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In 'Ponder the Mystery,' William Shatner again explores new worlds
In 'Ponder the Mystery,' William Shatner again explores new worlds

For more than half of his life, actor William Shatner has been on a mythical mission "to boldly go where no man has gone before." Though he no longer commands the Starship Enterprise, the 82-year-old poet and TV pitchman is still visiting bizarre worlds. His most recent? That oddball realm of prog rock. His concept album, "Ponder the Mystery," finds the man formerly known as Capt. James T. Kirk supported by a new crew that wields musical instruments rather than phasers. They include former members of the band Yes — Tony Kaye, Billy Sherwood and Rick Wakeman. Shatner's reason for the new journey is quite simple: He wanted to find a fresh forum in which to...

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