Yes, the man we also know as Captain Kirk has boldly gone into a recording studio to lay down a new album – and he’s roped in some pretty impressive guests.

Entitled Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album, the likes of Iggy Pop, and Henry Rollins are amongst the guests joining the man that once utterly crucified Pulp’s majestic classic Common People.

Shatner also demonstrates a passion for 1970s prog rock, with Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson featuring on Silver Bells (expect flute) and keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman also popping up. Or, perhaps more accurately, progging up.

Here’s “Heny” Rollins accompanying Shatner on Jingle Bells

The full horro- erm, track listing, goes a lot like this:

Jingle Bells (featuring Henry Rollins)
Blue Christmas (featuring Brad Paisley)
Little Drummer Boy (featuring Joe Louis Walker)
Winter Wonderland (featuring Todd Rundgren & Artimus Pyle)
Twas the Night Before Christmas (featuring Mel Collins)
Run Rudolph Run (featuring Elliot Easton)
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (featuring Rick Wakeman)
Silver Bells (featuring Ian Anderson)
One for You, One for Me
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (featuring Billy Gibbons)
Silent Night (featuring Iggy Pop)
White Christmas (featuring Judy Collins)
Feliz Navidad (ft. Dani Bender)
Jingle Bells (Punk Rock Version) (featuring Henry Rollins)

Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album releases in late October. Joy!