Seth MacFarlane (far left) and William Shatner, with Stephen Battaglio (inset)
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So, how does it feel to have your name dropped before a billion people?
Surprising, says TV Guide
business editor Stephen Battaglio, who was part of the lively opening exchange
between Oscar host Seth MacFarlane
and intruder from the future William Shatner.
In a spoof (and a screen grab), the Star Trek
captain showed the Family Guy
guy what would be his upcoming review from Battaglio.
"I didn't know it was coming," Battaglio writes on TV Guide
's website. "I was watching the show at home with my wife. Staring at the byline, it took a few seconds to absorb."
And once it did, he says, "every electronic device in our apartment was ringing, buzzing, pinging or vibrating."
For the writer's full reaction, click here
– Stephen M. Silverman