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Milwaukee's Star Trek-painted garage gets Shatner's attention

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- William Shatner on Sunday night posted on Twitter about a uniquely-painted garage on Milwaukee's southwest side.

The garage door is painted in a tribute to last year's 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Shatner, of course, played the iconic role of Capt. James T. Kirk on the series.

Twitter user Karen Pilarski sent a photo of the garage to Shatner, to which he replied,"Remember the Partridge family episode...?"

His message was an obscure reference to a February 1972 episode named "My Heart Belongs to a Two Car Garage" in which a painter creates the image of a nude woman on a garage door, much to the displeasure of neighbors.

There's a much different reaction to the art from those who live near the Milwaukee home.

"I love it. He changes it up," said Angelique Lipofski. "He's done Spider-Man and Star Trek and the Brewers. It's beautiful. It's absolutely beautiful."

The garage isn't Shatner's only connection to Milwaukee. Since 2007, he's been a television spokesman for the law firm of Hupy & Abraham. Incidentally, the law firm a few years ago expanded to the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois, just about 60 miles to the east of Riverside, where Kirk will be born on March 22, 2233.

Our Milwaukee affiliate WISN 12 NEWS was unsuccessful in reaching the Milwaukee homeowner and artist.

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