Although we obviously tend to associate William Shatner with Star Trek, that show and its movie spin-offs only make up a part of his long and multi-faceted career.
Even if we just focus on his acting resume, we'd find that he's been working pretty steadily ever since the early 1950s. And it's fair to say that in his 90 years on this planet, Shatner has seen a lot.
But until recently, one thing he has avoided in that time is sharks. But while his fears were likely influenced in part by media portrayals of sharks — including what you might see during Shark Week — it was through this year's Shark Week programming that he found himself overcoming them through a stunning encounter.