But when Sir Patrick Stewart tried to get cable installed in his new apartment, he, the worldwide star of stage and film, found out he really is just like us.
Stewart, 72, became entangled with cable giant Time Warner Cable on Twitter last week while trying to get cable service installed in his new $2 million home in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood.
After battling with the company, well-known in New York City for its service delays, for more than a day, the actor, most famous for playing Starship Enterprise Capt. Jean-Luc Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” took to social media to express his angst.
“All I wanted to do was set up a new account with [Time Warner Cable] but 36hrs later I’ve lost the will to live,” Stewart tweeted under the handle @SirPatStew Thursday.
Time Warner, perhaps leery of getting on the wrong side of “Trekkies,” responded on Twitter at warp speed to Stewart’s plea, tweeting, “How can we assist you,” from @TWCableHelp.
“If that question had been asked at any time in the last 36 hours it would have been of value. But now . . . ,” was Stewart’s only reply.
Hate to find out how he reacts when he finds out he’ll have to pay extra for Fox Soccer Channel.
I’m under the assumption that as a Brit, he’s more of an EPL fan than an NFL fan, so the lack of the NFL Network won’t tick him off like it does the rest of us.
Resistance is futile. Negotiation is irrelevant. You will be assimilated.
Didn’t he ever hear of Direct TV or Dish?
Government sanctioned monopolies, like Time Warner, are the worst…
Oh sure. “Beam me up.” Unfortunately no bed of roses with satellite either. Had a tech guy out 4 times and had 4 different receivers in 3 months, and they still can’t figure out why live TV keeps jerking and the DVR on all 4 boxes (5 with the original) keeps freezing during playback.