Actor William Shatner received the Honorary Headbanger Award at the third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which were held on April 20th in Los Angeles. Today, Noisecreep has a clip of Shatner accepting his award, complete with a brief profanity-laced speech. The broadcast of the full show airs on VH1 Classic this Saturday, May 28th at 10 p.m.

Former Golden Gods host comedian Brian Posehn and Anthrax's Scott Ian presented the award to Shatner. Before presenting the award, the duo bantered back and forth about Shatner's metalness by picking apart various items on his resume. They said that while he saved Spock, he also played TJ Hooker. In the end, they agreed that it's Captain Kirk, for God's sake and he is so metal he craps iron ore. He even recorded a forthcoming hard rock album where he covers Black Sabbath's iconic 'Iron Man.' If that's not metal, what is?

Dressed in black, Shatner was gracious (and decidedly metal) in his acceptance speech: "F---ing gnarly! I accept the award and knowing the spirit in which it is given, I appreciate the energy, the musicality, and the talent of you headbangers. F---ing gnarly."

F---ing gnarly indeed.

Watch the video of William Shatner's acceptance speech at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards