As part of a “$1.99 and Up” promotion for some of their “cops and robbers” sf/f books, Open Road Media has produced the following video in which “William Shatner, Liz Williams, Walter Mosley, and Simon R. Green talk about the popularity of the detective-style story set in a fantastical world—cops and robbers, science fiction style.”
In this epsiode of Action Bill, William Shatner’s time traveling robot attempts to destroy William Shakespeare but underestimates the fighting prowess of Action Bill.
Shat does progressive rock as only he can. Well…him and just about anyone with a voice or a speech synthesiser..
It’s got William Shatner fighting a Gorn!
For those who don’t remember Max Headroom, well…I’m sure this is as good an introduction as any. But mix in a little William Shatner and you get quite the lively interview (starting around the 4-minute mark).
In this video, William Shatner talks about science fiction and his TekWar series of books, which are newly released in electronic format.
William Shatner’s latest project is a documentary that takes a close look at Star Trek fans. It’s called William Shatner’s ‘Get a Life’, a reference to his now-classic Saturday Night Live skit.
William Shatner Get a Life premieres at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp in San Diego, California…then on EPIX, EpixHD.Com EPIX Apps including Xbox, Roku Players And More On July 28th At 8 PM ET.
Here’s the show trailer:
Hmm. Suddenly I’m in the mood for cheese…
[via Poe TV]
As if to solidify the connection between SciFi and wrestling, the WWE tapped William Shatner (as it were) to speak-sing WWE wrestler themes. The results are…well, see for yourself…
And by “reads” I mean “over-acts”.
Bonus for the daring viewer who clicks play: Fred Travalena!
So..apparently that 6 and not 5 Disturbing Things I Didn’t Know About William Shatner.
From a recent episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien:
William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy laugh it up at this year’s Dragon*Con. Now, through the magic of YouTube, you can watch all 7 parts below.
- AMC has acquired the rights to Robert Kirkman’s popular comic book The Walking Dead for a potential series. [via Tor.com]
- @Omnivoracious: Kage Baker, author of The Hotel Under the Sand.
- Patrick at Stomping on Yeti continues his profiles of Tomorrow’s Big Genre Stars, this time with Cory Doctorow.
- Angry Robot Books has video of Dan Abnett discussing reading and writing>
- Nnedi Okorafor asks: Is Africa Ready for Science Fiction?
- L. Jagi Lamplighter continues her discussion on the oirgins of her first novel, Prospero Lost.
- Jeff Somers says the Singularity is NOT the end of sf.
- Jason Sanford dubs the current sf trend “SciFi Strange“. I like it.
- Video treat: Neil Gaiman reads Cory Doctorow “The Right Book”.
- Tor books announces Halo: Evolutions a collection featuring original tales by Eric Nylund, Karen Traviss, Tobias Buckell and more — coming November 24, 2009.
- Suvudu’s Free Library is a temporary condition! Get yours before they’re gone.
- Forbidden Planet announces a signing by Kim Stanley Robinson (Galileo’s Dream) at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, on Thursday 17th September 6 – 7pm.
- Real (Weird) Science: Giant new planet orbits wrong way! Astronomers have discovered a planet (dubbed WASP-17) twice the size of Jupiter (the largest planet ever discovered) that orbits opposite to its star’s direction of rotation. [via Neatorama]
- Real Weird: Hewlett-Packard employees in Palo Alto, Califormia, were greeted with a phone message from William Shatner, a tele-bullying tactic by eco-activists in retaliation for HP backing off a eco-friendly promise. Oh, and then there was the vandalism.
- I’ll never get tired of pictures like this Death Star concept art.
- I’m not the only one who loved From Dusk Till Dawn. It’s two…two…two movies in one.
- Polish TV station TVN has released a teaser (in Polish) and trailer (with English subs) of a series titled Naznaczony (Marked). Looks cool. [Thanks, Pawel!]
- ScifiSquad tells us why Torchwood and Doctor Who should merge on the big screen. Sound great to me! Green light it.
- SpoutBlog lists 9 Greatest Human-Alien Sex Scenes.
- Not to be outdone, SciFi Scanner lists The Top Ten Close Encounters of the Scintillating Kind. What? No orgasmatron from Woody Allen’s Sleeper? What is the world coming to?
- Karen Burnham lists Non-Fiction for SF Fans.
- @retroCRUSH: The 20 Best Zombie Movies Of All Time.
- Interviews & Profiles:
- @Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews: an interview with Ekaterina Sedia, author of The Alchemy of Stone.
- The always-awesome Fast Forward has video reactions from Chesley Award winners John Picacio and Lou Anders.
- Guardian looks at the myth-making genius of Hugo winner Neil Gaiman. “His Hugo award doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but it’s supremely well deserved.”
- Orbit has a video interview with Joe Abercrombie, as well as an excerpt of his novel Best Served Cold.
- Bibliophile Stalker has an interview with Aliette de Bodard.
- @Strange Horizons: David Weber. [via Bibliophile Stalker]
- Shat alert! Time interviews William Shatner.
- @Subterranean Press: Joe R. Lansdale interviews Hap and Leonard. Yes, they’re his fictional creations. What’s it to ya’?
- Wired says the Hugo Awards are overdue for a videogame category. [Thanks Pawel]
- At Barnes & Noble, author Paul DiFilippo on Cyberpunk and its legacy while he discusses John Shirley’s Bleak Histoy, Rudy Rucker’s Hylozoic and Bruce Sterling’s The Caryatids. [via Enter the Octopus]
- Underwire looks at Vintage Mexican Sci-Fi. [via Boing Boing]
- “The relentless cacophony that is life in the 21st century can make settling in with a book difficult even for lifelong readers and those who are paid to do it.” So says the LA Times in their article about the lost art of reading.
- Book View Cafe’s 4th Twitter Fic contest is being held from August 11 through 13.
- The Onion illuminates us on the fine art of sf writing with the revelation that one Sci-Fi Writer Attributes Everything Mysterious To ‘Quantum Flux’. [via Bookninja]
- Now this is an idea I can get behind: Wizard of Oz Remastered And Returning To Theaters!
Beat Poet Shatner makes another Tonight Show appearance, this time reading Sarah Palin’s tweets.
Palin’s final speech was a thing of poetic beauty…And who does poetry better than Shatner?
See? This is why we love Shatner.