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).
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In this video, William Shatner talks about science fiction and his TekWar series of books, which are newly released in electronic format.
TRAILER: William Shatner’s ‘Get a Life’ Takes a In-Depth Look at ‘Star Trek’ Fans in a New Documentary
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:
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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.