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William Shatner Starts SciFi DVD Club

Will you see films if Captain Kirk gives it two thumbs up?

William Shatner is starting his own DVD-of-the-month Club that features sci-fi movies. Sure, the movies are almost-unheard-of, but still it’s a, shall we say..enterprising…project? [Insert Austin Powers-like giggle here].

I have to say, I have grown to think highly of Shatman over the years. What started as a running punching bag joke has become a twisted form of respect. It’s not so much the success of Boston Legal (which I don’t watch anyway), or the hit-and-miss humor of Invasion Iowa, or the fact that I actually like Has Been (particularly his “Common People” duet with Joe Jackson.), or his humorous appearance on the Emmy Awards show, or his psycho TV Guide cover, or the kidney stone thing

OK, maybe it was a combination of all these. (Except the kidney stone thing. That was just creepy.) It’s hard not to like a guy who schools you at making fun of the Shat, even if it is Shatner himself.

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4 Comments on William Shatner Starts SciFi DVD Club

  1. Turns out Shatner didn’t really want his kidney stone back, the blog author you linked to got it wrong – it was actually Jimmy Kimmel who said he wanted the stone to auction it away and Shatner went along with the joke:

  2. Which is why we teach you kids to always check your sources. |-)

  3. Don’t forget the Shat man as himself, or “Bill” in “Free Enterprise”…… that’s when I really began to like him. The “B” story of the movie made fun of Shatner’s “real” persona as well as his “Captain” persona. (Who can ever forget the finale with “Bill” performing “Julius Ceasar” via Rap music? Classic.)

    Supposedly, Free Enterprise II will start filming soon and “Bill” will be in it again.

    I can barely wait!

  4. Its really hard not to like a guy who has for the most part embraced his cheese factor and realizes that being parodied is a form of flattery. I guess thats the way I see him and which is why I enjoy watching him still work. His stint on the MTV Video awards a few years ago were a riot – specially his version of Seven with himself portraying all three roles at the end of the movie, but one as James T. Kirk and another as TJ Hooker šŸ™‚

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