Monday, October 19, 2009

"Why is Captain Kirk Climbing a Mountain?"

"Because I'm in love," answers Shatner. This is a pretty groovy video by Fall on Your Sword. I enjoyed it, but then, I'm a Star Trek fan (yes, I can even find enjoyment in the Enterprise series). I am pretty sure that people other than Trekkies will enjoy this though. At least that's my hope.

And while we're on the topic of William Shatner, I have enjoyed the light-hearted way he has approached his fame...even making fun of his seeming larger-than-life status. That being said, I first came across this next piece of Shatner fun at the great site Neatorama. It's the book Shatnerquake by Jeff Burk (who also puts out The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction with Andersen Prunty and Jordan Krall).

Now, having yet to read this book, I can't give it my full review (obviously), but being a fan of both William Shatner and Bruce Campbell, it sounds like great fun! From Amazon's website, here is the premise:

William Shatner? William Shatner. WILLIAM SHATNER!!! It's the first ShatnerCon with William Shatner as the guest of honor! But after a failed terrorist attack by Campbellians, a crazy terrorist cult that worships Bruce Campbell, all of the characters ever played by William Shatner are suddenly sucked into our world. Their mission: hunt down and destroy the real William Shatner.

I can't wait to sink my eyes into this one! I hope it's as great as my mind is already making it out to be. If any of you have read it or just have thoughts about William Shatner, Star Trek or Bruce Campbell, feel free to leave a comment!


Jeff Burk said...

To whom it may concern,

I am writing because I saw your website covered the book “Shatnerquake.” I am the author and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you. It is little things like simply posting to on the internet that help out independent artists, like myself, in this era of giant crushing-corporations.

I am also writing to let you know that on this coming Tuesday, November 17th, I will be offering “Shatnerquake” as a free download on my website ( I figured that since you covered the book in the past, your readers may be interested in knowing that they will be able to get it for free this week.

Thank you again for your help.