Supplemental Shatner #1: The Devil’s Rain (1975)

“Bloggers think I’m cool,” he said. “I wish I knew what it was about me that was cool so I can repeat it.” William Shatner, “The Many Iterations of William Shatner” – Ever since the Shatnerthon, I have been watching films that some of you fine Shatnerthonians wrote about. Of the films I’ve seen since…

Shatnerthon: The Bitter End

So here we are, the actual real final this-is-it end of the Shatnerthon. Le sigh. As much work as it was — and it turns out blogathons are a lot more work than you expect them to be, by the way — I felt genuinely sad when I posted the last Shatnerthonians list last Friday….

Shatnerthonians Day 5: The Big Finale!

Hooray! The big day is here! Thanks to all of you for joining me for this week of fine Shatner-based products. It has been a hectic week but an absolute blast, and I hope you had as much fun as I did. Wanting to find out who won the big giveaway? Check in early next…

Shatnerthon #5: Big Bad Mama (1974)

Big Bad Mama (1974) is an unabashed Bonnie and Clyde rip-off, stealing plot points and iconic moments from the 1967 film with abandon. It is also base exploitation; as in many Russ Meyer films, female character are strong and powerful, but they use sex as a vehicle to get what they need, which inevitably leads…

Shatnerthon #4: The Intruder (1962)

This movie surprised me. As I watched the opening scenes in a small town, I kept thinking of how they reminded me of the small towns near where I grew up. Sure enough, “The Intruder” was filmed in southern Missouri, in the small towns of East Prairie and Sikeston. That’s further east than where I…

Shatnerthonians: Day 4

Lots and lots of awesome today, my friends. If you’ve submitted something but don’t see it in this post or the earlier posts, let me know, because if it’s not posted yet that means I missed it or technical shenanigans are afoot. Tomorrow is the last day for submissions, so if you have something, send…

Shatnerthonians: Day 3

We have a ton of entries today, and every one of them will rock your world. I mean that literally; your room is going to start to shake and then you’ll have to call 911. (Please leave your “Rescue 911” jokes at the door. Thank you. –Mgmt.) As a reminder, if you have a submission…

Shatnerthon #3: The Kidnapping of the President (1980)

I know almost nothing about “The Kidnapping of the President.” The movie is based on the 1975 novel of the same name by Charles Templeton, who had a lengthy career as an evangelist turned agnostic turned politician turned author turned newscaster. It was released by Crown International, who also released “Deathrow Gameshow”; this explains why…

Shatnerthonians: Day 2

More terrific submissions for the Shatnerthon! Thank you all, every entry has been absolutely fantastic. I’ll be adding these to the master list here, which is the perfect place to start if you missed yesterday’s submissions because of that whole federal holiday thing. * Ivan of Thrilling Days of Yesteryear shows off his enormous schwanzstucker…

Shatnerthon #2: Impulse (1974)

Everybody loves “Impulse,” the horrifyingly inappropriate thriller starring William Shatner. If you like B-grade thrillers from this era, you have to see the film. The good news is that it’s available on about a bajillion DVDs, probably because it’s public domain now. (This is a theory. I am not a copyright lawyer, and my comment…