Thus far, there are a lot of great submissions to the Shatnerthon. Thanks to everyone who has already submitted! The turnout has been much better than I expected, so I am thrilled to death.
This is the master list of all submissions from Day One and beyond, in approximately alphabetical order. If you don’t see your links here yet, don’t worry; I am spreading links out throughout the week and yours will be posted soon.
Please, check out these fine blogs! You won’t regret it.
- Allen Hefner, the Bit Part Blogger gives us a look at bit actors Mark Lenard and Persis Khambatta in ST:TMP.
- Andreas at Pussy Goes Grrr! writes about “The Devil’s Rain”, a movie that I just yesterday said I was kind of afraid to watch after hearing how bad it was. Now that I’ve read the post at PGG, though, I realize that I’ve seen pictures and screencaps of this for years. Also, allow me to quote briefly from the post:
“William Shatner does indeed appear in this movie, but alas, like Ida Lupino and John Travolta, he spends most of his time moaning satanic chants and not having any eyes.”
- Bryce at Things That Don’t Suck accidentally watched “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.” Things did not go well, and I think he might have to change the title of his blog to Things That Don’t Suck Unless ST:TMP Is Involved.
- Ed at Ed’s Omniscient Overview made a nifty collage of some of his favorite Shatnerthon moments. Ed also made the Garfield mock-up that graces this page.
- Ed at Ed’s Omniscient Overview composed a loverly pome for our man Bill.
- In a wonderful video entry, Francesca has given us a unique and fun look at TOS Captain Kirk featuring Walt Whitman’s celebration of the male body. Check out her full entry at l’astronave with notes, as well as her sidebar with links to more of her glorious Star Trek fan videos.
- Ivan gives us more early television Shatner, this time from “The Naked City”. An excerpt of Ivan’s post:
Man! Ever have one of those days when you wake up with the hangover to end all hangovers—and then find your wife’s corpse on the floor of your apartment? (Boy, if I had a nickel for…well, this isn’t really about me, is it?)
- Ivan with two more great entries on early TV Shat: “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and “12 O’Clock High.” I have not seen any of the episodes Ivan has written about, and while I’ve read all his other entries with gusto, I didn’t want to get spoiled for this UNCLE episode: It’s the one with Shatner and Nimoy.
- Ivan of Thrilling Days of Yesteryear shows off his enormous schwanzstucker archives (he’s very popular) with a post about “Thriller” episode “The Hungry Glass”, starring William Shatner and several lovely mirrors.
- Ivan with another day of excellent early TV Shatness: A “Route 66” guest starring role. Ivan says the Shatnerthon has been “tremendous fun”, and I agree! This has been a blast so far.
- J. Kingston Pierce, editor of the amazing blog The Rap Sheet, has written an absolutely terrific article on “The Barbary Coast,” a short-lived 1975 series starring Shatner and Doug McClure. Very highly recommended!
- Jake at Cine-a-tech gives us a lovely post about the Billster’s one true love: Horses. A ‘net friend of mine has mentioned seeing William Shatner at a large Midwestern horse show, but until Jeff’s post I didn’t know he hosted a charity horse show in Hollywood each year. And now you know it, too.
- J.D. at Radiator Heaven with an incredibly good write up of “Free Enterprise,” not just a summary but a history, and a screencap of Shatner looking at porn that I just can’t stop grinning about. If the movie is half as charming as JD’s write up of it is, then it’s got to be a modern classic.
- JPK at Can’t Explain gives us an excellent review of William Shatner’s 2004 album “Has Been.” JPK quickly pinpoints the heart of Shatner’s current incarnation and its expression on the album. Insightful and highly recommended reading.
- Judy at Costume Drama Reviews (as well as Movie Classics) writes about the 1978 “Little Women” mini series starring Susan Dey, Meredith Baxter-Birney, and William Shatner. An excellent review and some really nice screencaps — jealousy-inspiring, actually.
- Kris of Kris’ Movie Reviews writes an excellent, informative review of William Shatner’s short-lived 1965 television series “For the People,” a show that was supposed to be Shatner’s big break. It didn’t quite turn out that way.
- Kris of Kris’ Movie Reviews loves “T.J. Hooker” and is not ashamed to say it, nor should she be.
- Margaret at the lovely Smoothable with a delightful entry combining William Shatner and Wendell Berry. Absolutely charming.
- Monty at Hero Worship with a very funny look at “Free Enterprise,” with a Caesar rapping porn lovin’ William Shatner. Awesome in every way.
- mortmere at LiveJournal combines “Gilda” with a hint of Shatnoy slashiness. This is a post after my own heart. You have got to see that poster manip!
- Movie Bullstuff with a terrific post on “Impulse” and its shared themes with a Hitchcock classic. Also, are there any better last names than Shatner and Hitchcock? I submit to you that there are not.
- Peteski at This Isn’t Happiness is drawing a blank.
- Sci-Fi Fanatic has a truly excellent review of Captain Kirk’s Guide To Women by John “Bones” Rodriguez, with a bonus comment from the author himself! Learn how to mack the Captain Kirk way.
- The Floating Red Couch gives us his 3rd and final review (thus far!) for a Star Trek original cast film: The Voyage Home. What I love about this film is that any Trekker who hears the title of this film immediately utters these 2 words: Transparent aluminum! The Couch’s review wastes no time in this regard, not letting us forget that even though the crew was a bit long in the tooth by this time, dammit people, they were making transparent aluminum. You don’t mess with that.
- The Floating Red Couch irreverently dissects “The Wrath of Khan”, and the results couldn’t be more spot on. And he’s right, Scotty didn’t get promoted. What the hell is that all about?
- The Floating Red Couch gives us part 2 of his series on Star Trek movies: The Search for Spock. It was in this post that I realized Mr. Couch and I share the same ability to communicate only in “Futurama” quotes. It makes travel to foreign countries a lot easier, as we can both tell you.
- Tony at Cinema Viewfinder discusses the complicated “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, the difficult path it took from conception to reality, and its place in the current canon. And now I know I must see the director’s cut of this film.
- Tony at Cinema Viewfinder reviews the “Star Trek: Season 1” Blu-Ray with decidedly fresh observations on a series everyone on the Internet has been discussing since 1966.
- Tony at Cinema Viewfinder with a perceptive look at “The Outrage,” the 1964 Hollywood remake of “Rashomon.” Tony always has terrific insight into the films he blogs about, and posts like his are even more remarkable when compared to so-called reviews on sites like the IMDb. Most comments about movies William Shatner is in refer to him as “Captain Kirk” or, at best, qualify a film as being “pre-Kirk.” There is more to Shatner than Captain Kirk, and maybe posts like Tony’s can finally get that notion through to more people. One can hope.
- Tracy Dolphin of Wickedlady Collectibles pointed out that one of William Shatner’s jackets from “Wrath of Khan” is up for auction at Heritage Auction Galleries. This reminds me that some Star Trek items were also for sale recently at Profiles in History.
- W.B. Kelso with vintage newspaper ads for “The Devil’s Rain”! Also, buy one hot dog, get one free.
- W.B. again at Micro Brewed Reviews with a review of the good-twin-evil-twin “White Comanche”, starring William Shatner and William Shatner. You must read WB’s assessment of Shatner’s portrayal of the half-Comanche half-White twin Notah Moon.
- W.B. Kelso of Scenes from the Morgue has posted several original newspaper ads for “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” and they are all a lot of fun, especially the article about Persis Khambatta. Check it out!
- W.B. Kelso contributes the tarantula-and-Q-tip epic “Kingdom of the Spiders” at 3B Theater: Microbrewed Reviews. I had trouble reading this because AUGH SPIDERS YUCK, but the cap of Shatner with the Q-tip was so worth it. The last time I saw this film was when it was a movie of the week in the 1970s; I was a wee lass and less freaked out by cinematic spiders than I am now, but I am 99.44% sure that this movie is why I grew to be so arachnophobic. To this day I remember the scene where Shatner is covered in tarantulas. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA make it stop make it stop
- You can’t get enough W.B. Kelso or “Kingdom of the Spiders,” which is why W.B. posted a series of vintage advertisements for the movie. CREEPY vintage advertisements.
- Zachary at The Lightning Bug’s Lair posted about “The Kidnapping of the President” before I did! And better, too. Thanks to the wonders of technology, I didn’t find out about his post until late Wednesday, so I’m late to the party when it comes to his fine write-up. He also figured out that Shatner was an FBI agent; I confess I couldn’t figure out who was Secret Service, who was FBI, and who was CIA. The Lightning Bug’s Lair holds a Shatner celebration each March, the month our man Bill was born, and I highly recommend perusing the Shatner tag on LBL.
- Dona with fanvid tributes on YouTube:Tribute #1 [with Rocket Man original song]Tribute #2 Sexy BoyTribute #3 Shatner in Outer Limits seriesTribute #4 Shatner Twilight Zone mash-up
Thought you’d like to know that my good friend, J.D. over at RADIATOR HEAVEN posted his fine take of Shatnerthon! Free Enterprise.
BTW, this is one great testimonial for the icon that is Shatner! Thanks for this.
Thanks for all your work organizing this, Stacia. It’s been a lot of fun to read all the different takes on Shatner.
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