Thursday, September 23, 2004

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone But Corn

This sounds both very corny (heh heh) and kind of scary...

William Shatner, who played the commander of the starship USS Enterprise in the '60s Star Trek series, arrived in Riverside Tuesday to hold auditions for four small parts in a low-budget, sci-fi movie he wrote with Star Trek co-star, Leonard Nimoy. The working title of the movie is Invasion Iowa. Shatner called the film "his baby," and said he's dreamed of putting the story on the big screen for 30 years.

I think Nimoy has shown some stuff by co-writing and directing the movies Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Shatner, on the other hand, mainly succeeded in ticking off a lot of die-hard Trek fans with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (the only Trek movie that officially "never really existed" as far as Trekkers in general are concerned), which was also "his baby".

On the other hand, Shatner has written some pretty good novels, including a couple for Star Trek plus his own, original Tek series.

Oh, well. I'm sure it'll all be good for some much-needed laughs.

14 comments:

Don Snabulus said...

At least Shatner isn't remaking Elton John's Rocket Man in movie form. This world has suffered enough!

Anonymous said...

Dick Cheney:

No, it hasn't!

Anonymous said...

John Kerry:

Yes it has!! .... I mean, no it hasn't. Or rather, yes it has. ....... or has not.

Anonymous said...

Ralph Nader: Mr. Kerry, you are undemocratic, bordering on fascist. Mr. Cheney, can I have another $500,000 in campaign money? I'm almost out and I am having trouble coming up with the 12 signatures I need to make the ballot in South Dakota.

Anonymous said...

William "Maize" Shatner: COOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRN!

Anonymous said...

George W. "the Prez" Bush:

Oh, the world isn't suffering at all! That's just paranoia and mong-haterin...er...hate-mongering on the part of the Liberal press!

****BOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!****What I meant to say is that the world isn't suffering relatively speaking, but we aren't about to let a few thermo-nucular puffballs push us off the path to democracy! We are winning the war on terror!!!

****BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!**********That was nothing! Actually, when I said it was nothing, I meant it was nothing relatively speaking...

Anonymous said...

Not drinking the Kool-Aid:

I am trying to see the political angle on this post and I can't find it...not that it stopped anyone from drinking that Kool-Aid.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm.....Kool-Aid!

Didn't someone say something about Code Red tasting like Kool-Aid with more mmmmMMEEEEAAAAT in it?

Oops, sorry, wrong blog.

The Moody Minstrel said...

You might as well drink the Kool-Aid, anonymous. In this blog, as with the overwhelming majority of things American these days, EVERYTHING has a political turn.

Which reminds me: Kerry sucks, Bush blows, and Nader just stands there holding it till he turns blue.
GO, KOOL-AID!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kool-Aid:

OH, YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!


...oh, no....

Anonymous said...

Al-Qaeda U.S. election disruptors:

RATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATAT ***BOOM***
RATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATAT
****BOOOOOM****RATATATATATATATATATATATATTAATATTATTATTATTVBLDTATAT
*******KERBLAMMOOOIE*******click

Anonymous said...

Kool-Aid:

....uhhhhhhhhhh...........


(A pool of red liquid begins to grow rapidly.)

Anonymous said...

The Religious Right:

RED LIQUID??!? OH, BOYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!


*********SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK************

ElTigris said...

William Shatner should stick to TV series...hes good at playing the same character over and over agian. Star trek V showed the example of his "talent". As far as the Tek series goes... I remember he had a ghost rider do the heavy work and he edited it for the story points and outline giving his "creative" input. I could be wrong here. Who the f*** would want to invade Iowa anyway? let me guess some super secret base .... using corn technology...watch out for the cows man they have alot of "Moo" you know what I mean?