Here's a trailer for the documentary about Trekkies... oh, sorry, Trekkers, aptly titled Get A Life!, which is really only half the name because it's full title is William Shatner's Get A Life! - who better to host a documentary about the most ancient of obsessed fans, than the man who they obsess over?
Trekkers really aren't that big of a deal anymore, we (yes, me as well) have latched onto many other non-Roddenbury properties that consume our time, money, and midnight screening wardrobes. Trekkers do still seem to have something over other geek groups though. One of those things is the uncanny ability to deny reality. They tend to blur in their minds the fact that Star Trek was just a TV Show. But the other more endearing quality they have is a real sense of unity. On top of that Trekkers seem to have more of a 'ride or die' or more forgiving attitude towards the less spectacular Star Trek efforts. We love our comic-book movies, but the second one falls under our expectations, we rip it apart.
This looks like this could be a very entertaining doc. Shatner seems to have had a fun time making it as well. William Shatner’s Get A Life! premieres on EPIX, EpixHD.com and on EPIX apps including Xbox, Roku players and more on July 28th at 8 PM EST.
If you're attending Comic-Con, Shatner will be hosting a screening of the film at 7:00PM at Reading Cinemas. There will also be a panel hosted by Kevin Smith on Saturday, at room 6A, from 4:15-5:15.
Based on Shatner’s hugely popular book, this film examines the mystery, longevity and the cultural phenomena of Star Trek and its long-obsessed fans known as “Trekkers.” On the surface, the film is an exploration of strangers who have for years attended conventions which looked foolish and almost laughable to some – but Shatner discovers the many secrets and hidden motives behind these individuals’ compulsion to attend these events. The end result is a film that reveals a fun and touching side of the fanfare surrounding Star Trek, and examines the thrill of what's happening at these fantasy conventions and the enduring popularity of the film and TV series as Shatner further embraces his role as Captain James T. Kirk and his own impact.
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