In 2007 William Shatner launched ShatnerVision at LiveVideo.com, a vlog (or video log) where he would regularly update fans with what is going on and also give a glimpse into the life that is Shatner, at least until April of this year when ShatnerVision stopped broadcasting. But the wait is over and Shatner is back with a new web vlog called ‘The Shatner Project’ that will launch at YouTube early next week.
The new online video home for Shatner is shatnerproject.com. The URL is currently directing you to Shatner’s new YouTube Channel (youtube.com/williamshatner), but eventually there will be a stand alone site as well. Paul Camuso, producer for ShatnerVision as well as the new Shatner Project tells TrekMovie that this new video project will be somewhat different. They will be doing fewer videos each week (say 2 or 3), but the goal is to go “more in depth” into the life of Shatner. “You will get more of a 360 picture instead of just a peek of Bill’s live and adventures,” says Camuso. You can subscribe to the channel now, but there aren’t any videos yet. The date to go live with the first videos isn’t set yet, but should be early next week and could be as early as Monday September 15th. There will be three new Shatner videos on the launch day. ShatnerVision has been missed and so we very much look forward to The Shatner Project.
Shatner’s infamous “I don’t do cameos” ShatnerVision clip from last October
Shatner on Saturday Night Live…tonight?
Paul Camuso also points us to a post he just made on the WilliamShatner.com website forums. It states that “a birdie told him” for Shatner fans to “…to set your DVR’s to record Saturday Night Live” tonight. He hasn’t offered any more details, but it is a good bet that Bill will be making some kind of appearance on the show. Tonight is the season premiere for the venerable sketch show and is being hosted by Olympic multi-gold winner Michael Phelps. The show was also going to feature an appearance by presidential candidate Barack Obama, but he cancelled due to Hurricane Ike. If Shatner does appear it would be his first time since hosting the show back in 1986.
…and who can forget Shatner’s famous SNL skit “Get a Life!”