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JJ Abrams may not be bringing his latest Star Trek project to Comic-con, but William Shatner is. The EPIX Chanel is sending Bill to San Diego Comic-con for a panel on his new Trek fan documentary "Get a Life!" which will also be screened for the first time. The documentary will premiere later in July on the EPIX chanel. More details plus exclusive first image below.
Shatner’s "Get A Life!" Premièring at Comic Con on July 14 + on EPIX Channel July 28
On July 14th the EPIX chanel hosts a panel with William Shatner and legendary cult-film maker Roger Corman, moderated by director Kevin Smith. Shatner is there to talk about his documentary "Get a Life!" and Corman is there for his new movie "Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader."
Following the panel on July 14, both William Shatner and Roger Corman will each introduce screenings to their new films at Comic-Con: the EPIX Original Documentary William Shatner’s Get a Life! at 7PM and EPIX Original Movie Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader in 3D at 12AM at Reading Cinemas.
Both Shatner and Corman’s films will be premiering later in the summer on the EPIX channel. Here is the official blurb for Shatner’s documentary:
William Shatner’s Get a Life! – Premiering July 28 at 8pm EST
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.
EPIX also sent TrekMovie this image from the documentary, shot at last year’s Las Vegas Star Trek convention:
If you don’t (or can’t) get the EPIX channel, you can see Shatner’s doc and everything else they offer with a free 2-week trial (www.epixhd.com/freetrial). However, you shouldn’t sign up for the trial until at least two weeks before the premiere on July 28th.
NOTE for Canadian readers. This same documentary will be airing in Canada under the name "Fan Addicts." We will provide an update when we have more details on when and where you will be able to see it.
Like we did for for Shatner’s "The Captains" documentary on Epix last summer, TrekMovie will be providing updates and previews of this new Star Trek-themed doc. So stay tuned.