TrekMovie is gearing up to celebrate our second annual "Shatcember". Below we have a preview of the second season of William Shatner’s Raw Nerve, plus a preview of the special edition of Kingdom of the Spiders. We also have your guide to keeping an eye on Bill for the next month. [UPDATE: added video of Shatner with Kate Mulgrew and Brent Spiner]
Shatner’s Raw Nerve Season 2 Preview
Shatner’s Bio Channel talk show Raw Nerve is back in a couple of weeks. The Bio Channel has added a preview for the second season of Shatner’s Raw Nerve to the official site, where you can see Bill talking to Gene Simmons, Rush Limbaugh and Regis Philbin.
Other guests for season two include Mackenzie Phillips, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Springer, Larry Flynt, Tony Danza. The first two episodes are December 6 at 10PM and 10:30PM Eastern Time on Bio. The guests are Rush Limbaugh and Regis Philbin.
Fine Shat Cinema: Kingdom of Spiders Spec. Ed. DVD coming January
William Shatner may have starred in seven Star Trek feature films, but his movie career is much broader than that. Shortly before Star Trek The Motion Picture, he appeared in the cult classic, Kingdom of the Spiders, which will be out in January on a special edition DVD from Shout! Factory. The new version has an interview with Bill along with a director’s commentary and behind the scenes stuff and more. Here is the DVD trailer.
Shatner, Mulgrew + Spiner hang
They guys over at GeekChic pointed us to this brief video they took of Bill hanging out backstage with Brent Spiner and Kate Mulgrew.
Shat Talk: Bill to appear on Conan (again)…on Monday
Bill announced on Twitter that he will be appearing on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Monday November 30th. This will be Bill’s eighth appearance (as a guest and in sketches) on the Tonight Show since Conan took over in June. Since his first appearance, the infamous "bird flip" event (below), and subsequent "Palin Poetry" readings, Shat seems to be Conan’s viral go to guy. So tune in to see what they come up with.
Shat Talk w/ Headroom Clip
Bill has been doing talk shows for decades. One of his strangest appearances was the following from 1987, but just uploaded on YouTube. Bill appeared on the Cinemax show The Original Max Talking Headroom Show.
More Shat TV
Here is a guide to your Shatcember TV viewing in the next two weeks.
10PM BIO Star Trek: Captain’s Log (rerun)
11PM BIO Biography of William Shatner
4:45AM IFC Kingdom of the Spiders
2:30AM COMEDY CENTRAL Denis Leary Christmas Special (rerun)
10PM BIO Raw Nerve Season 2 Begins
10:30PM BIO Raw Nerve Season 2 continues
5PM DISXD The Wild
9AM TBS Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (guest star, rerun)