Part of the celebration of William Shatner’s 80th birthday is honoring the man through emulation with the 3rd International Talk Like William Shatner Day. TrekMovie asked fans to send in their best Shatners for a video contest and today we are ready to announce the winners. We also have a special video from Talk Like Shatner Day founder and judge Maurice LaMarche. Check them out below.
TALK LIKE WILLIAM SHATNER DAY VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS & FINALISTS
In the last four days we got a good number of submissions and a panel of judges narrowed down the list to eight finalists. International Talk Like William Shatner Day founder Maurice LaMarche went over the finalists and picked the winners and the runners up. The finalists are presented here and below is a special video from LaMarche with his own tribute to Shatner, plus he discusses each of the finalists, explaining his rankings.
Grand Prize Winner: Jeff Nelson (TheRagsymuffin)
First runner-up: Michael (albadore):
Second runner-up: James Cathcart (JACathcart5181):
Grand Prize collection
Giancarlo Danubio (jim5582)
Dave Leigh (LeighDF)
Youngest entry honorable mention: Naomi K:
Maurice La Marche judges the finalists
International Talk Like William Shatner Day founder, and famed voice artist Maurice LaMarche analyzes all eight finalists and picks the winners. He also offers up his own Talk Like Shatner tribute and even makes some Futurama news.
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You can view all the entries at the TrekMovie YouTube Talk Like Shatner Day 2011 Playlist, or via the embedded playlist below:
A huge thanks to all the entries in the 2011 Talk Like William Shatner Day Video Contest. Also thanks to the judges and ThinkGeek, WilliamShatner.com