On Saturday William Shatner’s new documentary "Get A Life!" premiers on Epix. For his latest doc, Bill dives deep into Star Trek fandom to find out why Trek fans do what they do and today we have an exclusive clip from the doc to show some of Bill’s research. We also have details on how XBox 360 owners will be able to see all 11 Star Trek movies via Epix this weekend too.
Exclusive Clip from William Shatner’s ‘Get A Life!’
"William Shatner’s Get a Life!" premieres on the EPIX channel on July 28 at 8pm EST. Here is the official description:
Based on Shatner’s hugely popular book (in response to his now infamous skit on SNL), 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 has provided TrekMovie with an exclusive clip from the doc where we see Bill talking to Robert Walter, President of Joseph Campbell Foundation, about mythology and Star Trek fans.
If you don’t have Epix on your cable or satellite system you will be able to watch the documentary (and all Epix programming) for free online by signing up for a free 2 week trial at epixhd.com/freetrial.
Get A Life!, all Star Trek movies and more coming to XBox Live Subscribers
Epix has also just announced a free preview of the EPIX app on Xbox 360® along with a special programming event, Shatnerific: A Celebration of Star Trek Fandom, bringing together EPIX Original Documentaries about the franchise with 11 popular Star Trek movies to be made available July 28 – 29. A featured event on the Xbox LIVE dashboard, the Star Trek Celebration will make premium programming normally available only to Xbox LIVE Gold customers accessible to all Xbox LIVE subscribers.
Following up the success of the EPIX Original Documentary The Captains, an in-depth look at the Star Trek franchise through the experiences of each actor who has played a Starfleet captain, Shatner returns with William Shatner’s Get a Life! which explores the flip side of the coin in the Star Trek phenomena: the fans.
Along with the EPIX Original Documentaries, the Celebration of Star Trek Fandom will also feature an Xbox 360® exclusive presentation of all 11 Star Trek films, from the original Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) to the most recent Star Trek (2009).
“Xbox is a great partner for EPIX and we are thrilled to offer this unique experience to the massive fan base that the Star Trek franchise enjoys. Through this partnership we are able to reach an expanded audience that is using Xbox 360 and engage fans with our content to drive even greater awareness of our multiplatform offering,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX CEO and President.