Thursday, September 30, 2004

Shatner's Scam

If you can't trust Captain Kirk, who can you trust?

I mentioned last week that William Shatner was in Riverside, Iowa, casting bit parts and shooting scenes for a low budget movie called Invasion Iowa.

Now it turns out that there's no such film. The whole thing was a set-up for a Spike TV reality show about a small town's reaction to a Hollywood film crew. One extra reports having been suspicious of the project, on the grounds that it all seemed so "cheesy."  Hey, Shatner can be cheesy. Haven't you watched his ads on tv?

Still, the hoax does seem, as the man said, cheesy. Shatner said nice things about the town that bills itself as the future birthplace of Captain Kirk, but it's hard to avoid the impression that he's laughing at Riverside, probably because of its calculated but harmless use of Shatner's Star Trek character for commercial purposes. Shame on him.

Come to think of it, you can't trust Captain Kirk, either. He did invent the corbomite maneuver, after all.


Read the story on Netscape News

1 comment:

ryanagi said...

Shatner and Kirk...the master liars. LMAO!