Tuesday 26 February 2013

Beam me up, Scotty

William Shatner is a living symbol of cult television. He has appeared in over 200 films and TV shows, most significantly in Star Trek (1966-1969). But he also played T. J. Hooker on T. J. Hooker (1982-1986), hosted Rescue 911 (1989-1996), and starred in the television dramas The Practice (2004) and Boston Legal (2004-2008).

His experience hosting the Miss United States beauty pageant qualified him to appear at the 2013 Oscars via video hook-up in order to help out the host.

These days, the man is 81 years old, which is about the right age at which to start making your own web series TV. His show is called Brown Bag Wine Tasting.
Bill goes out into the public with a bottle of wine in a brown paper bag. After meeting a new friend, they taste and rate the wine together.
Yeah, I know, you don't believe me. But it's true. Just watch this.

Now why this is interesting, apart from the obvious cinematic qualities of the show, is that the man is coming to town. By "the man," I mean William Shatner; and by "town," I mean Adelaide.

The Oz Comic-Con will be held in Adelaide on the weekend of March 16-17. Mr Shatner is so excited by the prospect of being in Adelaide that he wants to meet some interesting people here. And drink some wine with them. I know this because he tweeted the information.

So, if you are two camerapersons living in Adelaide, or if you're simply interesting, e-mail the man: Press@WilliamShatner.com. Good luck!

Actually, no, he's not coming to Adelaide now. Changed his mind... Sorry if I raised anyone's hopes.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

You helped spread the word. Now Mr Shattner knows he will get a lot of support if he is ever able to make it down here.