Remember how William Shatner made a liitle documentary called The Captains, where he interviewed every single actor who played a captain on all the various Star Trek movies and TV series? Apparently, that was just the beginning. Shatner’s next doc is Gat a Life! (named after his Saturday Night Live skit, of course), where he examines Trek fans and fandom. I’m a little worried that it might devolve into a “OMG aren’t nerds crazy?” type thing, not really because of anything in the trailer above, but just because so many of these docs do, but I’d like to think Shatner knows where his bread is buttered nowadays. I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt. I guess we’ll find out when it debuts on Epix on July 28th.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.