Hosted by William Shatner, each episode of Weird or What? contains three separate stories of the bizarre and unexplained. As the show unfolds, it weighs various supernatural and scientific theories that attempt to explain the story, and sometimes features tests conducted as proof of a theory’s plausibility. The show features strange occurrences such as aliens, ghosts, monsters and natural disasters, and could lead you to question your understanding of what is real, what isn’t, and what’s just plain weird.
I’m disappointed that he’s only the host here, but considering that he’s as old as the Crypt Keeper and as dramatic as Rod Serling, the Shat is probably as genetically perfect for the job as they come.
Weird or What? airs tomorrow at 9 p.m. on Syfy. See, they can make something we want to see. Or at least that I want to see.
UPDATE (thanks kegs!): This show has quite the channel-jumping history, having first been on the History Channel, Discovery and NatGeo. It’s like the Defense Against the Dark Arts of shows.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
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