William Shatner's troubling behavior online is hardly new. But the actor caught the attention of Twitter at large when he used the ad hominem attack language of the alt-right in response to a fan. The fan was trying to remind him that he was part of an extremely progressive television show in the '60s that would have been lambasted by the "anti-SWJ" crowd, had they been around then and had 4chan. William Shatner should probably log off for a while.Read More
Today In Disappointing: William Shatner Cries “Misandry,” Proving That Fans Understand Kirk Better Than He Does
On Twitter yesterday, William Shatner got involved in a discussion about misogyny and its imaginary counterpart, "misandry" (you know, "reverse racism's" cousin?). What's interesting is that the discussion, as well as his disappointingly sexist comments, were the result of a fan tagging him in an article that the fan completely misunderstood.Read More
Strap on your big red diapers and settle in for some laughs.
It’s that most wonderful time of the day when an Honest Trailer pops up in the feed and this time, those clever Screen Junkies take on Jon Favreau’s live-action Jungle Book adaptation.Read More
A lesson in toxic fandom and imbalance of power.
After months upon months of Twitter backlash and fighting on both sides, many Outlander fans are accusing William Shatner of bullying them into silence. But what's really going on here?Read More
Thousands of fans turned out for Montreal Comic-Con July 8-10, many to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Overall, the mood was positive, forward-looking, and particularly supportive of diversity in the franchise. But then William Shatner opened his mouth, and took us all back in time (not in a fun Voyage Home way) with a string of sexist jokes.Read More
Adam Nimoy, son of Leonard Nimoy, raised over $662,00 on Kickstarter to make the documentary For the Love of Spock—a tribute to his father's life and his role as Spock on Star Trek.Read More
So that's a thing.
William Shatner said that more than a few ideas have been tossed around for the Star Trek 50th anniversary--including, apparently, a musical.Read More
William Shatner decided to take to Twitter to re-ignite decades of intergalactic rivalry, throwing some serious star-shade at Star Wars.Read More
Talk about a Sonic jam.
YouTuber Rush Coil recently posted a video of him recreating the theme from the first stage of Sonic the Hedgehog.Read More
All together now: d'aaaawwwwnowbringbackXenapleasethankyou.Read More
The modern understanding of queerness and fandom, in all its myriad forms and complexities, owes the lion’s share of thanks to James T. Kirk and Spock. That might’ve been because Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was fully on board with implying that they were queer.Read More
To honor Nimoy's life today, Shatner took to Twitter to answer fan questions about Nimoy and their friendship.Read More
Set phasers to "supreme thunder," team.
Today in "stuff that is surreally relevant to your very specific fandom interests," Captain Kirk uses a picture of Supernatural's Castiel and Kevin Tran to have a conversation about Sailor Jupiter. I am not making that up. It actually happened.Read More
Michael Keaton Doesn’t Want To be Asked About Batfleck; Will Shatner Gets Mad About Star Trek 3 Rumors
And both of them want you off their lawn.
Today in "older actors from beloved franchises getting kinda snippy with the press about reboots" news, Michael Keaton and William Shatner are... well, doing that. Bless you both.Read More
HE DOESN'T EVEN GO HERE.
The Shat didn't just wander in off the street to dazedly photobomb this TNG reunion—as selfie-taker LeVar Burton points out in this tweet, they were all participating in a panel at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. I... I'm sorry, was I saying something? Sir Patrick Stewart continues to be hypnotic.Read More
Sesame Street has released a preview of an upcomoming episode centered around Numeric Con, “the greatest number-lover convention of the year.” Elmo, did you dress as “The Dark Nine-t”? Did you?! What's your favorite geek reference in this video? Is it anything other than Muppet Shatner?Read More
Captain's log: Checked in on NASA's quaint "space station."
Being the quintessential Starfleet Captain has its perks, including NASA addressing you as such and updating you on missions, apparently. Good to know the space program is keeping ol' Kirk in the loop.Read More
Resistance is futile.
What does the Internet like more than Geordi La Forge? Geordi La Forge and his Enterprise friends reading bedtime stories, of course! To reach the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter's updated goal of $5 million, LeVar Burton has assembled a fleet of Star Trek actors for a series of live shows, and yes--Shatner and Professor X will be in attendance.Read More