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Get a Life! (2012)

An EPIX Original documentary directed by William Shatner, based on his hugely popular book, in which he examines the cultural phenomena of STAR TREK, its fan-following and his own role within it. In HD.

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Credited cast:
William Shatner ... Himself
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Rene Auberjonois ... Himself
John Cho ... Himself
James Darren ... Himself
Terry Farrell ... Herself
Dominic Keating ... Himself
Nichelle Nichols ... Herself
John Paladin John Paladin ... Himself
David R. Sparks Jr. David R. Sparks Jr. ... Himself
Connor Trinneer ... Himself
Nana Visitor ... Herself
Scott Witherall Scott Witherall ... Himself
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An EPIX Original documentary directed by William Shatner, based on his hugely popular book, in which he examines the cultural phenomena of STAR TREK, its fan-following and his own role within it. In HD.

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28 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Much more enjoyable than "Trekkies"
19 November 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The title of this documentary is taken from one of the funniest Saturday Night Live" skits of the 1980s--the one where William Shatner addresses a groups of Trekkies and tells them to 'get a life'! It's an excellent title to this Shatner-hosted show, as it explores Star Trek fandom as well as tries to draw some meaning to all this.

Now I mentioned in the summary that it was more enjoyable than the documentary "Trekkies" and I think this is true for two main reasons. First, I really liked all the touching vignettes in "Get a Life". While I would have STILL preferred more of these, much of "Get a Life" nearly brings you to tears even if you are not a Star Trek fan. Second, it does offer a bit more depth than just folks attending conventions and obsessing about the Trek. Shatner and others try to find a deeper meaning and often parallels to Joseph Campbell's "Hero's Journey" are discussed. In other words, how are traditional mythology and Star Trek obsession similar?

Overall, this is clearly a show that would appeal most to Star Trek fans, but even to the casual and non-obsessed fan (like myself) it has a lot of appeal. Well worth seeing.


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