It’s almost becoming a sub-genre unto itself, the documentary exploring the secret lives of geeks. And a group of geeks who are no strangers to public scrutiny and examination are the Trekkies, or Trekkers if you prefer. But now it’s their own captain who’s turning the microscope on the Star Trek fans to find out what really makes the culture tick.
Here’s the trailer for William Shatner’s Get a Life, a mission of exploration into the heart of the most intense fanbase around,
If you haven’t had the chance to watch Shatner’s documentary, The Captains, also for EPIX, then I really suggest you check it out in preparation for this doc. It’ll give you a sense of what a great interviewer Shatner really is. I know he has the reputation to hog the spotlight, and I can’t say he doesn’t keep a good amount of attention focused on himself – he is the Captain – but Shatner’s interviews are very engaging and, oh I just have to say it, fascinating.
Having seen The Captains, I’m eagerly awaiting Get a Life because I can’t wait to see Shatner turn his inquisitive mind to his own eager fanbase. It will premiere on EPIX, EpixHD.com and on EPIX apps (Xbox, Roku players and more) on July 28th at 8 PM ET.
What do you guys think, will it be worth checking out?