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William Shatner's Get a Life!

Review “Humorous adventure series” —The New York Times

A secret agent brings law and order to 1880s San Francisco

Golden Globe® winner William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) is Jeff Cable, an undercover agent patrolling the wild streets of 1880s San Francisco. Filled with casinos and saloons, this bustling slice of post–Gold Rush California runs on corruption, greed, and violence. It’s Agent Cable’s job to crack down on the numerous criminals who have made a home there.

Even top public officials can’t be trusted, so Cable weaves elaborate ruses to uncover the Barbary Coast’s many plots. He also relies on the slick but beleaguered Cash Conover (Doug McClure, The Virginian; Dennis Cole [Pilot only]), proprietor of the Golden Gate Casino. Conover reluctantly puts his business and well-being on the line for Cable time and again. The charismatic pair often find the cards stacked against them, but that doesn’t stop them from having a rollicking good time as they police a town mired in vigilante justice. Also starring Richard Kiel (The Spy Who Loved Me), this Emmy®-nominated series is a playful take on traditional Westerns with a terrific cast.
The Captains

Review Released in 1996, this straight-to-video effort focuses almost entirely on the classic Star Trek series, as told by the principal actors of Star Trek: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, and Walter Koenig. Shatner, of course, gets center stage, telling anecdotes about the way each of the roles was cast and why each actor was uniquely suited for his or her role. A great deal is also made (and rightly so) about what a breakthrough the show represented in its multicultural casting. Shatner, who also serves as host, repeats many of the same stories he used in his book, Star Trek Memories, as do his old cast mates. Indeed, this is one of several Star Trek retrospective tapes in which Nichols or someone else tells the story about her encounter with Martin Luther King Jr., at a point when she was considering quitting the show because her part seemed so inconsequential. --Marshall Fine
For the Love of Spock

Review The Captains is a two-hour, multi-million dollar feature documentary that “boldly goes where no man has gone before,” giving viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most durable and profitable franchises in entertainment history and the
Trekkies

Review He&#146s back on the streets … back in action … and cleaning up the town!


The legendary William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) stars as a tough-as-nails officer of the law in T.J. Hooker: The Complete Series. Sgt. Thomas Jefferson Hooker is a veteran cop with the LCPD who has the smarts and the skills to take on the city&#146s toughest criminals. Along with his young partners in blue, cocky Vince Romano (Adrian Zmed, Bachelor Party, Grease 2) and comely Stacy Sheridan (Heather Locklear, Melrose Place, Dynasty), Hooker protects and serves with all the courage he can muster … and he&#146s taking out the city&#146s trash … one perp at a time!


A popular TV favorite throughout its five-season run from 1982 to 1986, T.J. Hooker delivers all the action, excitement, and pure unfiltered Shatnerian brilliance one could ask for. You have the right to watch T.J. Hooker: The Complete Series: any other cop show you watch can and will be held against you in a court of law!
Trekkies 2

Review “Humorous adventure series” —The New York Times

A secret agent brings law and order to 1880s San Francisco

Golden Globe® winner William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) is Jeff Cable, an undercover agent patrolling the wild streets of 1880s San Francisco. Filled with casinos and saloons, this bustling slice of post–Gold Rush California runs on corruption, greed, and violence. It’s Agent Cable’s job to crack down on the numerous criminals who have made a home there.

Even top public officials can’t be trusted, so Cable weaves elaborate ruses to uncover the Barbary Coast’s many plots. He also relies on the slick but beleaguered Cash Conover (Doug McClure, The Virginian; Dennis Cole [Pilot only]), proprietor of the Golden Gate Casino. Conover reluctantly puts his business and well-being on the line for Cable time and again. The charismatic pair often find the cards stacked against them, but that doesn’t stop them from having a rollicking good time as they police a town mired in vigilante justice. Also starring Richard Kiel (The Spy Who Loved Me), this Emmy®-nominated series is a playful take on traditional Westerns with a terrific cast.
The Star Trek Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Review Released in 1996, this straight-to-video effort focuses almost entirely on the classic Star Trek series, as told by the principal actors of Star Trek: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, and Walter Koenig. Shatner, of course, gets center stage, telling anecdotes about the way each of the roles was cast and why each actor was uniquely suited for his or her role. A great deal is also made (and rightly so) about what a breakthrough the show represented in its multicultural casting. Shatner, who also serves as host, repeats many of the same stories he used in his book, Star Trek Memories, as do his old cast mates. Indeed, this is one of several Star Trek retrospective tapes in which Nichols or someone else tells the story about her encounter with Martin Luther King Jr., at a point when she was considering quitting the show because her part seemed so inconsequential. --Marshall Fine
Star Trek Cats

Review The Captains is a two-hour, multi-million dollar feature documentary that “boldly goes where no man has gone before,” giving viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most durable and profitable franchises in entertainment history and the
TIME Star Trek: Inside the Most Influential Science Fiction Series Ever

Review He&#146s back on the streets … back in action … and cleaning up the town!


The legendary William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) stars as a tough-as-nails officer of the law in T.J. Hooker: The Complete Series. Sgt. Thomas Jefferson Hooker is a veteran cop with the LCPD who has the smarts and the skills to take on the city&#146s toughest criminals. Along with his young partners in blue, cocky Vince Romano (Adrian Zmed, Bachelor Party, Grease 2) and comely Stacy Sheridan (Heather Locklear, Melrose Place, Dynasty), Hooker protects and serves with all the courage he can muster … and he&#146s taking out the city&#146s trash … one perp at a time!


A popular TV favorite throughout its five-season run from 1982 to 1986, T.J. Hooker delivers all the action, excitement, and pure unfiltered Shatnerian brilliance one could ask for. You have the right to watch T.J. Hooker: The Complete Series: any other cop show you watch can and will be held against you in a court of law!

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