Co-Founder and Co-Creator of International Talk Like William Shatner Day judges the entries in TrekMovie's contest, does his own Bill, and reveals some pretty stellar Futurama news. He also got a good belly laugh from this viewer for that Dudley Moore line "Tell Me Why Arthur Had To Be Remade?" Amen to that brother.
Yes, there are synch issues.
Anyway, I'm happy to see that my personal favorite entry by Barry Dennen made the finalists if not the Top Three.
Grand Prize Winner: Jeff Nelson who got points for brevity and was envyed by LaMarche for its vocal accuracy. Wow! And yeah, I gotta agree, its dead-on. Congrats! But FYI, this is not the first time we've heard of Nelson's excellent Shatner. In 2007, his Discs of Evil got an honorable mention from the William Shatner DVD Club.
First Runner Up: Michael (albadore) definitely got a chuckle or two from me. Shatner taking a ride on Lady Gaga's Disco Stick? Oh yeah, I'm there. LaMarche even says it's "The Funniest" of the entries. And again, appreciate the brevity.
Second Runner Up: James Cathcart's entry is a little long, but I definitely dig the concept and the impression. LaMarche gives him the high points for the strength in the impression, the sound effects, and the editing.
So there you have it. The 3rd Annual International Talk Like William Shatner Day has come to a close. I just want to give a big thanks to the brave folks over at TrekMovie for taking this Holiday to new heights with their contest. Be sure to jump on over to their site to witness the rest of the runners-up, or click here for the 3rd Annual International Talk Like William Shatner Day playlist.
And, of course, thanks must go to both Maurice LaMarche and Doug VanHorn for creating such a wonderfully bizzare Internet phenomenon. If you haven't already, check out the official Facebook Page here. Till Next Year, Shatner Out.