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Get a life!

Treknoir

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Report this Jul. 14 2011, 3:01 pm

LOL


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x930vt_william-shatner-snl-skit-get-a-life_fun


Funny and true. I admit I am guilty of fan foolishness.


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Camorite

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Report this Jul. 14 2011, 3:22 pm

what is especially funny about this one is that Shatner has still not compleatly lived that one down, despite the fact that he does not truely feel that way (or at least claims not to).


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rocketscientist

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Report this Jul. 15 2011, 7:55 am

I love that sketch!     It was hilarious and truthful!  From some of the stuff I've read here, I think there are definitely some of the franchise's fans that take the show waaaaay too seriously.  They really do need "to get a life!" 


 

Treknoir

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Report this Jul. 15 2011, 10:54 am

I'm sure it must be frustrating for most of the actors to be practically worshipped for what was just a gig and a means to pay the rent.


I posted this video on 10 Forward not too long ago. The scene with Nimoy and the fan picture had me CTFU.


If you're easily offended, don't watch:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dULOjT9GYdQ


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Vorta_the_point

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Report this Jul. 15 2011, 4:35 pm

LOL, that's priceless!   Nimoy must have had so much fun doing that!

Beershark

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Report this Jul. 15 2011, 10:02 pm

Not only is this skit hillarious, but people finally started to get Shatner. It showed he didn't take himself nearly as serious as a lot of people thought.


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HisRoyalHighnessTheKing

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Report this Jul. 15 2011, 11:32 pm

He never should have done it.


An actor should never insult, even in a joking way, the core of their fanbase.


 


Get a life?


GET A LIFE??? Are you kidding me???


The fans GAVE you a frickin' life Ranger Bob!


Then gave you ANOTHER one when they kept Star Trek alive after its cancellation!


And he STILL needed the fans to buy his Trek novels!


 


If he had any decency he would apologise for that sketch every time a microphone was stuck in front of his mouth.


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OneDamnMinuteAdmiral

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Report this Jul. 16 2011, 1:32 am

I think you just have to have a sense of humor about it. No matter your level of fandom you have to be able to laugh at yourself. Besides how could you take that seriously? He did it on SNL, if he had done it at a real convention then you could be mad because that would have been messed up. Not to mention that Shatner didn't write that skit, someone from SNL did so if it really bothers you you should be mad at one of the writers not the Shat.


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OtakuJo

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Report this Jul. 16 2011, 2:31 am

I wonder how many people in the original "get a life" audience were offended.


I'm not ~~ I think well y'know going to a convention is all a bit of fun.


And really, which is sadder: dressing up and enjoying yourself over a weekend, or getting sweaty at night-clubs and drinking yourself into oblivion?


The only reason to be offended by such a speech is if there is a part of you that believes it to be true.


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HisRoyalHighnessTheKing

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Report this Jul. 16 2011, 11:28 pm

I think you just have to have a sense of humor about it. No matter your level of fandom you have to be able to laugh at yourself. Besides how could you take that seriously? He did it on SNL, if he had done it at a real convention then you could be mad because that would have been messed up. Not to mention that Shatner didn't write that skit, someone from SNL did so if it really bothers you you should be mad at one of the writers not the Shat.


You don't have to laugh at yourself for being interested in something or passionate about it, like fans are towards Star Trek.


Shatner was to blame for taking part in the sketch. If he had any humility for what Star Trek fans had given him he would have told SNL straight that he wasn't going to do the sketch.

Beershark

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Report this Jul. 17 2011, 12:21 am

Quote: HisRoyalHighnessTheKing @ Jul. 15 2011, 11:32 pm

>

>He never should have done it.

>An actor should never insult, even in a joking way, the core of their fanbase.

>Get a life?

>GET A LIFE??? Are you kidding me???

>The fans GAVE you a frickin' life Ranger Bob!

>Then gave you ANOTHER one when they kept Star Trek alive after its cancellation!

>And he STILL needed the fans to buy his Trek novels!

> 

>If he had any decency he would apologise for that sketch every time a microphone was stuck in front of his mouth.

>


I think YOU need to get a life, or at least a funny bone.....


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NomFeradii

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Report this Jul. 17 2011, 1:26 pm

I think the King needs to abdicate.  Get up, havw some coffee...  AND SMELLS THE ROSES.


Someone definitely takes things way too seeriously.

HisRoyalHighnessTheKing

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Report this Jul. 17 2011, 11:38 pm

I think YOU need to get a life, or at least a funny bone.....


I already have a life. Part of that life is highlighting hypocrisy, which William Shatner indulged in.


As for a funny bone, I just don't consider SNL in general to be funny.


Unsophisticated American tosh.

Treknoir

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Report this Jul. 18 2011, 10:16 am

Well, everyone has a right to their opinion. I see nothing wrong with the skit and think it's funny and true. The majority of ST fans are pretty normal, but it would be dishonest not to admit that there are a few (more than a few) who take things to an unhealthy level and I think the skit captured THOSE fans well.


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Beershark

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Report this Jul. 18 2011, 4:37 pm

Quote: HisRoyalHighnessTheKing @ Jul. 17 2011, 11:38 pm

>

>I think YOU need to get a life, or at least a funny bone.....

>I already have a life. Part of that life is highlighting hypocrisy, which William Shatner indulged in.

>As for a funny bone, I just don't consider SNL in general to be funny.

>Unsophisticated American tosh.

>


Sooo..... are you saying we should pay more attention to the movies?


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