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Shat SHIVA!!

Merrick here...
I meant to post this last week and, quite frankly, I forgot to do it. For a while now, we've been hearing indications that William Shatner would be bringing a comedy called SHIVA CRASHERS (aka THE SHIVA CLUB) to the screen, based on a concept by Shatner. The story is described as "a funny and touching look into the world of comedy, with a Shiva as the setting." Shatner would direct the film. This project has been in the wind for some time now...disappearing...reappearing....etc. Now comes word that active development/placement of the property is underway.
Discussions are underway with a number of big stars who are interested in participating, as well as a major studio. We will be announcing more details in the coming weeks."
...says THIS INFORMATION at Big Screen Entertainment, the group working with Shatner to bring us the Shiva movie. While few love STAR TREK V, I personally believe that many of its character moments are among the finest in the franchise. I'd love to see Shatner get a chance to work (as a director) with a character driven piece of this nature.

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  • March 17, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    First! Who cares!!

    by slicer

    Yeah, I'm 1st, big whoop!

  • March 17, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by bloodysam

  • March 17, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Shatner Sucks

    by slicer

    And this movie will suck because he sucks. And that SUCKS!

  • March 17, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Take that back, slicer!

    by gruntybear

    No one disses the Shatner. NO ONE!!

  • March 17, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST


    by slicer

    C'mon, you know he sucks. He just happened to be on good shows, He's the luckiest suckiest actor working today!

  • March 17, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST


    by ArcadianDS


  • March 17, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Shiva the destructor?

    by Bobo_Vision

    Or 'sitting Shiva', the Jewish thing? What exactly is the Shiva that is being referred to?

  • March 17, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Shiva Lebeouf?

    by bobinnova

    Seriously, when I first read it I thought the title was Shat Shia.

  • March 17, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    cap kirk playing goddess of death! news at 11!

    by ironic_name

  • March 17, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    what DOES god want WITH a shiva??

    by alice 13

    he should make his own goddam captain kirk movie.

  • March 17, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    so it's the funeral bit in wedding crashers?

    by lex romero

    except more jewish.

  • March 17, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    The The Shat does stand-up, now there's a concept...

    by KillaKane

    I'd buy into, or maybe a full caberet set with musical interludes from the Transformed man, quality! ;-)

  • March 17, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Trek V...

    by Seany-Wan

    has a really great moment when Kirk tells Bones and McCoy that he knew he wouldn't die becuase he was not alone. The music by the late Jerry Goldsmith is heartbreaking...

  • March 17, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Shatner Titles

    by bobinnova

    Shiva Trek - The Motion Picture <p> Shiva Trek II - The Wrath of Shiva <p> Shiva Trek III - The Search for Shiva <p> Shiva Trek IV - The Shiva Voyage Home <p> Shiva Trek V - The Shiva Frontier <p> Shiva Trek VI - The Undiscovered Shiva <p> Shiva Trek - Shiva Generations <p>

  • March 17, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    " I personally believe that many of its character moments are am

    by ImMorganFreeman

    You'r right, dude. Who can forget "Row... row...row... your boat". Finest character moment in the Trek franchise.

  • March 17, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Shatner+music+ballet=Nobel Prize for Hilarity

    by Fred

  • March 17, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Shomer Fucking Shabbas!

    by jesuschrist

    Shomer fucking shabbas.

  • March 17, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    WTF is a Shiva

    by norrinrad

    And why did the writer expect us to know this?

  • March 17, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by MrSentinel

    Speak.... my name and... gainmypower...

  • March 17, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by Alkeoholic77

  • March 17, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Invasion Iowa on DVD

    by fyrie

    When will we get it?

  • March 17, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Well said about Trek 5

    by dragon of sorcerer

    It's a good film with great character development... the story's not perfect, but it didn't deserve the drubbing it got from Roddenberry and the fanboys.

  • March 17, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    "You betrayed Shiva!"

    by newc0253

    Thum Shiva Ke Vishwasth Karthe Ho!

  • March 17, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Star Trek V is a masterpiece compared to the 4th

    by SpencerTrilby

    really, it was a vanity project but was "Star Trek" enough to deserve the title. I fail to understand why so many people bash it while praising the previous entry.

  • March 17, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Shatner is awesome.

    by Proman1984

    Gotta love the Shat.

  • March 17, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    IV was the best one

    by Dradis Contact


  • March 17, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    There are actual Trek 5 apologists?

    by rbatty024

    Well, you learn something new everyday. I've never met someone who actually lowered themselves to defend that movie. Defend Shatner by claiming that Paramount prevented him from doing what he wanted to with the film (budget and content wise) but please don't defend what showed up on screen. The film was, and is, utter and absolute crap. <p> I heard someone comment once about Trek 5 that only in a film directed by William Shatner would he have his character go up against God...and win! It was a battle of the egos and God lost out.

  • March 17, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST


    by MrSentinel

    The .... power of... Shatzam! In theaters 2009

  • March 17, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Thirty Five!

    by Fatsquatch

    Can we please ban all of the fucking idiots who post "First!"?

  • March 17, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Shiva me Timbas

    by pokadoo


  • March 17, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST


    by Sgt.Steiner

    "I lost a brother once. Then I got him back." "I thought you said men like us don't have families." "I was wrong." If you're not moved by that classic trek moment, you've got ice water in your veins. This is not to say the Klingon subplot wasn't lame or the slapstick treatment of supporting cast was not appalling, but rather I am offering a firm endorsement of the emotional core of the picture. And "Emergency Shuttlecraft Landing...B" is an example of fine directing. Rock on, Captain, and fuck all the haters!

  • March 17, 2008, 2:05 p.m. CST

    It's Shatastic!!

    by skimn

    What the hell was that mess of a game show that he hosted last year for an episode or two? Holy crap!!

  • March 17, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST


    by skywalkerfamily

    Shatner should do an Indy movie.

  • March 17, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST


    by greigy just wanted to say

    At last..!!! Yes I know Trek V sucks harder than McG (and Christ that's saying something)but at last someone acknowledges that it does have some of best Kirk, Spock & Bones exchanges of the entire series..!!!

  • March 17, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Not even a remasterd could save Trek V

    by skywalkerfamily

    It's a sad day when your character is wearing jeans and a t shirt.

  • March 17, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    The best Kirk Spock McCoy scenes are in Trek IV

    by skywalkerfamily

    Not Trek V.

  • March 17, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Trek V remastered

    by r_number6

    Shatner tried to get Paramount to provide the funds to let him have the effects redone and do the ending the way he wanted, but they wouldn't do it. I don't really get that. They'll pay to redo the effects in every episode of the series but they won't pony up a few mill to fix those horrendous Trek V effects? Most puzzling...

  • March 17, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST


    by BiggusDickus

    The Shat is God! You know it!

  • March 17, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I heard Shiva sux a mean one

    by donwillymo

  • March 17, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    I got the impression that Shatner

    by skimn

    bullied his way to direct ST V, since Nimoy directed 3 and 4. You'll notice Nimoy went on to direct Three Men and a Baby and The Good Mother. Shatner..........

  • March 17, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Shatner only got to direct V

    by skywalkerfamily

    Because he and Nimoy had the same Paramount deal. If Nimoy got it, Shatner got it.

  • March 17, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST

    shat is the 3 reincarnation of shiva bitches

    by Mr_X

    and i have to admit his album which harry pimped was fricking superb. Long live denny crane

  • March 17, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Great scene in Trek V

    by kwisatzhaderach

    when Sybok shows Kirk, McCoy and Spock moments of pain from their past...what Trek uesd to be all about but got lost under Berman. Ironically despite the drubbing it got from the fans Trek V is the closest in spirit to the original TV show. The ending sucks (when the budget ran out) but up until then it's a fun film. Great Goldsmith score too.

  • March 17, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Yeah, that was a great scene

    by skywalkerfamily

    Sarek shows disdain for Spock when his own real Vulcan blood son acts like a jerk. That was great.

  • March 17, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST

    shiva is a hebrew word

    by bacci40

    for one who is in mourning....shat is a jew, you stupid fucks

  • March 17, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    I've no idea what you're talking about.

  • March 17, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST


    by Prossor

    "Now you see de power of de rock you bring back." "Yes i understand its power now, which is nothing but you lazy fuckers getting off your ass to plant some vegetables. Eat my shit, literally here's some more."

  • March 17, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST

    The Uhura strip tease scene is downright embarrasing.

    by rbatty024

    I understand how some of you defend the actors involved. Despite the material the cast is, as usual, superb. However, it's still the worst Trek film in the franchise. Yes, even worst than Nemesis. No matter what J.J. comes up with I guarantee you it will be better than Star Trek V.

  • March 17, 2008, 8:08 p.m. CST

    MechaShiva, MechaShiva!

    by rbatty024

    Sorry, it had to be done.

  • March 17, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Yup, the Uhura striptease...what were they thinking???!!!!

  • March 17, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Shiva Shmiva get him in the F-ing movie!!

    by picardsucks

    One more time I want to see him punch out someone as Kirk

  • March 17, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Sounds like that Vince Vaugh Rodeo movie

    by skywalkerfamily

    It's just some stand up acts for two hours.

  • March 17, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Well, Trek V had to follow space whales...

    by br1947

    How to do you follow space whales? It was doomed to failure from the start. You can't top space whales.

  • March 17, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Groom Lake

    by Paul T. Ryan

    After reading accounts from people who worked on Shat's last directorial opus, Groom Lake, I'm stunned anyone would ever let him near the directors chair ever again!

  • March 18, 2008, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Trek V had so much wasted potential...

    by jlowry71

    They were so close to making one helluva film with Trek V but they missed their opportunity. First by putting the great barrier at the center of the galaxy as opposed to the edge of the galaxy. How do we know the great barrier is at the edge of the galaxy? Because of the pilot episode Where No Man Has Gone Before, when the Enterprise tries to break thru the Great Barrier. What happens then is one of Kirk's best friends, played by Gary Lockwood, develops exponentially-growing psychic powers and Kirk is forced to battle him on a nearby planet. They could have so used that plotline in Trek V and brought back Lockwood's character as the 'God' that has summoned them to the planet at the edge of the Great Barrier. But alas, they did not.

  • March 18, 2008, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Wouldn't they have been time whales?

    by Harry Weinstein

    They were taken from Earth to Earth. The TIME differential was vast, but in terms of space travel, they went around the block.

  • March 18, 2008, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Jlowry71 - A good idea but plot would mirror Trek II

    by Yeti

    long forgoton advasary returns to exact revenge - too closely.

  • March 18, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    actually, space AND time whales

    by br1947

    Space whales built the probe, time whales stopped it. Good point Harry Weinstein!

  • March 18, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    I shat a shiva last night

    by donwillymo