Shatner has been a pitch
man for a host of companies, including Priceline.com.
However, he is best known, of course, for his contributions to the
science fiction genre for his time spent playing Captain James T.
Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise on the original Star
the captain is setting his sights on new horizons... and a new site.
Mr. Shatner has unveiled MyOuterspace.com,
a social network and job hunting site with a creative/sci-fi
flavor. He describes the new site, writing:
is a Sci Fi Social Network for those with a passion for the arts.
Whether you are a fan of Sci Fi, Horror or Fantasy or seeking a
career in the Science fiction industry MyOuterSpace.com has much to
offer. Register on the planet that host your talent, fill out a
profile and connect with others in your field. Submit your resume for
a Starship project that needs your talents. Whether you are an actor,
writer, animator or gamer MyOuterSpace.com has a home for you.
Creative Talent, be sure to register on the planet that hosts your
specialty, and you may be selected by a Captain to join his/her
Starship Crew. Visitors won't be able to participate on a Starship
Project unless they become a citizen of a United Planet. I will be
monitoring all Starship projects, and reviewing each Captain's Log,
where progress will be recorded each step of the way. The Captains
will seek out new talent on the various Planets to build a winning
team. There are six Starships ready to crew-up and develop a dynamic
entertainment production, so register now, participate and keep your
eyes to the stars, William Shatner
site features six "planets" each for a different kind of
professionals. For example, there's a planet for designers and
animators called Anteros and another for writers and directors called
Creatia. Site members can also jump aboard one of six
"starships" creative collaborations that Mr. Shatner
appears to be guiding. The ship designs and planets were
created with the help of John Eaves, a famous Star
and ships designer.Videos on the site provide more details.
The registration page is here.A
quick scan of the site finds it still in its early stages with most
members just having 1 or 2 registered friends and no profile
pictures. Despite the cool ship designs and a relatively well
laid out page, the site does come off as a bit amateurish. For
example, if you search Google, the page description for the
reads: "Joomla! - the dynamic portal engine and content
management system."Nonetheless, it might be fun to give
the site a try. After all, when has Captain Kirk steered us