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Literature / Shatnerquake

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No one is safe as William Shatner, William Shatner, William Shatner, William Shatner, William Shatner, William Shatner, William Shatner and William Shatner team up to kill... William Shatner.

When William Shatner arrives at the first annual ShatnerCon, he is confronted by hordes of his own fans, who worship his various media incarnations - and an attempted terrorist attack by the Campbellians, crazed fans of Bruce Campbell. However, the attack is thwarted by a humble movie projectionist, who unwittingly summons an even more dangerous threat: every character ever played by William Shatner, who all arrive with a single goal in mind: Kill the real William Shatner.

Yeah, it's a bizarro novel. How'd you guess?


This novel contains examples of:

  • Alien Blood: The other Shatners bleed black and have film stock for entrails.
  • Decoy Getaway: William Shatner has Bob Chaplin distract the deranged Captain Kirk while Shatner himself skedaddles.
  • Doppelgänger Crossover: William Shatner and all his characters appear in this story.
  • Dramatic Pause: Shatner talks with potent pauses all the time.
  • Tap on the Head: A character tries to stop the crazed Captain Kirk by caving in the side of his head with a replica of a Borg cube. Unfortunately, this only makes him more deranged.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: It's ShatnerCon. Of course there are going to be multiple Shatners running around trying to kill each other.
  • Villainous BSoD: Animated Kirk is the most aware that he and the other Shatners shouldn't exist in this world. The knowledge has crippled him to the point that he begs for death.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction: The Fiction Bomb, which is designed to completely erase from existence (and make it never have existed) any given media within its blast range. Due to the valiant efforts of Rick the Projection Guy, its power gets reversed, summoning every incarnation of Shatner in visual media to the real world.