Sunday, November 29, 2009
The 1998 indie movie Free Enterprise has a very cute premise: two geeky guys grow up worshiping their sci-fi hero William Shatner, until they meet him for real and discover that he is as flawed and insecure as they are. Essentially it's My Favorite Year, with Captain Kirk. The characters are likable and the performances are good - as we all know by now, Shatner excels at self-parody - but the story is sort of inert and shapeless.
But the hardcore Shatnerians who seek out the film and stick around for the final reel will be rewarded by the jaw-droppingly peculiar sequence below, where Shatner and Rated R rap about Julius Caesar. It's easily Shatner's finest musical moment since his Mr. Tambourine Man days. (By which I mean that's absolutely agonizing, but in a good way.)
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