William Shatner's Spplat Attack
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Shatner's Combat Training: 5:23. This begins with Shatner discussing his plans for the paint-ball game. He mentioners how he wants the Klingon and Borg armies to be fighting among themselves. He is fairly serious while plotting, and appears to talk about the the sides in more their Star Trek terms than team. Next there is a brief bit about safety then you go straight to watching Shatner in a trial paint-ball run. This is fun to watch as he really does look his age and he gets hit in the jaw.Read more ›
The paintballs are flying and William ( J T Kirk) Shatner is up to the challenge. This movie is part game and part story. There's sci-fi stuff straight out of Star Trek -even the Borg -but it's like a reality game show too. William Shatner leads his army of about 500 troops against 2 others, Klingons and Borg. He's out numbered two to one. You can't tell how real it is. But it feels real. They keep score. Did they script it so Shatner could lead the Federation to victory? But there are backstabs and double crosses and Shatner leads like a true captain through it all. Often he's on the front lines of fire.
In some ways this is a low budget movie like a TV show like Survivor or Fear Factor but then it's like the biggest battle scenes in Lord of The Rings. Except these warriors are all real people. No computer generated invading hordes. Paintball players from all around the country came out to take their shots at Kirk. When you see hundreds of them running over the hill and a cloud of paintballs whizzing by you wonder if the high budget high tech way is all that impressive compared to the real thing.
Shatner always brings his smirking sense of humor. Which is good because his enemy makes fun of his singing, his priceline commercials and his job on Star Trek V. And there are lighter moments when he's at the command center with his daughter and wife but most of the action is on the field and he's there too with a smoke gernade, as a tank commander, as a sniper and with a paint gernade.
If this movie had a Vulcan army I'd give it the 5th star.
I'm not a Star Trek fan so when a friend who played in the game told me about this video I was like "So what." But curiosity got the better of me and I bought the pay per view. This was amazing but it's hard to explain. It's Shatner leading the Federation against a team of Borg and Klingon forces. Each team has to have at least several hundred players because the end scene with everyone rushing that town is insane.
If that's all it was I might have only given it 3 stars for the effort but what really makes it great is the behind the scenes stuff. Shatner is a fox on the battlefield. When the Borg and Klingons team up against him he uses that to his advantage and ends up getting them to fight each other while his team cleans up. Like I said, it's hard to describe but it's amazing to watch.
The more I think about it the more I come to the conclusion that the reason it's difficult to describe is because it's not like anything else out there I've seen before....
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It is basically documentary format for a Big Game. Shatner is the commander of one team. They could have used a few more cameras on the field and focused on the game rather than... Read morePublished on July 20, 2013 by Zog
There was just something engaging and entertaining about watching William Shatner confidently march around a paintball field and lead dozens of paintballers into battle. Read morePublished on April 29, 2013 by Mr. Joe Newman
"William Shatner's Spplat Attack" is one of the most, um, unique DVD's I've ever seen. Essentially Shatner (and family) go to Joliet to participate in a huge paintball fracas being... Read morePublished on January 7, 2011 by Robert I. Hedges
It's a paintball fight with William Shatner. It's exactly how it is described. I don't play paintball but it was still pretty amazing. Read morePublished on October 13, 2010 by Amazon Customer
Call it William Shatner's "lost" Star Trek script that is located in a very unique setting; the Federation, Borg and Klingons battle for control of the universe in a paintball... Read morePublished on December 24, 2008 by Best Of All
This DVD will appeal to both rec and tournament players alike. It's a little cheesy, but that's what you except if it's William Shatner. Read morePublished on July 13, 2005 by M. Davis
This is a great movie if you love paintball. Better than PUSH. It's a film that follows a scenario game from beginning to end and adds a a movie feel to it. Read morePublished on January 21, 2003