I really like William Shatner and I know I’m not alone. He’s a great talent and quite energetic. It would be a challenge for many of us to keep up with him. One project that he’s doing is entitled, “Brown Bag Wine Tasting,” a new web series from Ora TV where Mr. Shatner asks willing participants to blindly taste wine and describe it in terms of what they do. It’s a clever premise. I got a chance to check out the show and it lives up to what it promises to be.
It’s a breezy and light-hearted conversation that actually takes its subject of wine seriously. In a recent episode, it’s William Shatner in conversation with Wil Wheaton, actor and host of “Tabeltop.” Wheaton starred as Welsey Crusher on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” As in every episode, it begins with some chatting. Shatner proves to be a genuinely interested and playful interviewer. We learn a little bit about the immersive quality of video games and the two speculate on life in other dimensions. Perfect themes to go with wine. And then Wil is challenged with describing his unidentified wine in terms of what he loves to do, brewing beer. It all runs for only a few minutes and I can honestly say that it holds its own among similar mini-webisode shows.
The latest interview on “Brown Bag Wine Tasting” with Wil Wheaton is live now. Go to Ora TV and you’ll see other episodes too ready for viewing. I checked out one with William Shatner interviewing Ray Isle, Executive Editor at Food & Wine magazine. And it also proved to be very informative and entertaining. New episodes premiere Wednesdays, 11am PST/2pm EST. Check it all out right here.
4 responses to “Web TV Review: ‘Brown Bag Wine Tasting’ with William Shatner on Ora TV”
Yeah. Willy Shatner still going strong! He’s great fun to watch that’s for sure. He had an awesome show on unexplained mysteries series (sorry I forgot the name) and the intros he did were really cool and funny, one even came complete with a Leonard Nimoy gag and presiding over a mock funeral of a grey Alien. Well worth watching, both for the comprehensive scientific analysis of the mysteries and the funny heartwarming muse of Shatner. Darn. It’s gonna bug me until I can remember the name.
Yes, he’s an inspiration. Would love to interview him. Maybe that will happen. Anyway, hats off to him.
Anything involving the great William Shatner is always worth a look, great post Henry!
He’s a professional, that’s for sure. And he loves what he does.