Weird or What? with William Shatner
Just like the excellent
Ripley's Believe or Not series, William Shatner's Weird or What is of a
similar vein and focuses on unsolved mysteries from across the globe.
Once again the talented and amusing William Shatner lends his
personality to this series as he hosts this intriguing and sometimes
obscure show about all sorts of mysteries that will generally have you
raising and eyebrow or two in scepticism and disbelief.
However, what I enjoy about the series
is that Shatner lends his own comedic scepticism to the commentary that
at times is quite amusing to listen to, especially some of the "eye
witnesses" included in the various episodes. From people saving each
other and then reversing the cycle years later or a man falling from a
high-rise building and surviving, it's these unexplained phenomena that
the series attempt to put a reasoning behind them. Of course, you have
to mention the directional cows that is about cows knowing which way is
north and south.
Episodes include the
Vanishing Sea Lions
DVD quality is presented in widescreen 16:9 with good image quality,
although nothing outstanding. The audio quality is acceptable at Dolby
with Shatner's voice, nice and clear... plus a hint of Shatner grace. There are no
special features included this release unfortunately.
In conclusion, William Shatner's Weird
or What is a thoroughly entertaining series that had me
glued to my screen in most parts with only a few segments a little too
lame. Nonetheless, it's definitely a fun watch, especially for those
that like their documentaries with a touch of the X-Files!