Next Time, Send Ashton Kutcher

Residents of Riverside, Iowa, hold an annual Trek Fest and call their town (pop. 928) the "future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk." So how's this for irony: it was WILLIAM SHATNER who made them look foolish. For a new reality show called Invasion Iowa, scheduled to air on Spike TV in February, executive producers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (the team responsible for Joe Schmo) asked Shatner to move into Riverside with a fake entourage and crew and pretend to shoot a sci-fi movie. Townsfolk were hired for the bogus production. Throughout the eight-day shoot, Shatner played an increasingly absurd,...

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