William Shatner lovers rejoice: you can now carry the Shat in your pocket at all times, via the new iPhone app Shatoetry. If you want to hear the sultry velvet vocal stylings of Captain Kirk himself, you can now whip out your phone and make him say whatever you want, however you want.
While Shatner is best known as Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, many also know his famous performance at the Science Fiction Film Awards of Elton John’s “Rocket Man”. The dramatic smoking, the punches of certain words for extra flare, the cadence of his delivery. The Shatoetry app allows you to create a performance like that, with the user in control of pauses and word emphasis. You can even create a Shatoetry piece, or “Shatism,” in collaboration with friends or other online users.
Users simply need to download the app from the Apple app store (for a steal of a deal at $2.99) and they can get started. By entering solo mode they can begin composing new works of spoken word art. A Word Tray will be at the bottom of the screen, where the user can drag and drop words into the Compose Field.
They can also add “…” for pauses, and single and double tap words and pauses for even more emphasis.
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When the spoken word masterpiece is done, users can hit “Shat that!” and listen to the Shat read back what they wrote.
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If you want a new set of words, you can simply tap the words icon on the bottom left, or if you are looking for a specific word, you can use the “Find” menu. By hitting the “More” button, you will find the “Backdrop” option, which lets you switch between varying Shatner backdrops.
And when you’re done, don’t forget to hit the “Share” button so that you can send your poem to friends through email, Facebook or Twitter. You can also upload a video to Youtube, or export it as a QuickTime video file. Regardless of your sharing preference, there is no excuse to not share the Shat, so download the app here, and start Shatting!
You can see and listen to an example of our Shatoetry here.
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