"Star Trek" icon William Shatner and sci fi superstar Amanda Tapping are teaming up for a new animated series called "The Zenoids."
"The Zenoids," which will launch on Shatner's sci fi social network,
, tells the story of a family of space-faring Amphibinoid musicians who travel the galaxy performing their musical act. Shatner and Tapping play Kozmo and Zara, the husband and wife who want to keep their superstar dreams alive while taking care of their two kids and dog, Orbit.
"It was definitely exciting to get the call asking me to be a part of 'The Zenoids' with William Shatner," Tapping, who currently produces and stars in Syfy's "Sanctuary," said in a release. "We met last summer at Comic Con in San Diego at the launch event for Myouterspace.com. At that time, I joked that we should do a show together. Who knew it would come true? I'm very excited to be working with such an icon."
Shatner and Tapping will serve as executive producers for the show, which begins production of the initial four webisodes in late February. Tapping has been asked to be a "Starship Captain" on Shatner's site, where viewers can talk about the program, submit ideas, chat with each other and get the latest news on the show. "She will guide
talent to be creative," said Shatner, who currently stars in "$#*! My Dad Says" on CBS.
"The Zenoids" is accepting scripts from fans and up-and-coming screenwriters through an online submission process. One winning script will be turned into an animated short webisode of "The Zenoids." Submission process and guidelines are available at
Here's a description of the series, which was developed by William Shatner and Sammy Oriti: