This App Makes Your iPhone Recite Some Custom Shatner-esque Poetry

By Eric Limer on at

Surely you are well-acquinted with Mr. William Shatner’s fantastic spoken-word work. If you aren’t, you should be. If that’s your jam—and it should be—the new Shatoetry appwill let you create some of your own, using the Cap’n Kirk’s iconic voice.

At it’s core, the Shatoetry app is basically a soundboard, but it’s a really intensesoundboard. The app allows you to select from a wide, wide variety of words recorded in Shatner’s voice, but it doesn’t end there. Each word has three separate emphasis variants so you can find the right one. The really killer (and hilariously self-aware) feature is the ability to not only add works, but also pregnant pauses. Shatner-esque. Pregnant.


Currently only available on iOS, the app is £2, a bit steep for a glorified gimmick, but there is definitely some potential there. I mean, there’s no one else who’s voice could be nearly as desirable for this kind of thing. So pick it up if your interested, or maybe just go watch that video of Shatner covering “Rocket Man” on repeat. [Wired]