There isn’t many ways to go in your career after playing Captain Kirk but William Shatner has found a new direction by voicing Phil the plant in the upcoming cinematic take on ‘Aliens Ate My Homework’! The film is based on a four-book series which has taken the world by storm and Shatner not only is in the film but is introducing the trailer as well.

According to our esteemed Captain:

“Hi, I’m William Shatner. Check out my new movie Aliens Ate My Homework, where I play the intrepid intergalactic adventurer known as Phil the Plant. The movie is based on Burce Coville’s blockbuster book series, and here’s a sneak peek.”

You can check out the trailer right here!


Based on Bruce Coville’s best-selling book series, this suspenseful family comedy
follows the adventures of sixth-grader Rod Allbright and the extraterrestrial lawmen
known as the Galactic Patrol. When a tiny spaceship flies through his window and
lands on his science project, Rod and his cousin Elspeth meet a group of friendly
aliens, including Phil, a talking plant (voiced by William Shatner). The earthlings
quickly join the aliens’ adventurous mission to help defeat an evil alien criminal.
After discovering the evil alien is disguised as a human – someone he knows all too
well – Rod and Elspeth race to save the world from total planetary disaster.

Sean McNamara (‘The King’s Daughter’) has some decent expectations for those who are familiar with the novels which have sold over 17-million copies globally. You’ll be able to check out the movie on DVD, Digital, or VOD this March 6th, 2018!

For those interested in what extras you get by picking up a copy:

  • Not of This World: Creating Alien Life Forms – A look at creating some of the film’s Alien characters, showcasing the work of Emmy-winning visual effects maestro Todd Masters and his creature effects team. Viewers will get a peek at what it takes to bring the creatures to life on-set through the magic of prosthetic make-up, as well as practical effects techniques like oversized sets and puppetry.
  • Aliens Ate My Homework: From Page to Screen – This piece will give viewers a peek at the process of turning the novel into a film – from concept to production and visual effects. Featuring behind the scenes footage plus interviews with the cast, filmmakers, and author Bruce Coville.
  • On the Set with Bruce Coville – The beloved author gives viewers a peek at life on the set of Aliens Ate My Homework while providing details on the origins of the Galactic Patrol book series.
  • The Galactic Patrol Wants You! – A closer look at the members of the Galactic Patrol featuring Grakker, Madame Pong, Rod Allbright, Elspeth, and Phillogenous Esk Piemondum, aka Phil. In this featurette, the intrepid crew of the Starship Ferkel will reveal details on their current mission and will inform viewers on what it takes to become a member of the Galactic Patrol.

Do you think ‘Aliens Ate My Homework’ is something that you’d end up checking out? If not by yourself than with younger family? Share your thoughts below!