The veteran actor plays a talking plant — yes plant — in the upcoming family film Aliens Ate My Homework.
“Well Phil the plant is a very deep individual; he’s got roots,” Shatner explained. “But he’s not much of a sap, because he’s a plant.”
Did you catch all the puns?
As for the origin of his character’s name, Shatner explained: “The chemical ongoings in his body is chlorophyll, so we call him Phil.”
Aliens Ate My Homework is a film adaption of the first book from the popular Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol series by Bruce Coville follows a pair of middle schoolers racing to save the world from destruction after extraterrestrials invade Earth.
Phil is one of several friendly aliens that help the kids on their quest. Learn more about his character and the adventure in the exclusive video above!
Shatner has had a prolific voice career, most recently lending his talents to play Harvey Dent in the animated Batman vs. Two-Face. He’s also voiced numerous other TV and video game roles.
Aliens Ate My Homework arrives on DVD and Digital March 6th, 2018!