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The Captains (2011)

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The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors whom have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise.

Nov 8, 2011

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By offering an insightful look at some of the key players that made it happen, Shatner is able to break down some of the barriers that scare some people off from the Star Trek franchise.

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One of the funniest unintentional comedies I have ever seen. It's ego vs. ego with a little bit of madness for good measure. It's Shatner's finest directing since Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and it is just as quotable. The interviews with Patrick Stewart are pompous beyond belief, poor old Kate Mulgrew suffers Shatner at his creepiest, Chris Pine comes across arrogant and Shatner obviously doesn't like him, Scott Bakula comes out best but he can't seem to get over Quantum Leap and talks of it more than he does Star Trek and Avery Brooks..well, all I'll say is that his interview is the funniest and most peculiar I've ever seen. I had tears in my eyes when, as Brooks tickled the ivories, swung his head back and forth 'Jazz' style was asked totally out of the blue (and in song), 'Does God exist?'. Completely nuts, I just can't tell if it was intentional or not. A must for Trekkies and connoisseurs of the strange.
September 27, 2012
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In the documentary "The Captains," William Shatner travels to talk to the other actors, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula and Chris Pine, who have played captains in Star Trek over the years.(Missing is any mention of Genevieve Bujold who was originally cast as the lead in "Star Trek: Voyager" which would have been wild.) He also gets a chance to talk to old pal Christopher Plummer who played a Klingon in "Star Trek VI." The results are pleasant enough, and much less awkward than the first time Shatner and Stewart met onscreen in "Star Trek: Generations" in proving to Star Trek fans(for the record, I know just enough Klingon to get my face slapped) that these actors that they venerate have done other things in their lives and careers, not to mention the level of commitment involved.(And thanks for mentioning "Boston Legal" by the way.) What may surprise many is the fact that Stewart is not the only theater veteran amongst them with a couple being very much musically inclined.

Throughout, Shatner is seen enjoying himself by engaging with fans at a convention in Las Vegas and proves with his outgoing personality why he would make a good stand up comic. Not to take anything away from any of that, but Harlan Ellison(you know I was going to bring him up, right?) pointed out in his review of "Star Trek IV" that the series are as much about the crews as they are the captains.
November 28, 2012
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