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How William Shatner Changed the World (2005)

William Shatner presents a light-hearted look at how the "Star Trek" TV series have influenced and inspired today's technologies, including: cell phones, medical imaging, computers and ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host / Narrator
Jon Adler ...
Himself - Stanford University School of Medicine (as Prof. John Adler)
Martin Cooper ...
Himself - Inventor, Cell Phone
Rob Haitani ...
Himself - Product Designer, Palm One
Yuri Gagarin ...
Himself - Soviet Cosmonaut (archive footage)
Marc D. Rayman ...
Himself - Chief Propulsion Engineer, NASA, JPL (as Dr. Marc D. Rayman)
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Himself
Mae C. Jemison ...
Herself - NASA Astronaut 1987-1993 (as Dr. Mae C. Jemison)
Seth Shostak ...
Himself - SETI Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (as Dr. Seth Shostak)
Bruce Damer ...
Himself
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Himself (archive footage)
Miguel Alcubierre ...
Himself - National University of Mexico (as Dr. Miguel Alcubierre)
D.C. Fontana ...
Herself - Writer, Star Trek 1966-1969 (as Dorothy C. Fontana)
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Himself
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Himself (archive footage)
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William Shatner presents a light-hearted look at how the "Star Trek" TV series have influenced and inspired today's technologies, including: cell phones, medical imaging, computers and software, SETI, MP3 players and iPods, virtual reality, and spaceship propulsion. Written by yortsnave

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fun William Shatner
18 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

William Shatner presents a light-hearted documentary about Star Trek and its influence on today's technological world and social justice. He does it with a nudge and a wink. The advances include interstellar space travel, cell phones, racial sexual equality, smaller computers, medical devices, virtual reality and so on and so on. He also ropes in Jonathan Frakes for the next generation gang as well as Walter Koenig and Kate Mulgrew.

It's a lot of Shatner having fun. It takes a fond look back at some of the old concepts. It looks at the new TV shows. It's at a time when all the shows have been canceled but Shatner still looks back fondly on the original's optimism. This is very much for the fans. It's nice to see Shatner camping it up as always.


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