The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors who have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise.
From a television series that barely lasted three seasons in the 1960s, Star Trek has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry involving several spin-off series, numerous movies, and countless merchandise items. This phenomenon is due to the series' legions of rabidly devoted fans, popularly known as "Trekkies". Star Trek actress Denise Crosby provides an affectionate and humorous look at some of these people, who demonstrate how Star Trek has affected and even shaped their lives. Several members of the series' cast and creative team also describe what the series and its fans mean to them.Written by
[on the hopeful future of Star Trek]
I think that Star Trek has a really, really neat message. The whole infinite diversity in infinite combinations is something that's very attractive to all of us. And it's something that I wish the world would grasp onto as beautifully as the Star Trek fans have.
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This film is dedicated to the memory of "Bones" Frazetti - a Trekkie Cat. See more »
I am not a fan of Star Trek, but I thought this movie was hilarious, and very well made.
I never realized how much Star Trek fans loved that show. Some wear Star Trek uniforms to work. Some wear "phasers" every day. Some are fluent in Klingon. There's a full translation of Hamlet in Klingon language. A dentist has outfitted his entire office as if it were aboard the Enterprise. Who knew?
This is wacky and funny. Trekkies doesn't relentlessly mock its subjects, but shows them sympathetically. Still, it's hilarious.
I recommend it to anyone at all familiar with Star Trek.
It is NOT only for Star Trek fans.
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