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Star Trek: A Captain's Log (1994)

William Shatner takes us on a trip through original series.


Michael Mahler


Michael Mahler, Harry Werksman (co-writer)


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Credited cast:
William Shatner ... Himself
Leonard Nimoy ... Himself
DeForest Kelley ... Himself
James Doohan ... Himself
Walter Koenig ... Himself
Nichelle Nichols ... Herself
George Takei ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Crossfield Scott Crossfield ... Himself (archive footage) (as A. Scott Crossfield)
Marj Dusay ... (archive footage)
John Glenn ... Himself (archive footage) (as Lt. Col. John Glenn)
Robert H. Goddard Robert H. Goddard ... Himself (archive footage)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles A. Lindbergh ... Himself (archive footage)
Alan Shepard Alan Shepard ... Himself (archive footage) (as Alan B. Shepard Jr.)


This documentary is a trip through the original series. The whole movie is composed of short fragments showing the high points of original series. Between them we can listen to comments of actors. They talk how they felt during shooting, how they feel the series now and what is the meaning of series for the mankind. The original series is full of allegories and in this documentary they are all presented to us with straight words. All leading characters are presented, decribed and we found out what do they really represent. In last third the movies with original crew are presented and, ofcourse, what is the future of Star Trek. This documentary is full of quotes with which we get impression what Star Trek really is. Written by Mrako

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30 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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A basic overview of the original series
20 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

If you are looking for an in depth and realistic discussion of the original "Star Trek", this show is definitely not for you. Instead, it's a rather superficial 'hooray for us' sort of film...not bad for the average viewer but lacking depth.

Much of the film is made up of film and TV show clips...often thrown into the documentary somewhat haphazardly. In addition, various series regulars discuss a particular aspect of the show...and it does stand out because all of them are present. But it's highly sanitized and shows none of the simmering undercurrent behind the scenes. So, for example, you could only assume that George Takei and William Shatner are best friends and everything about the show was positive....a simplistic view to say the least. Overall, worth seeing...just don't expect any sort of controversy or behind the scenes dirt or drama.

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