7.4/10
405
4 user 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Julian Jones
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Himself - Host / Narrator
Jon Adler Jon Adler ... Himself - Stanford University School of Medicine (as Prof. John Adler)
Martin Cooper Martin Cooper ... Himself - Inventor, Cell Phone
Rob Haitani Rob Haitani ... Himself - Product Designer, Palm One
Yuri Gagarin ... Himself - Soviet Cosmonaut (archive footage)
Marc D. Rayman Marc D. Rayman ... Himself - Chief Engineer, NASA, JPL (as Dr. Marc D. Rayman)
George Takei ... 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 Bruce Damer ... Himself
Bill Gates ... Himself (archive footage)
Miguel Alcubierre Miguel Alcubierre ... Himself - National University of Mexico (as Dr. Miguel Alcubierre)
D.C. Fontana D.C. Fontana ... Herself - Writer, Star Trek 1966-1969 (as Dorothy C. Fontana)
Jonathan Frakes ... Himself
Walter Koenig ... Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Discovery Channel

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How Star Trek Changed the World See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder Creek, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
fun William Shatner
18 December 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee 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.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed