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The Captains (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Sci-Fi | 22 July 2011 (USA)
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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 who have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise.

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William Shatner

Writer:

William Shatner
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Credited cast:
William Shatner ... Self
Patrick Stewart ... Self (as Sir Patrick Stewart)
Avery Brooks ... Self
Kate Mulgrew ... Self
Scott Bakula ... Self
Chris Pine ... Self
Christopher Plummer ... Self
Richard Arnold ... Self - Fmr. Assistant to Gene Roddenberry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rene Auberjonois ... Self
Ira Steven Behr ... Self
John de Lancie ... Self
Paul Duraso Paul Duraso ... Arm Wrestling Referee
Jonathan Frakes ... Self
Sally Kellerman ... Self
Walter Koenig ... Self
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The Captains takes the audience on a voyage of discovery as pop culture phenom William Shatner interviews Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek: The Next Generation), Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway, Star Trek: Voyager), Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer, Star Trek: Enterprise), and Chris Pine (Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek 2009). With each of these celebrated actors Shatner explores the pressures and pitfalls that came along with donning the Starfleet uniform and reveals for the first time his own embarrassment over the role which made him a household name. With the help of his fellow captains Shatner learns to respect his work on the original Star Trek and finishes the film with a new perspective on life, death, and the legacy he will leave behind. The Captains also delves into each of the actors' lives and careers leading up to their landmark television performances. The film pays ... Written by TB

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The final frontier is only the beginning


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Trivia

There was a series of books which had each of the captains walk through a door/portal that led them into a bar where they each spoke of the travails of being a captain, called "Captains Table" . Very interesting as how they created the entrance no matter where the captains were at the moment and captains could cross paths of past captains before they were or even ones past dead. But all captains, no matter the ship. See more »

Goofs

In a scene with Patrick Stewart, Shatner claims to have performed in a player at '5 or 6 years of age' regarding the holocaust. However, at this age the holocaust would be years away. See more »

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Head Sci/Fantasy Con Promoter Debbie Hess See more »

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

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What a great movie...
13 November 2011 | by hen3d45See all my reviews

I have fallen in love with the documentaries on Netflix.

I found this movie, and was very pleased with it's insights and depth. People love to have an easy target, and William Shatner has been that for a lot of critics, but I think this movie will show his deeper side. William Shatner seems to have such an easy time talking and getting people to interact with him. Seeing the scene where he walks through the convention floor shows his talent for identifying with people.

It was a wonderful glimpse into the lives of these great actors. Thanks William for making this film.

You should watch this film, and I hope when you do you enjoy it as much as i did.


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22 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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