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Star Trek: See William Shatner’s The Captains Documentary for Free

Star Trek The CaptainsThe Captains premieres this Friday, July 22nd, on Epix. It’s William Shatner’s new documentary in which he chats with the Star Trek TV captains (Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula) and Chris Pine, Captain Kirk from the latest movie.

Here’s the official description:

The Captains, is a feature length documentary that “boldly goes where no man has gone before,” giving viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most durable and profitable franchises in entertainment history, and the men and women who made the Star Trek brand an international phenomenon since 1966. Written and directed by William Shatner, The Captains chronicles Shatner’s quest to explore the impact that Star Trek has had on his life. Why, in spite of his voluminous stage, screen, and television credits, as well as his numerous Emmys and Golden Globe Awards, does one role in his career loom so large that it nearly eclipses all others? To find the answer, Shatner enlists the help of the elite group of actors who also assumed the mantle of Starship Captain. In the process, coupling their own unique stories with their compelling insights, five Captains give Shatner a better understanding of his own life and solve this “mystery” once and for all.

In addition, as part of a “Shatnerpalooza” of programming, the cable channel is airing the first six Star Trek movies (featuring the original TV series cast) and the premiere of Shatner’s Gonzo ballet (which includes music from his Has Been CD).

If you don’t have Epix through your local cable or satellite provider, US viewers can still watch “Shatnerpalooza” for free. Epix is offering a free two week trial over at their website. You can check out the offer here.

TrekMovie has assembled several clips from the program. Here’s a promo for The Captains:

What do you think? Do you want to see The Captains? How will you watch?

 

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Kat July 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I loooove Avery Brooks (and Deep Space Nine in general). I got to watch him speak at a Mason Gross School of the Arts (of my college, Rutgers University) event, where he’s an alumnus and teaches as well. He’s just as masterful in real life as in television. Quite a commanding presence. I’ve liked all the captains aside from William Shatner, though, and I’d probably watch this just to see them again.

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Grandizer July 21, 2011 at 5:45 am

I will watch as I am interested in what some of the others are up to now a days…
Some people seem to have disappeared…

I did see that Picard did not age gracefully, and I wonder about some of the others…

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