The 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?
Image courtesy Epix.