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The captains [videorecording] /

by Shatner, William; Brooks, Avery; Pine, Chris; Stewart, Patrick; Bakula, Scott; E-One (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [United States] : E-One, 2011Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1417236000; 9781417236008.Language note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.Title notes: $19.99 11/2/11 (cc)Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Star trek (Television program) | Star trek, the next generation (Television program) | Star trek, Deep Space Nine (Television program) | Enterprise (Television program : 2001) | Made-for-TV movies | Documentary films | Films for the hearing impaired | Television moviesCast: Avery Brooks, Chris Pine, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula.Summary: Since first soaring onto television screens in the mid 1960s, Star Trek has become one of the most beloved franchises of all time. The original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, travels around the globe to interview the elite group of actors who have portrayed the role of Enterprise Captain, giving fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the pop culture phenomenon.
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This totally unique documentary joins together the likes of William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Chris Pine to discuss the strange and amazing experience of being a Star Trek captain, complete with hilarious insights, and inter-generational arm wrestling. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

DVD, widescreen 16x9 (1.78:1).

Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Title from sell sheet.

Avery Brooks, Chris Pine, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula.

Release date: Oct. 4, 2011.

Since first soaring onto television screens in the mid 1960s, Star Trek has become one of the most beloved franchises of all time. The original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, travels around the globe to interview the elite group of actors who have portrayed the role of Enterprise Captain, giving fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the pop culture phenomenon.

$19.99 11/2/11 (cc)

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Library Journal Review

Shatner, who played the first Star Trek captain, James T. Kirk, on the 1960s TV series and in several films, traveled to England and across the United States to interview five other actors about their lives and experiences portraying captains in the now legendary sf franchise. It's an interesting premise, but the results are somewhat uneven. Veteran Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart (Capt. Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and a handful of films), for example, is consistently witty and insightful, but young actor Chris Pine (Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek movie) comes off as rather bland. Kate Mulgrew (Capt. Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager) is frank about the difficulties she had as a single mother working 16-hour days on the Trek set, and Scott Bakula (Capt. Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise) unguardedly discusses how his constant television work contributed to the end of his first marriage. But Avery Brooks (Capt. Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), while amiable, is often oddly elliptical and evasive, unlike the straightforward character he portrayed. Shatner, the documentary's writer and director, also talks about his own long acting career and how he only recently came to embrace being so strongly identified with Kirk. Though at times the film loses its focus-an interview with actor Christopher Plummer, who played a Klingon in the film Star Trek VI, feels a bit out of place, and the obligatory scenes at a Star Trek convention seem gratuitous-but there are nonetheless plenty of keen perceptions here. Die-hard Star Trek fans will get the most out of this production, but patrons interested in the acting life as well will find much to like.-David Rapp, Library Journal (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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