The Captains - Film Preview. A Star Trek Journey

The Captains' Shatner Poster
The Captains is a feature length documentary written and directed by William Shatner. The film is a voyage with Shatner as he interviews each actor that took on the mantle of star ship captain. From Patrick Stewart and Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, and the newest captain, sitting in the chair that Shatner made iconic, Chris Pine. The ultimate trek for any Star Trek geek, Trekkie, or casual fan.

Shatner, for the most part has been in the spot light for the last number of years. We have seen him age on TV in Boston Legal and TV commercials. Shocking though is seeing Mulgrew and Avery, as they hit the north side of their 50s and 60s. Avery, always so well spoken and a powerful performer, is somewhat aged from the Captain Sisko we loved.

Shatner takes a personal journey, to where no one has gone before, to discuss with each actor, how Star Trek and their role as a member of Star Fleet shaped and impacted their lives. Filled with clips from the series and movies, along with interviews with their costars, The Captains is a film both light in bearing and at times surprisingly grave as discussions revolve around life in around the Star Trek universe. With a running time of an hour and forty minutes The Captains is scheduled for an October 2011 release.

And here is trailer two of The Captains.

The Captains


  1. I love, love, LOVE, love William Shatner!

  2. Shatner is, well, Shatner. He is funny as all hell and from Montreal.