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William Shatner's: The Captain's

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Report this Jul. 24 2011, 12:57 pm

http://www.epixhd.com/the-captains-la-screening/


Have any of you guys watched it? What do you all think?

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Report this Jul. 25 2011, 9:44 am

I personally thought it was fantastic. It was far better than any Star Trek interview special or show I've ever seen. It was very personal and it gave great insights into these actors who have been portraying our heroes for the last 45 years. I thought there was great humor and even some moments where I got "choked up."


 


I think Bill did a great job on this project, and he should be proud of the work. As a long-time fan, I found it to be very satisfactory and informative, because it really got into the personal / personalities of these people.


 


Oh, and...ummmmm...could Avery Brooks be any more whacky?

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Report this Jul. 25 2011, 5:27 pm

I missed it.

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Report this Jul. 25 2011, 5:53 pm

Wanted to see it, but didn't get the chance.


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Report this Jul. 26 2011, 8:03 am

HAHAHA i never saw it but if you watch that trailer at 00:18 after he takes the picture with those dressed up fans, he looks back at the with this huge "What the fuck?" face. LMAO!!!

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Report this Jul. 26 2011, 9:11 am

I thought William Shatner was very candid with his comments, especially to Patrick Stewart. The part about him being "a little ashamed" of playing Captain Kirk. I thought the interviews said something. For instance, the role of women in the workplace with Kate Mulgrew, the choices that Chris Pine made (not to imitate Shatner's performance) and how the response to it was contrary to how he viewed the subject. Patrick Stewart was probably the only one I didn't learn anything new about. I remember reading in TNG's Companion book that he didn't unpack during the first season, lived out of a suitcase, because he expected the show to be canceled. I think they spent too much time talking about the long hours of the workday. It bordered on whining about one of the best jobs in America. Scott Bakula seemed to talk around the chemistry issues with his group of actors. He made a statement that they didn't have that special bond and then spent the next five minutes trying to take it back. All in all, I gave it an A. Very entertaining and informative.


 


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Report this Jul. 26 2011, 9:26 am

Quote: HaventGotALife @ Jul. 26 2011, 9:11 am

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>I thought William Shatner was very candid with his comments, especially to Patrick Stewart. The part about him being "a little ashamed" of playing Captain Kirk. I thought the interviews said something. For instance, the role of women in the workplace with Kate Mulgrew, the choices that Chris Pine made (not to imitate Shatner's performance) and how the response to it was contrary to how he viewed the subject. Patrick Stewart was probably the only one I didn't learn anything new about. I remember reading in TNG's Companion book that he didn't unpack during the first season, lived out of a suitcase, because he expected the show to be canceled. I think they spent too much time talking about the long hours of the workday. It bordered on whining about one of the best jobs in America. Scott Bakula seemed to talk around the chemistry issues with his group of actors. He made a statement that they didn't have that special bond and then spent the next five minutes trying to take it back. All in all, I gave it an A. Very entertaining and informative.

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I agree, but I'd have to say that I learned less about Brooks than I did about Stewart. Avery Brooks acted almost like the annoying and slightly special 5th grader who used to sit next to you every once-in-a-while on the way home and bother you while you were trying to talk to your buddy who was sitting behind you. It was just distracting and somewhat embarassing.


I love DS9 and I love Ben Sisko...but wow...that guy is really weird.


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Report this Jul. 26 2011, 9:45 am

 It bordered on whining about one of the best jobs in America.


It may be a good job, but when it negatively affects one's personal life it can't be labeled the best. I would think the BEST job is one where the individual is able to make enough to support his/her family and have a good life. Fame and money do not ensure a good life.


Scott Bakula seemed to talk around the chemistry issues with his group of actors. He made a statement that they didn't have that special bond and then spent the next five minutes trying to take it back.


I think the biggest flaw of every series after TOS was TPTB's attempts to recapture the special magic of Nimoy, Shatner, and Kelley. It could never be done and more focus should have gone into the stories so that the natural relationshiop flow of the new characters could shine. I know others may disagree, but I think TNG's wild success hinged on Stewart's incredible acting talent (the man could make a recitation of the phone book riveting) and that half of his costars could have been cut and the series would have still done well.


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Report this Jul. 26 2011, 11:18 am

Quote: Vger23 @ Jul. 26 2011, 9:26 am

Quote: HaventGotALife @ Jul. 26 2011, 9:11 am

 I agree, but I'd have to say that I learned less about Brooks than I did about Stewart. Avery Brooks acted almost like the annoying and slightly special 5th grader who used to sit next to you every once-in-a-while on the way home and bother you while you were trying to talk to your buddy who was sitting behind you. It was just distracting and somewhat embarassing.

I love DS9 and I love Ben Sisko...but wow...that guy is really weird.


I could not agree more. I have not seen DS9 yet, so I am not going to hold this image of him in my mind against him. But come on.. he barely answered any questions. He basically answered Bill with tunes on the piano... as if the world knows what those notes mean...


I personally really liked this film. I liked hearing everyone (well not from Avery) But it was well done, cute, and interesting.


Scott Bakula seemed to talk around the chemistry issues with his group of actors. He made a statement that they didn't have that special bond and then spent the next five minutes trying to take it back.


I loved hearing Bakula, I found him so down the earth. I think what he was trying to do is not offend his cast but still make a point. I do not think he was taking it back, just explaining so he did not look bad.

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Report this Jul. 26 2011, 11:54 am

I would have enjoyed this too. I checked on YouTube but only some snippets there. I wonder if it will see a more general release?


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Report this Jul. 26 2011, 6:01 pm

What's this about issues between the Enterprise cast? First I heard of it, and I'm quite curious.


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Report this Jul. 26 2011, 10:20 pm

Haven't seen it, but I've been hearing a lot about it on Twitter.


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Report this Jul. 27 2011, 11:57 am

Quote: guillermo.mejía @ Jul. 26 2011, 6:01 pm

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>What's this about issues between the Enterprise cast? First I heard of it, and I'm quite curious.

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There was no indication of "issues" with the cast at all. What Bakula was referring to was trying to establish a "family-like" chemistry between the main characters in the mold of TOS, and their failure to do that.


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Report this Jul. 28 2011, 7:04 am

Quote: Treknoir @ Jul. 26 2011, 9:45 am

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> It bordered on whining about one of the best jobs in America.

>It may be a good job, but when it negatively affects one's personal life it can't be labeled the best. I would think the BEST job is one where the individual is able to make enough to support his/her family and have a good life. Fame and money do not ensure a good life.

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You make a good point. To us, who do not live with this all the time, it might seem like the coolest job ever -- and I don't know that many of those involved deny that it is pretty cool. (More so than most jobs.) But really thinking about it, we would all recognise that there are down-sides to such a "public" occupation.


I have heard a lot about this documentary, for quite a while before people started talking about it here. Was half afraid it would be one of those 'net based things that I wouldn't get to watch properly, because of poor connection. It would be most excellent to see it released on DVD one day.


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Report this Jul. 28 2011, 9:23 am

Quote: OtakuJo @ Jul. 28 2011, 7:04 am

Quote: Treknoir @ Jul. 26 2011, 9:45 am

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You make a good point. To us, who do not live with this all the time, it might seem like the coolest job ever -- and I don't know that many of those involved deny that it is pretty cool. (More so than most jobs.) But really thinking about it, we would all recognise that there are down-sides to such a "public" occupation.

I have heard a lot about this documentary, for quite a while before people started talking about it here. Was half afraid it would be one of those 'net based things that I wouldn't get to watch properly, because of poor connection. It would be most excellent to see it released on DVD one day.


Some of the actors complained about the toll shooting ST had on their marriages and families. There are some things that money can't buy or fix. So, I wanted to highlight that part since some fans only focus on the actor's character and their enjoyment without giving much thought to the actor's private life and needs. All of the captains except Pine are 50+. Old enough to be able to reflect and understand that with choices (even lucrative ones) come consequences.


I believe The Captains will be on DVD eventually.


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