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Captains Documentary-- Avery Brooks WTF

SeptuagintXXX

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Report this Nov. 20 2011, 6:28 am

I just watched the Captains documentary on Netflix.  What is the deal with Avery Brooks? That guy has either smoked way too much dope or got hit in the head a few too many times.  He must have been stoned out of his mind during the interview.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Nov. 20 2011, 7:54 am

I felt the same way. I couldn't figure out how he could be a college dean when he can't have a simple conversation. I loved him in DS9 but now he just seems like a crazy person..

One person said he thinks Brooks doesn't respect Shatner so he was screwing with him. But I don't know why he wouldn't respect the Shat and if that is the case, why agree to the interview?

SeptuagintXXX

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Report this Nov. 20 2011, 3:29 pm

He made a fool of himself.  He couldn't give  a straight answer.  And You have to respect Shatner's self-control. Maybe they edited out the parts where Shatner lost his temper, but he was playing along with Brooks's lunacy.  If I was Shatner I would have said "what the f*ck is wrong with you, man?  Do you want to do the interview or not?"

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Report this Nov. 20 2011, 3:35 pm

There are plenty of people who don't respect Shatner, but they wouldn't make themselves look like stoners to millions of fans just to mess with him.  During TOS, most of the others hated Shatner.  He had scripts rewritten to get the good lines so the others would get screwed out of them.  He lectured the writers that the series was about Kirk, and every episode should be Kirk-centric.  He openly criticized Roddenberry for milking the franchise for everything he could get because of the merchandising side, then turned around later to milk it for himself.  I read somewhere that when Shatner contacted the other cast members for a book he was writing, 1 refused to meet him, and the others took the opportunity to tell him what a @#$% he had been to them.  It seems some hatchets have been buried, but it took a long time.  I saw parts of The Captains, but couldn't stomach much of Shatner & Brooks together without 2 robots watching with me.

OneDamnMinuteAdmiral

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Report this Nov. 21 2011, 8:58 pm

It was hands down the weirdest interview on the whole show. If he wanted to be weird then they should have just shown more of Mulgrew or Bakula.


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Report this Nov. 22 2011, 1:28 am

He is pretty eccentric, but the man seems to be a philosohper, it get a bit weird here and there but I think I'd enjoy having a conversation with him.


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Matthias Russell

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Report this Nov. 22 2011, 8:17 am

Confucius gave more direct answers than Brooks.

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