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Why did Shatner diss Avery Brooks in 'The Captains" ?

Vulcan1981

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Report this Feb. 01 2012, 11:44 am

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>The film was not really about "share your experiences being a captain on Trek." It was about a man (Shatner) facing his own mortality and seeking validation that a legacy built on a "silly sci-fi" show was worth it in the end.

>I mean, watch it again. Especially the bits with Stewart and Mulgrew.

>Personally, I believe Brooks just wasn't in the same place as Shatner, and continues to have a bright outlook. Note his continuous piano playing and attempts to get Shatner to sing along with him.

>Sure, Brooks might have been stoned. But based on what I've seen of his personality in past interviews, I think he would have acted quite the same sober.

>Yeah, I just don't think Brooks takes the whole Star Trek-thing as seriously as Shatner and the other "captains."

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LOVED Stuart and Mulgrew's interviews. I thought it was funny when she gave Shatner the "Janeway stare" when talking about college and acting. 

I loved the Mulgrew intervoiew from start to finih, right when Bill was in a box! THAT was an interview. I for one found it fascinating (cough cough wink wink) that her children  never want anything to do with Start Trek for taking away their mother. And Mulgrew admitting that she feel she failed in some aspects. That's really gripping.

Same with Scott Bakula's interview. You get the sense that he ha nothing but admiration and respect for the franchise and is a true grade A good guy. Even when Shatner handed him the ball to diss the Enterprise finale, he didn't do it, isntead he simply admitte that his show couldn't capture the magic he wanted to convay from TOS. Seeing him admit that with just a hint of sadnes in hsi voice made me wish more than ever that his show hadn't been cancelled so early.


 


Agreed. I actually wrote Mulgrew a letter after that giving her my thanks...and I NEVER write celebrities. It really moved me. I do have more respect for Bakkula after that interview as well. He's a class act. 


I wish Brooks would have given us more incite about his experiences. He and Mulgrew were pacesetters in many ways and opened new doors in both Trek and sci fi as a whole.


"Comforting words. Use them next time instead of "resistance is futile". You may elicit a few volunteers."- Seven of Nine

Vulcan1981

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Report this Feb. 01 2012, 11:46 am

Quote: maya.richel @ Feb. 01 2012, 8:31 am

>Argh, it's hopeless having to live in Holland, nothing is shown here!


 


Clips from it are available in You Tube so you can atleast get a "taste". I'm sure you can find an international shipper on Amazon.


"Comforting words. Use them next time instead of "resistance is futile". You may elicit a few volunteers."- Seven of Nine

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Report this Feb. 01 2012, 12:58 pm

Thanks:-) Will check it

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Report this Feb. 01 2012, 4:49 pm

Brooks was arrested for DUI the other day

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Report this Feb. 01 2012, 8:10 pm

Hey when two people get together, they either click or they don't. That's the way it's always going to be.


I really must try to find this on DVD -- I hope it is available in Region Four.


From what I hear about Mr Brooks, he is quite a nice guy, but at the same time he is a bit of a nutter.


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Report this Feb. 02 2012, 10:35 am

Quote: OtakuJo @ Feb. 01 2012, 8:10 pm

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>Hey when two people get together, they either click or they don't. That's the way it's always going to be.

>I really must try to find this on DVD -- I hope it is available in Region Four.

>From what I hear about Mr Brooks, he is quite a nice guy, but at the same time he is a bit of a nutter.

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Otakujo I don't know where you live or where region four is, but in the United States, you can probably order it from Barnes and Noble,  Brooks has his way of talking but I'd hardly think of him as a nutter, I think Shatner fits that description more.  

guillermo.mejía

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Report this Feb. 02 2012, 12:41 pm

A DUI doesn't equal out there spaceyness though.


Sorry to hear that had to happen to Mr. Brooks.


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Report this Feb. 02 2012, 5:01 pm

Quote: DammitJim6200 @ Feb. 02 2012, 10:35 am

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>Hey when two people get together, they either click or they don't. That's the way it's always going to be.

>I really must try to find this on DVD -- I hope it is available in Region Four.

>From what I hear about Mr Brooks, he is quite a nice guy, but at the same time he is a bit of a nutter.

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Otakujo I don't know where you live or where region four is, but in the United States, you can probably order it from Barnes and Noble,  Brooks has his way of talking but I'd hardly think of him as a nutter, I think Shatner fits that description more.  


US is Region One for DVDs. R4 is Australasia sort of area and I am in New Zealand -- so that's appreciated although unhelpful. From what I hear, Brooks often comes off as quite nutty -- I'm sure he is an intelligent man even though sometimes he is not on the same wavelength as his audience.


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Report this Feb. 02 2012, 10:53 pm

Brooks has got to be the worst actor I've ever seen.

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Report this Feb. 03 2012, 5:01 pm

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Your opinion, some people say Shatner is the worst actor they had ever seen.

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Report this Feb. 04 2012, 5:48 am

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>Brooks has got to be the worst actor I've ever seen.

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I find myself routing for him to get better each time I watch DS9


And it just didn't happen!

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Report this Feb. 04 2012, 6:26 pm

I Know this may come off as a little Cheeky but Bill Shatner did Have a Show Called shatner's Raw nerve on the the Bio channel.... So your right Shatner has some nerver alright

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Report this Feb. 05 2012, 6:50 pm

Alright Sorry if My Post was TOO cheeky but I couldn't resist...  DammitJim you got to Admit that you had my cheekyness coming to you after the Stir up You caused over A Ready Room..... Anyone else Agree with me?

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Report this Feb. 05 2012, 11:56 pm

Quote: Kate McCoy @ Feb. 05 2012, 6:50 pm

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>Alright Sorry if My Post was TOO cheeky but I couldn't resist...  DammitJim you got to Admit that you had my cheekyness coming to you after the Stir up You caused over A Ready Room..... Anyone else Agree with me?

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No, no one agrees with you, but I do admire your intentional "cheekyness" Miss Kate McCoy, and for the record don't you think Captain Kirk needed a ready room ?

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Report this Feb. 06 2012, 4:02 am

nah.... Why Waste Space when the Captain can just use his Quarters.... Picard's Ship Had the Space for One..... Personallly I don't think that Kirk's Did

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