The Captains

{4.5/5} “The deep strains of love — it’s the only mystery that is infinitely important.” — Kate Mulgrew

The Captains was released in 2011. It’s a documentary about the captains from the various Star Trek series.

William Shatner had previously worked with Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: Generations but he didn’t know much about the other captains. Since he’s interested in all things Star Trek, he decided to have a chat with them.

Here are the captains:

  • Patrick Stewart — Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Avery Brooks — Captain Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Kate Mulgrew — Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager
  • Scott Bakula — Captain Archer from Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Chris Pine — Captain Kirk from Star Trek

Shatner asks each of them about how they got started acting. You’ll see some things you haven’t seen before — Avery Brooks singing and playing piano, Shatner and Pine arm wrestling.

Shatner is often whimsical but he does tackle some serious subjects like actors getting divorced partially because of working long hours.

He also talks with other cast members including Jonathan Frakes (Riker), Robert Picardo (the Doctor), and Christopher Plummer (General Chang) — and people he meets on his travels. Shatner visits a convention and shows footage of him meeting the fans.

If you’re a Star Trek fan, you’ll like this movie. You won’t find out a lot about one particular person, but you’ll find out some interesting things about everyone.

The movie was directed by William Shatner (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier).

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