Entertainment One Street Date Change: THE CAPTAINS Moves to 10/18 from 10/4

Posted: September 29, 2011 by tmepost in Movies
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NEW Street Date: October 18, 2011

DVD SRP: $19.98



Since first soaring onto television screens in the mid-1960s, STAR TREK has become one  of the most beloved franchises of all time.  As the iconic series celebrates its 45th Anniversary, Entertainment One presents THE CAPTAINS, a feature-length documentary written and directed by William Shatner that “boldly goes where no  man has gone before,” giving viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most durable and profitable franchises in entertainment history, as well as the men and women who have made the Star Trek brand an international phenomenon since 1966.


Following one of the most engaging media personalities of our time, The Captains chronicles Shatner’s quest to answer one burning question: why, in spite of his myriad stage, screen, and television credits, as well as his numerous Emmys and Golden Globe Awards, does one role in his career loom so large that it nearly eclipses all others?  To find the answer, Shatner enlists the help of the elite group of actors who have also assumed the mantle of Starship Captain.  In the process, coupling their own unique stories with compelling insights, the five Captains give Shatner a better understanding of his own life and solve this “mystery” once and for all.  Featuring vintage Star Trek footage and in-depth interviews with actors Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn  Janeway), Avery Brooks (Captain  Benjamin  Sisko),  Scott Bakula (Captain  Jonathan Archer), and Chris Pine   (Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek), The Captains was shot on location  in Toronto, London, New York, Princeton and Los Angeles, where Shatner could capture his fellow Captains in their home environments.  The acclaimed HD film, which originally premiered as part of Epix’s “Shatnerpalooza” this  summer, exposes the Captains in all their earthly humanity, offering a rare and candid glimpse into the inner sanctum of each actor and their time at the helm of the Starship Enterprise.




  • William  Shatner (Star Trek franchises, “$#*! My Dad Says,”  “Boston Legal”)
  • Golden  Globe nominee Patrick Stewart (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” X-Men franchise)
  • Kate  Mulgrew (“Star Trek: Voyager,” Star Trek:  Nemesis)
  • Avery  Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” American History X)
  • Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Men of a Certain  Age”)
  • Chris Pine (Star Trek, Unstoppable  )

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