William Shatner’s new documentary The Captains, featuring Shatner chatting with Star Trek’s TV captains and Chris Pine, premieres on Friday on Epix. We have two exclusive clips from the doc featuring Bill and Sir Patrick Stewart for you to watch, along with compiling additional clips online with Shatner, Stewart, Christopher Plummer, Scott Bakula, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, and Bob Picardo. Plus we have info on how you can watch The Captains for free online.
Star Trek The Captains Exclusive Clips
Epix has provided TrekMovie.com two exclusive clips of William Shatner’s documentary The Captains, both featuring Sir Patrick Stewart.
Shatner greets Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart on TNG cast goofing off and learning to have fun
Captains premieres Friday – watch for free online
The Captains premieres on Epix on Friday July 22nd at 8PM. Epix also has lined up a "Shatnerpalooza" of Shatner-ific programming including all six original series Star Trek movies, the premiere of William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet and more. All of that starts on Thursday (CLICK HERE for more details and full schedule).
But even if you don’t get EPIX on your local cable or satellite provider you can still watch The Captains and all of Shatnerpalooza for free online at EpixHd.com (if you are in the USA). Epix is offering free 2-week trials to all of their content. You can sign up for the free offer at www.epixhd.com/freetrial-shatnerpalooza.
Promo & more clips from The Captains
Here is a new promo The Captains and the Los Angeles Live screening on Monday July 25th.
Note there is also a live screening in New York on Saturday July 30th.
Some more clips from The Captains have also shown up online from Epix and provided to others via Epix. Here they are:
Patrick Stewart surprises Shatner on stage at Star Trek Las Vegas 2010 (via TrekToday)
Shatner talks to Christopher Plummer (Star Trek VI: Chang):
Plummer reveals if he always was a Trekkie and talks up Canadians on Trek:
Shatner and Plummer talk about Shakespeare in Klingon (via WilliamShatnerFan):
Bob Picardo (Voyager: The Doctor) explains how to gauge popularity of Star Trek captains.
UPDATE: More Clips
Kate Mulgrew explains the discipline needed to play a Star Trek captain. (via TotallyKate)
Scott Bakula on how “Enterprise” tried (and came up short) on trying to recreate chemistry of original “Star Trek” (via MyOuterSpace)
Avery Brooks on why he took the job on Star Trek (via NewBlackMan)
TrekMovie will update this article as more clips appear online.