William Shatner has another Star Trek documentary coming soon, this time the focus is on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Titled "Chaos on the Bridge" the doc premieres August 25th in Canada. And HBO Canada has provided TrekMovie with a first look at some stills from the doc. Check it out below.
Shatner Doc Focuses on Star Trek: TNG
In the last few years William Shatner has produced and directed a number of documentaries related to Star Trek. In 2011 he delivered "The Captains," focusing on the actors who have sat in Star Trek’s captain’s chair. In 2012 came "Get a Life!" focusing on Trek fans, and for 2013 he had "The Captains Close Up," with even more detailed interviews with the Star Trek ‘captain’ actors.
For 2014 Shatner turns his gaze onto Star Trek: The Next Generation with "William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge." As the title suggests, the doc will pay special attention to the development and tumultuous early seasons of the show.
Here is the official description:
In WILLIAM SHATNER PRESENTS: CHAOS ON THE BRIDGE, William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk, takes an intimate look at the recreation of an iconic television series, through the eyes of the writers, producers, actors, and executives who were involved, many of whom have never before told their story on film. Directed by William Shatner, (who also conducts the interviews), what emerges is a tale of power struggles, ego clashes, and most importantly, the legacy of the man behind the legend: Gene Roddenberry.
"William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge" premieres Monday, Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Canada.
The production company behind the doc is currently working on US distribution for the doc and TrekMovie will update when more details are available. We are also working on getting the video shown at the Las Vegas Star Trek Con last weekend.