This weekend William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and many more Star Trek stars are headed to Vancouver for an official Star Trek convention. In a new interview promoting the con, Shatner talked about Nimoy’s retirement and discussed his new ‘Captains’ documentary. TrekMovie also has an update on the meeting with Shatner and Bakula.
Shatner reveals more about ‘Captains’ documentary + Bakula meeting confirmed to be part of doc
Last week we reported that William Shatner was directing a new documentary about his life (or at least that is what it said in the press release). But in the a new interview with the Vancouver Sun promoting this weekend’s con, Shatner reveals that the doc is not just about him, but about all the captains from Star Trek. Here is the excerpt from the article:
Star Trek wasn’t a huge success out of the box, but picked up fans in syndication and Shatner found himself back on the bridge of the Enterprise in 1979, starring in seven Star Trek movies before ceding control to other captains. Which, as it turns out, is the concept behind his forthcoming Star Trek documentary, The Captains.
“I’m talking to all the captains of Star Trek,” explains Shatner. “I’m hoping to find things out about them that even they themselves don’t know. And in the process find out about myself.”
Yesterday we reported Shatner was seen in meeting with Scott Bakula, formerly Captain Archer from Star Trek Enterprise. Shortly after that meeting, Shatner sent out a tweet stating (in part) "started filming my new project." Also, the Ventura County Star reports that Shatner was seen yesterday at the Chuy’s Mesquite Grill in Moorpark (as seen in the photo). The Star also confirms Shatner was at the restaurant to shoot scenes from “The Captains” documentary.
Shatner & Nimoy headed to Vancouver this weekend – Bill talks Nimoy retirement
It has been widely reported that Leonard Nimoy has retired from acting, and after some more events in 2010, will retire from doing conventions as well. In the interview with the Vancouver Sun, Shatner gave his opinion of Nimoy’s retirement.
Nimoy keeps retiring…Every six months he tells me and everybody else ‘I’m retiring.’ And nobody takes him seriously anymore. But I don’t say that. I don’t know, I’m just going along. I’m just trying to make a living here.
Nimoy and Shatner are both headed to Vancouver for the Creation Star Trek Convention being held this Friday through Sunday at the Vancouver Wall Centre. Joining them will be a number of other big Trek stars, including Connor Trinneer, Armin Shimerman, Jeffrey Combs, Jacob Kogan (li’l Spock in Star Trek 2009), and many more. More info at www.creationent.com/cal/stvan.