William Shatner’s documentary about the tumultuous early years of Star Trek: The Next Generation goes straight to the web, and we’ve got the details.
As we reported last year, the documentary focuses on the first three seasons of the show, and covers a great deal of the intrigue and infighting surrounding the creation and production of the series. Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Rick Berman, and many others, both in front of and behind the camera, spoke to William Shatner at length about their experiences.
The documentary premiered on HBO Canada last August. Shatner has decided to forgo traditional distribution in the U.S. and will make the documentary available for purchase on Vimeo.
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive clip, where Stewart, Berman, and others describe the process Sir Patrick went through to be cast as Jean Luc Picard. That can be viewed here.
The documentary is available in two formats: A 24-hour streaming option for $7.99, or a downloadable version for $12.99.
TrekMovie will have a review in the upcoming days.