Commentary: Trek Stars 118: The William Shatner of Ideas / by Mike Schindler

Shatner, Part 1: Trek.

William Shatner is excellent at what he does, which is everything. But one thing which he is the absolute best at is playing himself.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Mike, Max and John begin their new series which looks at the films of the "Shatnerverse," movies in which William Shatner plays himself. These include Free Enterprise, Festival in Cannes, Showtime, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and Fanboys. In the first part of the series, we look at Shatner's work in Star Trek, as both an actor and director. We also get Max and Mike's opinions on the hiring of Simon Pegg and Doug Jung as writers of STAR TR3K.

Running Time: 52 minutes 34 seconds


Mike Schindler, Max Hegel and John Mills

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Mike Schindler

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Richard Marquez

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William Shatner (00:02:05)
Captain Kirk (00:12:36)
Directing Star Trek V (00:24:51)
Simon Pegg & Doug Jung (00:35:57)
Wrap-up (00:45:16)

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