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Star Trek: The Captains

Star Trek: The Captains
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Star Trek: The Captains

By - Posted Jul 13, 2011

Comic-Con 2011


William Shatner is joined by fellow Star Trek captain Avery Brooks and the great Kevin Smith to present a preview of The Captains, the EPIX Pictures original documentary produced and directed by Shatner, in which The Shat travels the world to interview all the actors who've played Starfleet captains.


Join us for an insider's view of Shatner's documentary, where we'll meet the greatest captains who ever piloted a starship through the final frontier.
 

 Star Trek: The Captains Panel(07/22/2011) 
9:59
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Friday July 22, 2011 9:59 
10:00
Who's your favorite Star Trek Captain?
William Shatner
 ( 25% )
Avery Brooks
 ( 25% )
Kate Mulgrew
 ( 13% )
Scott Bakula
 ( 25% )
Chris Pine
 ( 13% )

Friday July 22, 2011 10:00 
10:02
Kevin Kelly: 
Hey Readers! I'll be liveblogging Star Trek: The Captains panel this morning. We're in a gigantic room in Comic-Con, which has been filled to capacity. They had to cut the line off because of all of the Trekkies.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:02 Kevin Kelly
10:03
Kevin Kelly: 
One of the best costumes I've seen was in line. It was an Original Series Red Shirt, and his shirt was full of holes and he had blood all over himself.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:03 Kevin Kelly
10:04
Kevin Kelly: 
Kevin Smith will be hosting the panel, and William Shatner and Avery Brooks will be talking about Shatners film, "The Captains," which he promises will be the ultimate Star Trek Captains piece.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:04 Kevin Kelly
10:09
Kevin Kelly: 
I'm preparing myself for the ear-deafening roar when Shatner enters the room. I wonder how many KHAAAAAAAAANS we'll hear.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:09 Kevin Kelly
10:09
Kevin Kelly: 
While there's a huge amount of Trekkies in here, there's also the distinct odor of sweat and fart. Not that pleasant.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:09 Kevin Kelly
10:09
Kevin Kelly: 
For those of you at home, I envy you.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:09 Kevin Kelly
10:11
Kevin Kelly: 
While I'm a huge fan of TOS and NG. My Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager knowledge isn't that deep. I know the main players, but I didn't see the bulk of those series. Don't disintegrate me, please.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:11 Kevin Kelly
10:12
Kevin Kelly: 
You'd think we could get some Star Trek theme music in here or something. Instead the sound system is playing Top 40 tunes. #musicfail
Friday July 22, 2011 10:12 Kevin Kelly
10:12
Kevin Kelly: 
I believe he was... engaged. AHTHANKYEW!
Friday July 22, 2011 10:12 Kevin Kelly
10:14
Who's your favorite Star Trek Captain?
William Shatner
 ( 23% )
Patrick Stewart
 ( 49% )
Kate Mulgrew
 ( 2% )
Avery Brooks
 ( 12% )
Scott Bakula
 ( 7% )
Chris Pine
 ( 7% )

Friday July 22, 2011 10:14 
10:14
Kevin Kelly: 
Can we get a write-in vote for George Takei?
Friday July 22, 2011 10:14 Kevin Kelly
10:16
Kevin Kelly: 
Leah, don't make me beam you into the intern storage area.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:16 Kevin Kelly
10:16
[Comment From Leah JacksonLeah Jackson: ] 
excuse me it's trekkers not trekkies, kevin.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:16 Leah Jackson
10:17
Kevin Kelly: 
Alright, everyone has been told to take their seats. We should be starting up soon.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:17 Kevin Kelly
10:17
Kevin Kelly: 
The music has been shut off. Powering up phasers.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:17 Kevin Kelly
10:18
Kevin Kelly: 
Wait, the music is back. I spoke too soon.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:18 Kevin Kelly
10:18
Kevin Kelly: 
The guy next to me keeps asking me "What's up with Shatner's choppy-ass dialogue?" Uh, it's his staple?
Friday July 22, 2011 10:18 Kevin Kelly
10:25
Kevin Kelly: 
Well, we're 10 minutes late at this point. Computer: Location on William Shatner?
Friday July 22, 2011 10:25 Kevin Kelly
10:25
Kevin Kelly: 
Computer: Current whereabouts unknown.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:25 Kevin Kelly
10:26
Kevin Kelly: 
Yes, I left Stewart off of that poll on accident. He's definitely the best-performed Captain in the franchise.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:26 Kevin Kelly
10:27
Kevin Kelly: 
The fans are getting restless.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:27 Kevin Kelly
10:27
Kevin Kelly: 
There's some backstage activity. We may have a Shatner soon.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:27 Kevin Kelly
10:28
Kevin Kelly: 
Here we go, folks. They are about to introduce the panel.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:28 Kevin Kelly
10:28
Kevin Kelly: 
FYI, you'll be able to watch The Captains on EpixHD.com tonight. Apparently there's a two week free trial where you won't need to pay for it.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:28 Kevin Kelly
10:29
Kevin Kelly: 
They'll also be airing a special with Kevin Smith called "Too Fat For 40"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:29 Kevin Kelly
10:30
Kevin Kelly: 
Everyone is referring to Shatner as "Bill". That just sounds odd.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:30 Kevin Kelly
10:30
Kevin Kelly: 
EpixHD will also be showing Shatnerpalooza, and William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:30 Kevin Kelly
10:31
Kevin Kelly: 
Latest Tweet from Shatner: Are you ready SDCC!!! @thecaptainstv on @EpixHD is about to start! My best, Bill
Friday July 22, 2011 10:31 Kevin Kelly
10:31
Kevin Kelly: 
Here comes Kevin Smith, in his trademark hockey jersey.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:31 Kevin Kelly
10:32
Kevin Kelly: 
He's saying how humbling it it to be asked to moderate this panel. "Someone's going to come up to me and say 'Name all the Tribbles!' and I don't know!"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:32 Kevin Kelly
10:33
Kevin Kelly: 
"There are better people than me who should be moderating this panel, but when someone asks you if you want to moderate something like this... you say YES."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:33 Kevin Kelly
10:33
Kevin Kelly: 
They're showing a teaser trailer... set your phasers on fun.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:33 Kevin Kelly
10:34
Kevin Kelly: 
This documentary looks like a must-see. It even features Brooks and Shatner noodling together on the piano.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:34 Kevin Kelly
10:34
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Friday July 22, 2011 10:34 
10:35
Kevin Kelly: 
"Not everyone gets to captain a starship, but we're going to talk to two people who has."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:35 Kevin Kelly
10:35
Kevin Kelly: 
"Who knew Sisko could play paino so well?"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:35 Kevin Kelly
10:36
Kevin Kelly: 
Here comes Avery Brooks, looking like the man
Friday July 22, 2011 10:36 Kevin Kelly
10:37
Kevin Kelly: 
Okay, the crowd goes nuts for both Brooks and Shatner.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:37 Kevin Kelly
10:37
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "This thing, The Captains, was a voyage of discovery for me. I got to know so many of these people so much better."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:37 Kevin Kelly
10:38
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "This was a voyage of discovery..." Smith: "Uh, you're not about to come out are you?"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:38 Kevin Kelly
10:39
Kevin Kelly: 
Smith to Brooks: "Were you intimidated by adopting this huge mantle?" Brooks: "No... to paraphrase James Cagney, you spend a nickel and take a chance."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:39 Kevin Kelly
10:39
Kevin Kelly: 
Smith: "This is a big excitement for me as I'm a huge Spenser For Hire fan."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:39 Kevin Kelly
10:40
Kevin Kelly: 
Brooks is looking back on his years as the Captain, and says "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." He likes the series more now that he's looking back.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:40 Kevin Kelly
10:41
Kevin Kelly: 
Brooks says he's extraordinarily proud to have been a part of Star Trek.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:41 Kevin Kelly
10:41
Kevin Kelly: 
And that Cirroc Lofton is as much a son to him as his own flesh and blood.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:41 Kevin Kelly
10:42
Kevin Kelly: 
Smith calls Shatner the OG Captain, and Shatner says "What's OG?! Why am I hearing these terms for the first time in front of all of these people?"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:42 Kevin Kelly
10:43
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "I didn't really know most of these other people in the film. We'd shake hands, say hi, and pretend to be warm to each other at some event, because that's what we do. But in making this, I really got to know them."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:43 Kevin Kelly
10:43
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Friday July 22, 2011 10:43 
10:43
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "The is about the Captains, and getting to know them. And I had an epiphany as part of this process, and that's in the film too."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:43 Kevin Kelly
10:44
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "I was enthralled with Star Trek from the beginning. I'd seen a pilot shot with Jeremy Hunter, but NBC didn't buy it. But they decided to recast it, and that's how I came aboard."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:44 Kevin Kelly
10:44
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "I was enthralled with it. With the people I worked with, and... especially the girls."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:44 Kevin Kelly
10:44
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "And as time as gone by, they've gotten even more beautiful."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:44 Kevin Kelly
10:45
Kevin Kelly: 
Brooks worked on the music for the film, and Shatner is applauding his grace and depth as a musician.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:45 Kevin Kelly
10:46
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner is talking about how they "met" on the keyboard of his piano, and they sung part of the interview together when Shatner talks to Brooks in the film. That's teased in the trailer.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:46 Kevin Kelly
10:47
Kevin Kelly: 
Seriously, this is weird that Captain Kirk is about eight feet away from me.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:47 Kevin Kelly
10:47
Kevin Kelly: 
He's going way into depth about securing Brooks to perform the music for the film, and Smith chimes in "This is great! It's like being in an episode of Star Trek because you're explaining your genius!"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:47 Kevin Kelly
10:49
Kevin Kelly: 
Brooks is talking about the improvisation of music, and his dulcet tones transport you directly back into an episode of DS9.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:49 Kevin Kelly
10:49
Kevin Kelly: 
Brooks: "Every day, we hear something differently. This idea of music being the third party in a two person conversation was beautiful to me."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:49 Kevin Kelly
10:50
Kevin Kelly: 
"It's not just about the words. It's about the thoughts. It's emotion all at once."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:50 Kevin Kelly
10:52
Kevin Kelly: 
Brooks just sort of dropped a bomb of philosophy on the room. Smith to Shatner: "That's the best thing that's ever been said at Comic-Con. Whatever you say right now had better be good or a double dumbass on you, sir!"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:52 Kevin Kelly
10:52
Kevin Kelly: 
Smith with a geeky question: "What was it like to work with Scott Bakula."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:52 Kevin Kelly
10:52
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "Who?"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:52 Kevin Kelly
10:53
Kevin Kelly: 
Thankfully, that was a joke. Shatner: "Scott is his own man. He's a very strange individual. He tends to hide from the other actors, and he's not on set until they shoot, and then he sort of drifts in on a cloud. He's a slender, gentle gentleman."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:53 Kevin Kelly
10:53
Kevin Kelly: 
Smith: "You are coming out!"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:53 Kevin Kelly
10:53
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "If I was, I'd do it proudly."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:53 Kevin Kelly
10:54
Kevin Kelly: 
Here's a Bakula clip from The Captains. Shatner and Bakula are meeting out on a dirt road along with harmonica music, and Shatner's first words are "Shut the fuck up!"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:54 Kevin Kelly
10:54
Kevin Kelly: 
Cut to Shatner and Bakula on horseback singing Fiddler on the Roof.
Friday July 22, 2011 10:54 Kevin Kelly
10:55
Kevin Kelly: 
BAM! Scott Bakula appears onstage!
Friday July 22, 2011 10:55 Kevin Kelly
10:56
Kevin Kelly: 
Bakula, "I'm here to represent the other Captains who were not asked to score the movie..."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:56 Kevin Kelly
10:56
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "I'm so glad to see you. You're such a wonderful fellow."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:56 Kevin Kelly
10:56
Kevin Kelly: 
Bakula: "I had to pay my way into The Captains movie!"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:56 Kevin Kelly
10:57
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "Every little bit helps!"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:57 Kevin Kelly
10:58
Kevin Kelly: 
Bakula: "One time I was in a press line for an event, and I saw Bill Shatner down the line, and I thought 'Oh my god! I'm finally going to meet Bill!' and then he vanished. It was like he beamed out."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:58 Kevin Kelly
10:59
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "I wanted my meeting with each captain to be unique, so in that shot where you see us in the movie, that's actually the first time we've ever met."
Friday July 22, 2011 10:59 Kevin Kelly
10:59
Kevin Kelly: 
Bakula: "Shatner is the beginning and the end of this whole thing... and it's not over! As Chris Pine well knows! It's all because of him that we're all here!"
Friday July 22, 2011 10:59 Kevin Kelly
11:00
Kevin Kelly: 
Bakula: "But he's never said 'Well, you know, none of you would be around if I hadn't kicked ass back in the day.'"
Friday July 22, 2011 11:00 Kevin Kelly
11:01
Kevin Kelly: 
Bakula: "You know, I've done a bit of sci-fi in my life."
Friday July 22, 2011 11:01 Kevin Kelly
11:02
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner is talking about the Captains poster, and how much he loves it. The picture of the stars on the poster is from the Hubble telescope. "It's from something out there that we don't know. How little we know! What an attempt by our imagination in science fiction to attempt to know what might be out there. Everything you write in science fiction can be true... because we don't know what's out there!"
Friday July 22, 2011 11:02 Kevin Kelly
11:02
Kevin Kelly: 
Smith: "Sorry, that's still not as profound as what Avery Brooks said."
Friday July 22, 2011 11:02 Kevin Kelly
11:03
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Friday July 22, 2011 11:03 
11:03
Kevin Kelly: 
Now it's Q&A time, and the first person up asks about Social Media
Friday July 22, 2011 11:03 Kevin Kelly
11:04
Kevin Kelly: 
Brooks: "The only keyboard I'm comfortable behind is a piano."
Friday July 22, 2011 11:04 Kevin Kelly
11:04
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "I love it, but I don't know how to work it."
Friday July 22, 2011 11:04 Kevin Kelly
11:04
Kevin Kelly: 
Bakula: "Uh. I'm good."
Friday July 22, 2011 11:04 Kevin Kelly
11:05
Kevin Kelly: 
Next question, "So you told Picard in Generations 'Never let them take you out of the chair...'"
Friday July 22, 2011 11:05 Kevin Kelly
11:05
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "Or was that the toilet?"
Friday July 22, 2011 11:05 Kevin Kelly
11:06
Kevin Kelly: 
The question is about the Captains being able to "clean up things" based on their Captaincy. Bakula answers "Well, we had less technology. We only had phase pistols..."
Friday July 22, 2011 11:06 Kevin Kelly
11:07
Kevin Kelly: 
Next question: "Kevin Smith, if you were ever in a Star Trek movie... what alien would you be?"
Friday July 22, 2011 11:07 Kevin Kelly
11:07
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "Who cares?!"
Friday July 22, 2011 11:07 Kevin Kelly
11:07
Kevin Kelly: 
Smith: "Now hang on... this question may be my own personal Kobayashi Maru. The answer is: none. Because if they ever tried to send me into space I'd have to buy two seats."
Friday July 22, 2011 11:07 Kevin Kelly
11:08
Kevin Kelly: 
Shatner: "I'm developing a show called FANatics, and it's a show about conventions from the fan's point of view. It's about fans telling their stories and why you people come to conventions. Each one of you has a story."
Friday July 22, 2011 11:08 Kevin Kelly
11:10
Kevin Kelly: 
They're talking about what each one of them has taken away from their experience, and Bakula nails it with "Hope."
Friday July 22, 2011 11:10 Kevin Kelly
11:10
Kevin Kelly: 
Smith rolls a clip and intros it by saying "I think today we can call it Comic-KHAAAAAAAAAN!"
Friday July 22, 2011 11:10 Kevin Kelly
11:11
Kevin Kelly: 
It's a clip for The Long Khan. www.thelongkhan.com
Friday July 22, 2011 11:11 Kevin Kelly
11:11
Kevin Kelly: 
"One of the most powerful two seconds in film history."
Friday July 22, 2011 11:11 Kevin Kelly
11:12
Kevin Kelly: 
We're all yelling KHAAAAAAN IN UNISON WITH SHATNER!
Friday July 22, 2011 11:12 Kevin Kelly
11:13
Kevin Kelly: 
Okay, that might be one of the greatest moments of my life.
Friday July 22, 2011 11:13 Kevin Kelly
11:14
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Friday July 22, 2011 11:14 
11:14
Kevin Kelly: 
That's the panel, and we're now heading to talk to Shatner in private for a few minutes. Stay tuned for more later, and keep watching G4 for all the Comic-Con coverage!
Friday July 22, 2011 11:14 Kevin Kelly
11:16
 

 
 
 

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