Saturday, September 17, 2011


Oh Captain, My Captain

Entertainment One has announced that the DVD of William Shatner’s Star Trek interview documentary The Captains will available on October 4.

Directed by Shatner, the film has the original Kirk interviewing his fellow Trek captains Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space 9), Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise), and Chris Pine (the recent Star Trek movie).

There was no word as to what, if any, extras would be included, or when this film, which was shot in HD, would be available on Blu-ray.

The DVD will retail for $19.98.

J.J. Abrams signs on to direct ‘Star Trek 2′

J.J. Abrams is ready to engage. EW has confirmed that the insatiable media multi-hyphenate has signed on to direct the sequel to his 2009 hit Star Trek. (Vulture first reported the story.) The first film’s screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are penning the screenplay with producer Damon Lindelof, and the main cast — including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto (pictured, right, with Abrams on the set of the 2009 Trek) — are all set to return. The untitled sequel was originally scheduled to come out June 2012, but the film has moved off of that date to give the writers enough time to polish the script.

Abrams’ first crack in the captain’s chair netted the reboot the highest-ever grosses for a Trek movie, pulling in $257 million domestically, and $385 million worldwide.

William Shatner Says “Star Wars Was Derivative of Star Trek” [Video]

William Shatner chimed in on the ever-popular discussion of which is better, Star Wars or Star Trek, in a video posted to his Youtube channel earlier today.

Star Trek had relationships, conflict among the relationships, stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions.” said Shatner. “Star Wars was special effects. It was ILM at it’s best. First of all, Star Wars is derivative of Star Trek, by what 10, 15, 20 years, something like that?” he added.

Shatner went on to discuss the special effects used in the Star Wars films, the original Star Trek films and JJ Abrams’ 2009 reboot.

Discussing the females in both franchises, Shatner said “Princess Leia, as beautiful as she was and as wonderful an actress as she [Carrie Fisher] is can’t compare to the marvelous heroines we had on Star Trek.”

“I’m not saying that’s just the only thing that makes Star Trek better than Star Wars. I’m saying the stories were better.” Shatner said.

“That would be the perfect union of Star Wars and Star Trek.” Shatner joked about a relationship between Captain Kirk and Princess Leia.

The complete Star Wars saga is set to be re-released tomorrow on Blu-Ray.

Watch the video embedded below.