Monday, June 10, 2013

Movie Monday

So do documentaries count as movies?

Well, I think they should, so without further ado...

I recently watched The Captains, filmed and narrated by William Shatner. He interviewed all the actors, sort of including himself, who've played Star Trek captains--six in all:

William Shatner as the original James T. Kirk in the original series as well as most of the feature films
Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, captain of ST: The Next Generation
Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko, captain of ST: Deep Space Nine
Kate Mulgrew as Katherine Janeway, captain of ST: Voyager
Scott Bakula as Jonathan Archer, captain of ST: Enterprise
Chris Pine as James T. Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek film

For more info, go to the Wiki page.

It seemed a bit cheesy at first, but it was also interesting to get to know these actors on a more personal level. Unfortunately, not as much time was spent with Chris Pine as I would have liked... I'd started out rather ambivalent toward Chris, but after the interview, I developed a new appreciation for him as an actor. I'm still not overly fond of Kirk, no matter the actor, however.

My favorite captain has always been Benjamin Sisko from DS9, but after the interview, while impressed with his accomplishments, I was less than impressed with Avery Brooks the man. He just seemed airy fairy to me.

Kate Mulgrew, bless her heart, worked 12, 16, 20 hour days while raising two children on her own. Yikes!

Overall, I found it to be a worthy investment of my time.

Are you a Trekkie?

Who's your favorite captain??


Kay Kauffman said...

My favorite captain was Captain Janeway. I know a lot of people hated Voyager, but I loved it. And this sounds like a really neat movie! I'll have to add it to my must-watch list. :)

Chill N said...

My favorite captain on the list is Jean-Luc, but of course. However, my favorite captain ever is "Lucky Jack" Aubrey of Master and Commander.

Fun oost!

Chill N said...

Post ... That should read fun post. :-)

Unknown said...

I may have to check that out! My favorite captain is Jean-Luc Picard, but I don't dislike the others.