Star Trek The True Story Opening Title

First broadcast on the Discovery Channel in the USA on 5 January, 2013, thus was the 29th episode in the "The True Story" documentary series.

It was also broadcast in the UK by Channel 5 on 9 May, 2013 and by Arte, in France, on 9 September 2016.

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Building Star Trek

The Smithsonian's recent documentary about the restoration work on the original USS Enterprise model also tells the story of Star Trek and the show’s impact on real life science and technology.

If you're at all interested in Star Trek, this is a documentary worth your time. It's even better than the History Channel's recent "…

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50 Years of Star Trek DVD

To celebrate Star Trek's 50th Anniversary, a new documentary called 50 Years of Star Trek will be released on November 1st. This seems to be a DVD release only (no Blu-Ray), though that may change closer to the release date. The documentary was first broadcast on the History Channel on August 12.

It includes the …

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Chaos On The Bridge

Last week, I posted about William Shatner's The Captains documentary being up on Netflix.

I found another documentary created by Shatner on Netflix, which is definitely worth watching, especially if you're a Next Gen fan - Chaos On The Bridge. It appears to be available in most Netflix regions.

Chaos runs for just under …

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Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner on set in Star Trek

Here are some vintage interviews with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy from the mid to late 1960s, during the period when The Original Series was still being filmed. Shatner's costume in the first video suggests the interview took place during shooting on the What Are Little Girls Made Of? episode.

This next interview has the …

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William Shatner's Star Trek Memories

Hailing from 20 years ago - 1995 - is William Shatner's "Star Trek Memories" Documentary which features cast members reminiscing about the making of the series and the films and giving their opinions on why the series has been so successful.

Charting Star Trek's beginnings to the demise of the TV series in …

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The Galileo Shuttlecraft on Taurus II

In order to cut production costs on the Star Trek series, the transporter was devised as a way to get ship personnel from the Enterprise and onto a planet without the need for a lot of special effects. It also moved stories along. But there were occasions when another form of conveyance was shown - …

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William Shatner Interviews Leonard Nimoy on Raw Nerve

Back in 2008, William Shatner started another venture: his Raw Nerve series where he interviewed various personalities. This wasn't like the light interviews you get on late-night talk shows in the USA, but featured probing questions whose answers provided great insight into the characters and motivations of the person being interviewed.

On January 6th, 2009, …

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Star Trek Auction 2006

When the buzz about what would replace DVDs was happening, two formats were vying for consumer acceptance - HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. HD-DVD had a lot going for it - it was region-free, backed by Microsoft and worked out-of-the-box. Blu-Ray was backed by Sony and didn't work out-of-the-box. It went through several profile changes before it …

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