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flyinroo 9/6/2012 5:06:10 AM

 I very much enjoyed The Captains documentary. That being said, Shatner had a tendency to over-insert himself into the answer of some of his own questions. I know he is quite egotistical, but he has this certain appeal that you just can't help but like. 

Also, when you watch The Captains, you'll see that Avery Brooks went where no one has gone before, and never quite came back. 

SmokingFrog77 9/6/2012 7:40:23 AM

Would love to see The Captains! I don't actually think Shatner is that egotistical, at least not these days. I think he's a ham though, and is very opinionated. A born entertainer. Brilliant man though, his album "Has Been" was a fascinating insight into his character and sense of humour.

goldeneyez 9/6/2012 8:05:03 AM

 Loved the Captains & also thought Avery Brooks cheese slid off his cracker... just a bit.

monkeyfoot 9/6/2012 8:42:47 AM

I love the Shat, too. I want to be as spry, youthful, creative, and adventurous as him when I'm in my 80s. I haven't seen The Captains but I'd like to. Is it only available on DVD? Is it streaming or running on cable? I met Brooks at a con and he seemed pretty normal there. The conversation went to people who look like celebrities and he laughed about being mistaken for former boxer Marvin Hagler.

redhairs99 9/6/2012 8:46:57 AM

Just a bit is an understatement, goldeneyez. Dude is straight up Coo-Coo for Coco Puffs!

The Captians was overall a very nice surprise. Great stuff the trip to the looney bin to visit Avery Brooks. Still, a good watch. The stuff with Patrick Stewart I thought was excellent.

You can watch it on Netflix.

doublec 9/6/2012 8:51:23 AM

 How is being a "ham" and "very opinionated" different from being egotistical? I think Shat gets away  with it to some extent because at least on some level he's in on the joke, that he understands this about himself and rolls with the puches he gets because of it. 

RobertTrate 9/6/2012 9:30:54 AM

 The Captains was on Netflix streaming... it may still be. Definetly on DVD

flyinroo 9/6/2012 11:02:34 AM

 When I wathed The Captains, it was streaming on Netflix...Just checked and it still is.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt that Shatner was the only person who could have interviewed them since he had the same experience with Star Trek as they did. He knows the right questions to ask and he knows what they went through and understands there answers on a personal level. 

Despite being egotistical, I agree completely with doublec that he gets away with it because he is "in on the joke." I really do like Shatner and though he is lampooned for is acting abilities (or lack there of) I really enjoy seeing him in whatever is working on. And I read some of his books as well and found him to be a decent writer to boot.

RobertTrate 9/6/2012 6:40:24 PM

 Both of his Star Trek books are great, if you have interest in the orginal series and films. 

jedibanner 9/9/2012 12:38:17 PM

Really liked the Captains but man...I was so disapointed because MY favorite Captain and ST series is Captain Sisko of DS9...I guess he is just very philosophycal right now.



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