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As he cruises around Los Angeles in a burgundy-colored Aston Martin DB8, Shatner (in the capable hands of director Julian Jones) introduces us to a wide variety of people whose bright, forward-thinking careers were inspired by Star Trek. Along with personal observations by Star Trek veterans George Takei ("Sulu"), Walter Koenig ("Chekov"), writer D.C. Fontana, and Next Generation alumnus Jonathan Frakes, these top scientists, inventors, and space explorers are combined with Shatner's lively narration and highly humorous editing of Star Trek film clips, archival footage, and expert testimonies to show how Star Trek's fiction has had a ripple effect on scientific fact. As a breezy primer on the cultural, technological, and scientific impact of Star Trek, How William Shatner Changed the World is more entertaining than purely educational, but it's still an excellent program for family viewing and classrooms alike, guaranteed to open bright, young minds to a dazzling universe of exciting possibilities. --Jeff Shannon
Great documentary on Star Trek. I recommend this to anyone interested in science fiction.Published 19 days ago by Nathan williams
it was ok but only ok. There was one that did bother me. That was the taking of the Lords name in vane. That one time it was said. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ronald Meeks
A must buy/own for any trekkie !!!!!!! Enough said !
A great show for sci-fi fans & geeks !
It explains how Gene Roddenberry inspired many of today's top scientists... Read more
It wasn't William Shatner. It was Star Trek that inspired invention and seems to be doing so today. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Nancy Price-Hobday
This has so many interesting tidbits in it about the influence of Trek and Shatner is such an obnoxious jewel. I love him!Published 13 months ago by E. Lawrence
this is realy about how star trek has changed the world. things that were on the show back in the 60's have become a realty now.Published 14 months ago by edward mcleod
only a jerk like Shatner would claim credit for the entire Star Trek legacy...as if a man named Roddenberry had nothing to do with it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Wikileaker
When my son, a fellow trekie, was a teen, I commented to him how the new cell phones were so like the communicators on Star Trek.Published 21 months ago by Elizabeth Stingo