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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
Top Customer Reviews
It's good to be reminded that the lives we live now used to be someone else's future, and the future we look forward to is a place where people are going to live.
Thanks William Shatner,
East High School
A great show for sci-fi fans & geeks !
It explains how Gene Roddenberry inspired many of today's top scientists
and improved our lives today through a TV series that was meant to entertain
as well as ask social questions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting concepts and not too far off from the truth. Shatner was the man!Published 6 months ago by Gary C. Pike
William Shatner is an amazing actor. He has played many different characters each being unique and performed perfectly. Read morePublished 6 months ago by alecia
Funny, informative, and good for showing kids what they take for granted..Published 9 months ago by C. Sawyer
Great documentary on Star Trek. I recommend this to anyone interested in science fiction.Published 16 months 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 18 months ago by Ronald Meeks
This has so many interesting tidbits in it about the influence of Trek and Shatner is such an obnoxious jewel. I love him!Published on February 21, 2014 by E. Lawrence