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How William Shatner Changed the World
How William Shatner Changed the World
Actors: William Shatner, Ira Steven Behr, George Takei, Stephen Hawking, Colm Meaney
Director: Julian Jones
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 26min

Studio: Peace Arch Home Entertain Release Date: 04/10/2007


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Actors: William Shatner, Ira Steven Behr, George Takei, Stephen Hawking, Colm Meaney
Director: Julian Jones
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Documentary
Studio: Allumination
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/10/2007
Original Release Date: 11/13/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 11/13/2005
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Patricia F. (patticom) from RIVERVIEW, FL
Reviewed on 1/29/2008...
If you dislike William Shatner, this is definitely not the movie for you, as the title clearly indicates. However, if you are a fan of the man or Star Trek, or just bemused by the whole furor over the show, you will most likely enjoy it immensely. This documentary is another example of Shatner's too-oft hidden talent for comedy, as he pokes fun at himself and trek-mania while exploring some of the remarkable advances in technology that were either inspired by or exploited by the old Television series in the 1960s. My "trekkie" son and I laughed out loud throughout.

Movie Reviews

What a Great, Fun Show!
Geena | Metro Atlanta, GA | 01/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This show originally aired on The Discovery Channel. In it, William Shatner hosts an hour-long program about how the technology and ideas presented in classic Star Trek have affected both real-world technology and our ideas about what is possible in the future. Footage of the erstwhile Captain Kirk goofing on his own image (that guy has very possibly the BEST sense of humor about himself of any celebrity) is intercut with interviews and documentary-style footage (narrated by Shatner, of course) of real scientists and engineers (many of whom, you will be unsurprised to learn, were inspired as youngsters by the original Star Trek series). The result is an informative, funny and often inspiring view of what it REALLY means to live "in the future."

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.

Highly recommended."
How William Shatner Changed the World and I Change my Classr
Kendall S. Keane | Wichita, KS | 05/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The program, How William Shatner Changed the World is great. I have shown it to my Students in my Astronomy classes while we talk about space explortation and the future. I wanted my students to see how our facination with space has influenced our daily lives and how it affected our technology and it's change over time. All of my students were mesmerized and enthralled through the whole show. They loved it.

Thanks William Shatner,
Kendall Keane
Science Teacher
East High School
Wichita, KS"
Excellent Mix of Sci-Fi and Hard Science
Christopher T. Mancill | Fairfax, VA | 05/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary does an excellent job of showing how real-life scientists were inspired by inventions shown on Star Trek. Shatner is a delightful host, too, moving us swiftly and humorously between segments. I plan on using parts of this DVD when teaching my classes this fall."