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The moment William Shatner signed on to play one of the most beloved figures in television and film history, Captain James Tiberius Kirk, his life changed forever. He loved and adored by millions of people, but his most loyal fanbase is definitely the Trekkie! He continues to stay involved with the Trek world doing varies things which include the awesome 5 part series he wrote and directed for Epix called The Captains Close up that tied into the 2011 documentary The Captains.

He pretty much interviewed and profiled actors who played Starfleet captains in the original Star Trek and the current films and whatnot. It has been released on DVD and is the perfect DVD for all the Trekkies out there who love William Shatner and would love to spend time listening to other Starfleet captains talk about their experiences. It stars off with Shatner himself and showcases a lot about him, then his part in the film closes out with current Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, appearing and they share questions. The rest of it has Shatner interviewing Patrick Stewart,Avery BrooksKate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula.

Throughout each interview episode, the interviewed captains talk about their lives before Star Trek and during. This entire DVD is the perfect thing to get if you’ve become a current Trekkie thanks to 2009’s Star Trek and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, each directed by J.J. Abrams, so you can see interviews and slowly add on to your obsession by watching all the past Star Trek!

With Christmas slowly approaching, it might be time to think of the Trekkie in your life and get this DVD!




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Karin Abcarians is an advocate for geek girls everywhere. She runs the REAL GEEK GIRLS and REAL GEEK MOMS features. She's a writer, movie buff, and loves about 45 million shows. She's Captain America's biggest fan. Her alter-ego is BatKarin. Also, she loves Leonardo DiCaprio more than you do.