#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Canadian acting legend William Shatner takes viewers inside the creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the bold attempt in 1986 to recreate the success of the original television series, in which Shatner played Captain James T. Kirk. The documentary, directed, written and presented by Shatner reveals the drama, chaos and controversy behind the scenes as producers tried to make lighting strike twice. Not only were the beloved original characters of Kirk, Spock and McCoy excluded from the new series, the studio also attempted to block the involvement of the creator of the original series – Gene Roddenberry. Few believed it would work including those closest to the production. Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation went on to enormous success lasting seven seasons and spawning the multi-billion dollar Star Trek franchise, which continues to the present day. Now, more than 25 years later, William Shatner brings together the cast, crew and fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation to present an intimate look inside the development of a television series that became a benchmark for many of the high profile science fiction series that we enjoy today.
Plot: Canadian acting legend William Shatner takes viewers inside the creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the bold attempt in 1986 to recreate the success of the original television series, in which Shatner played Captain James T. Kirk.
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Rushed and overstyled but with a look nonetheless
This documentary rushes through separate lines spoken by former TNG actors, writers and directors, edited together to form a narrative of the creative and production problems behind TNG starting out.
To glue this narrative together and not just have people talking on screen, it is full of cartoon animation and animated photos too support the storyline of what the old crew is sharing.
The pace and production style of distraction makes it a little hard to follow, but if you’re a true TNG fan, you’ll still appreciate the back story of the first seasons of TNG and learn about a few interesting decisions that made TNG turn around and become a sustained success.
Not so Whack-a-doodle after all!
So, Gene Roddenberry was human!
Leave it to William Shatner to dredge all this up and confront the actors, producers, writers, and studio executives which he interviews in this film.
Somebody suggested that the music was inappropriate, however, since this movie was kind of made to look like it was based on a poker game which is totally appropriate for the next generation, the music is 100% spot on.
I remember when this show first aired, when I watched Encounter at Farpoint, I was thinking to myself that there was some kind of dichotomy, some kind of split going on within that episode.
The first part deals with exploring the new ship and showing its capabilities. The holodeck, the saucer separation. Gene had actually considered doing this in a possible fourth season of the original show, in the book “the making of Star Trek”, Gene talks about a holographic recreation area for crewmembers and also the fact that the original Enterprise saucer section was detachable, just like the “D”- so none of that was new to me- as a matter of fact I was thinking congratulations for finally getting to these things.
It was wholly ironic for William Shatner to produce and direct this documentary. When I was watching the first season of next generation, I just felt that there was something wrong. But I couldn’t put my finger on it. Until I watched this documentary, and now I understand and I can even in my mind go through the seasons and the episodes and identify what was probably happening based on what I have been told through this documentary.
And I also never realized that Tracy Tormé was the son of Mel Tormé- there is a great resemblance there. And Tracy is basically the one who thought up the Borg, originally they were going to be connected to the parasite-aliens from Conspiracy, but that never happened. But from the last two episodes of season one, we are set up for the possible invasion from somebody.
Some people have complained bitterly about this movie, feeling that it degrades Gene, but I don’t agree. This movie in no way changes how I feel about the man, he was the creator of Star Trek and he was always the great bird of the galaxy to me.
Except that I don’t agree at all with Maurice Hurley’s contention that Gene’s ideas about the future of mankind were “Whack-a-doodle”.
I actually thought some of Maurice’ episodes were fairly good. But now that I know that he was elevated to the show runner position above two veteran Star Trek writers, and that he really didn’t appreciate Gene’s vision? To me that explains everything that was wrong with the first two seasons. And it wasn’t Gene.
Now I always thought the second season was a huge step up from the first season especially from the start with Riker sporting a beard and Geordi being elevated to the engineer. Good ideas. And despite what is said about Dr. Pulaski, I liked her more than Dr. Crusher. Because she was caustic and acerbic just like bones. She was a female bones. I loved her character and I love the actress Diana Muldaur – except that in the documentary she kind of looked like how she looked in the episode “Unnatural Selection”. I wish they would have tapped her for the new Picard series.
Anyways this doesn’t make me hate the show or like it any less, this movie shines the light of truth onto something that we love, it explains a lot of things. And this could not have been done by anybody but William Shatner. God love William Shatner.
Also one thing is very clear, during the whole production of next generation where Gene was involved, he was ill the entire time. The show definitely took it’s toll on him, he wanted to retire, not make a new Star Trek show. But he did it, selflessly and at risk to his own health.
Original Language en
Runtime 59 min
Genre Documentary, Biography, History, Sci-Fi
Director William Shatner
Writer William Shatner
Actors William Shatner, D.C. Fontana, David Gerrold, Maurice Hurley
Country Canada, USA
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A