William Shatner will Explore the Creation of Star Trek: TNG this August

I really didn’t like Star Trek: TNG when it first started…there I feel better for saying that.

Since the show went off air I’ve never revisited that first season as it always felt a little like it was standing a little too much in the shadow of the original. On saying it could just have been me, who was weaned on the original series spending  far too much of that first season constantly saying…’Why has no one bring karate chopped yet? Where the heck is my judo throw?’. Maybe some of you other Trekkies can tell me if it’s worth going back to season in the comments section.

Anyway I did warm to Picard and the rest the team..heck I even got used to that weird way Riker always leant his head to one side when he walked (what was that about?).

I was always intrigued in how the show got off the ground and whether the cast felt that weight of responsibility on their shoulders and it looks like now, thanks to Captain Kirk himself, I’m going to get some answers (but sadly still no judo throw).

4th July 2015 – Vision Films and Content Media have teamed together to release the highly anticipated documentary William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge in both the USA and UK simultaneously on August 1st and August 3rd 2015, respectively. The film will be available to rent or own on all major digital platforms, to follow an exclusive preview with Vimeo in July.

Writer, Director and 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, through the eyes of the writers, producers, actors and executives who were involved.

Uncovering the controversial creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge features interviews with the original cast: William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk), Patrick Stewart(Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), John de Lancie (Q), Denise Crosby(Lieutenant Tasha Yar), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and Diana Muldaur (Doctor Pulaski), as well as major players behind the camera who were involved with the production. Shatner takes viewers to the back lot ofParamount Studios, a mission control room at NASA, the theatre stage and the largest Star Trek convention in the world to reveal the never-before-told story of Chaos on the Bridge.  What emerges is a tale of power struggles, ego clashes, and most importantly, the legacy of the man behind the legend: Gene Roddenberry.

“Next year marks Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.” says Lise Romanoff, Managing Director / CEO of Vision Films, Inc.  “This insightful documentary is bound to strike a chord with both hardcore “Trekkies” and those who want to witness the ultimate creative forces of the production team behind this iconic sci-fi franchise at work.”

All sounds pretty cool with some interesting interviews lined up so looking forward to going where no…no, no, no I promised myself I wouldn’t do that.

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