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50 Years of Star Trek (2016)

50 Years of Star Trek (2016)

A wonderful documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. 50 Years of Star Trek (2016) Cast: Interviews with Leonard Nimoy, Michelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Whoopi Goldberg, D.C. Fontana, Ronald D. Moore & others Studio: A & E History Channel/ Lionsgate (11/1/16) Director: Ian Roumain Video: 1.78:1 for 16:9 screens, color Audio: English, English SDH, DD 2.0 Length: 85 min. Rating: ****1/2 A delightful documentary on would-you-believe 50 years since the first Star Trek series debuted on national TV in 1966. Included is the last interview with Leonard Nimoy – who played the famous Spock – before his recent death. It covers both the various TV series and the many feature films and promotes again the fact that Star Trek was saved by Lucille Ball because she really liked it. Some of the episodes of the various series are titled wrongly, but no matter. The Wrath of Khan is considered the best of the earlier feature films, and the Deep Space Nine TV series was darker than the general Star Treks, but kept up the positive outlook on life in the future, which most sci-fi films portray as total chaos (Mad Max and Blade Runner are mentioned). (DP9 was also […]