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The Truth is in the Stars
The Truth is in the Stars

The Truth is in the Stars  

Synopsis

The Truth is in the Stars follows William Shatner, Star Trek’s original Captain James T. Kirk, as he interviews famous innovators, celebrities and thought leaders and attempts to uncover just how influential his series was.

Do we as a society have the capacity to live up to Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision for humanity’s future?  That is the central question in The Truth is in the Stars, a documentary special in which the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, examines the impact of Star Trek on popular culture, human innovation, discovery and creativity.

The film’s narrative is driven by exclusive one-on-one interviews that Shatner conducts himself with famous and brilliant innovators, scientists, astronauts and celebrities as he attempts to uncover just how influential the groundbreaking series has been for the world’s greatest minds.

From the Star Trek exhibition at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York where the USS Enterprise is on display, to Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to the hallowed halls of Cambridge, in the  UK, Shatner takes us on a lyrical journey to find out whether art has imitated life in the years since the world-renown Star Trek television series premiered in 1966, envisioning a promising and more hopeful future for the world.

Interviewees include:

  • Ben Stiller 
  • Tracy Drain
  • Emily Lakdawalla
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Seth McFarlane
  • Michio Kaku
  • Dr Neil Turok
  • Mike Lazaridis
  • Jason Alexander
  • Chris Hadfield
  • Dr. David Suzuki
  • Professor Stephen Hawking 

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PRESS REVIEWS:

“William Shatner is the perfect host for this doc that explores the intersection of imagination and science… he never fails to entertain, amuse, and inform the audience”TREK MOVIE

“Must-see” TORONTO SUN


Genre: Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: Arts & Culture, Reality, Entertainment, Education, Documentary

Year of Production: 2016

Running Time: 1 x 90-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Available in 4K: Yes

Country: Canada

Production Company:A Ballinran Entertainment Production, Produced and Developed in Association with White Pine Pictures and Bell Media, Produced with the Participation of the Canada Media Fund and Rogers Documentary Fund