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The Truth Is in the Stars (2017)

William Shatner sits down with scientists, innovators and celebrities to discuss how the optimism of "Star Trek" influenced multiple generations.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Himself - Host
Ben Stiller ... Himself - Actor & Filmmaker
Tracy Drain Tracy Drain ... Herself - NASA Flight Engineer, Juno Mission
Emily Lakdawalla Emily Lakdawalla ... Herself - Science Writer & Planetary Geologist
Meghan Duffy Meghan Duffy ... Meghan Duffy
Gene Roddenberry ... Himself - Writer & Producer (archive footage)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself - Actor & Television Personality
Neil deGrasse Tyson ... Himself - Astrophysicist
Seth MacFarlane ... Himself - Film & Television Producer
Michio Kaku ... Himself - Theoretical Physicist & Futurist
Neil Turok Neil Turok ... Himself - Cosmologist
Mike Lazaridis Mike Lazaridis ... Himself - Founder, Perimeter Institute
Jason Alexander ... Himself - Actor & Director
Chris Hadfield ... Himself - Commander, ISS
David Suzuki David Suzuki ... Himself - Scientist, Environmentalist & Broadcaster
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William Shatner sits down with scientists, innovators and celebrities to discuss how the optimism of "Star Trek" influenced multiple generations.

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William Shatner: We humans are naturally born dreamers. We have an innate curiosity for the deep mysteries of life.
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Journey of sincere personal discovery
7 October 2017 | by teemu-55735See all my reviews

Although perplexed at first and somewhat sluggish, this personal journey to discovery showed a genuine desire to learn and understand by William Shatner, aka Captain Kirk. He was sincere and open minded, like a child finally getting to the real questions, and getting deep answers. What a wonderful piece. Some of my favourite people were interviewed in this one, too.

For example, I really liked this quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson: "In the 1960s, we had a Cold War with the Soviet Union, and a hot war in Southeast Asia, and the civil rights movement, and here's Star Trek portraying Earth where all the countries of the world were at peace.

Who makes tomorrow come, if not the dreamers and the scientists and the technologists who enable it?

So, this is an occasion to not feel separate from life, but to feel one."

What I came away with, was that humanity fundamentally needs dreamers, and an optimistic view of the future.


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