LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--William Shatner, in partnership with BBC America, is bringing a new twist to the network’s Treksgiving 2014 airing on Friday, November 28th, starting at 8 am. The fan-favorite marathon, now in its fourth year, will feature several Star Trek-related documentaries, produced and directed by Shatner himself. BBC America will be running a Post-Thanksgiving marathon of the classic sci-fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Leading into the marathon will be a four-hour block of “Star Trek” documentaries, starring the legendary William Shatner.
The block kicks off with The Captains, the feature documentary in which Shatner travels the globe to interview all of the actors who have played the iconic role of Starship Captain: Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men), Avery Brooks (Hawk, Spenser for Hire), Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black), Scott Bakula (NCIS: New Orleans), and the most recent actor to sit in the Captain’s Chair, Chris Pine (Horrible Bosses 2).
Up next is William Shatner’s Get a Life!, an insightful and inspiring look into one of the most loyal and enduring fan bases. Filmed at Creation Entertainment’s annual Las Vegas Star Trek convention (bringing together over 20,000 fans from all over the world), Shatner discovers what is really behind their passion.
Then comes the BBC America premiere of two episodes of The Captains Close Up. Each episode provides an intimate and detailed look at the life and career of one of the captains; first up is a half-hour focusing on Shatner himself, followed by the episode devoted to Captain Jean Luc Picard, Sir Patrick Stewart.