"To Boldly Go..." "Star Treks" Greats Sit Down for the Captains Summit on Blu-ray
May 28, 2009
The seventh disc of the Original Motion Picture Blu-ray Collection, The Captains Summit is a 70 minute round table discussion about everything Star Trek hosted by Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan). For this great bonus disc, they were able to get William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Jonathan Frakes and Patrick Stewart in one room to discuss their Star Trek experiences.
This was actually really fun to watch because sometimes with these round table discussions, they end up being very structured, but this wasn't the case with the Captains Summit. Even though Whoopi was hosting, she kind of just let the actors do their thing. This led to a lot of cracking on each other, Shatner interrupting people and Nimoy just laughing at everyone else. I got a really good laugh watching it which was really refreshing because for the most part, these were characters that were mainly serious, so when you get to see them making jokes and making fun of each other, it was very refreshing.
Though a lot of this first Captains Summit (I guess they plan to do more which I think is exciting) was mostly comedy, there were some great discussion on the impact Star Trek has had on all of these actors and how out of theses amazing shows, they really formed a family. There are also some great points where Whoopi talks about how she wanted to be on Star Trek and the reasons behind that. When I got Firefly on Blu-ray, it also came with a round table such as this one, but it was very short and not that fun. This really kept my interest throughout, and I got to learn some new things about the actors in the process. This round table Captains Summit gets a 5/5 for me.
This wraps up my review of the Star Trek: Original Motion Picture collection on Blu-ray. In my opinion, it's a decent set. Five of the six films look and sound stunning and there are some really fun special features along the way, but the collection is brought down by the fact that none of these films were the directors editions. The real perk of this set is The Captains Summit. If you are a huge Star Trek fan, this is a most likely a must by, but if not, I would wait until the re-release this set with the Directors Editions, 3/5 for the set.
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