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VHS release
No. of tapes: 1
Director: Michael Mahler
Release date: 1 January 1998
Rating(s): Not Rated
Reference: ASIN 6303944736
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William Shatner's Star Trek Memories is a documentary released on VHS in 1995 in which iconic actor William Shatner reflects on the "twenty-five thrilling years" he spent as part of the Star Trek universe. The documentary featured interviews with Shatner's fellow Star Trek cast mates as well as various behind-the-scenes crew members. The video was presented by ZM Productions, in association with Paramount Pictures, and released by Paramount Home Video.

The documentary was also released in the UK in the Star Trek: The Original Series - Tricorder Pack on 3 June 1996. The US edition was rereleased on 1 January 1998. CBS also aired an abridged version of the special under the title Star Trek: A Captain's Log in 1995, which also featured a brief look at Star Trek Generations.

Summary

From the US cover sleeve
As James T. Kirk, the intrepid captain of the Starship Enterprise, William Shatner was at the forefront of the world's most popular sci-fi series. Now, for the first time, Shatner shares his personal remembrances of the original TV series and the Star Trek phenomenon.
Joining him are original crew members Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, and Walter Koenig. You'll hear the never-before-told stories behind Star Trek. How the fans rallied to save the show after it was canceled. How Chekov's look was styled after The Monkees' Davy Jones. Why the ship's chief engineer was Scottish, the origin of the Vulcan hand-salute, and much more.
William Shatner's Star Trek Memories is the behind-the-scenes story of a classic series that lived long and prospered, hosted by the man who captained its amazing journey.

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