Despite being snubbed by J.J. Abrams and left out of his Star Trek reboot, William Shatner is still eager to maintain his association with Star Trek and a connection to its rabid fanbase. The original Captain Kirk is putting together a documentary called The Captains, in which he interviews and hangs out with all of the people who have played starship captains over the years including Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Scott Bakula and yes, Chris Pine, seen above participating in an arm wrestling match with Shatner. The movie will make its world premiere at the San Diego Comic Con next month and will air online via Epix, who will also broadcast a live Q&A immediately following the film moderated by Kevin Smith.
It will all be a part of something called Shatnerpalooza, a week long a celebration of the Shatman’s film and television work. They’ve released a short trailer online for the film, and while I don’t expect it to be much more than an vanity project for Shatner, I’m still curious. I did enjoy the Captain’s Summit roundtable that was included as part of the Star Trek Motion Picture Collection on Blu-ray. The Captains premieres on Fri. July 22nd at 8 pm EDT; check out the trailer after the jump.