The Captains Close Up Press Release
*****For Immediate Release*****
EPIX ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF WILLIAM SHATNER’S NEW STAR TREK THEMED MINI-SERIES, THE CAPTAINS CLOSE UP ON MAY 16TH
AS PART OF EPIX’ “TREKKIE FEST”
LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 13, 2013 — Premium network EPIX has announced the premiere of William Shatner’s new Star Trek themed mini-series, The Captains Close Up on May 16th. The premiere is part of EPIX’ “Trekkie Fest,” an entire night of programming related to Paramount’s latest Star Trek Into Darkness, opening on May 16th. Also screening on EPIX will be Shatner’s feature documentary on the world of Star Trek fandom; William Shatner’s Get a Life.
The Captains Close Up is a five-episode miniseries, directed by and featuring William Shatner. Each episode focuses on one of the Captains of Star Trek:Sir Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks and of course, William Shatner, himself. Chris Pine, the newest Enterprise Captain, turns the tables to interview the original Captain of the Enterprise, William Shatner, and the two “Captain James T. Kirks” compare notes about love, life and family.
William Shatner speaks with each of the Captains of the Starship USS Enterprise for an up close interview of their life after Star Trek. Each half-hour is an intimate portrayal of these talented actors and includes interviews from the biggest names in the world of Star Trek including; Jonathan Frakes, Walter Koenig, Michael Dorn, Rene Auberjonois, Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Robert Beltran, Ron Moore, Terry Farrell, Nana Visitor and Ira Steven Behr, to name a few.
The Captains Close Up miniseries is the 9th production with William Shatner from 455 Films and Love Lake Productions in association with Le Big Boss Productions. Shatner also serves as producer, along with Kevin Layne and David Zappone. Joseph Kornbrodt and Helene Layne serve as associate producers. Premium network EPIX is owned by Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM.
WHAT: Premiere of William Shatner’s new Star Trek themed mini-series, The Captains Close Up
WHEN: Beginning at 8:00 PM ET, May 16, 2013
8pm ET – The Captains Close-Up: William Shatner
8:30 PM ET – The Captains Close-Up: Patrick Stewart
9:00 PM ET – The Captains Close-Up: Avery Brooks
9:30 PM ET – The Captains Close-Up: Kate Mulgrew
10:00 PM ET – The Captains Close-Up: Scott Bakula
12:00 AM ET – William Shatner’s Get a Life!
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