How William Shatner Changed the World

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How William Shatner Changed the World is a 2005 two-hour television documentary, commissioned by Discovery Channel Canada and co-produced for History Channel in the United States and Channel Five in the United Kingdom. Hosted and narrated by William... read more

How William Shatner Changed the World is a 2005 two-hour television documentary, commissioned by Discovery Channel Canada and co-produced for History Channel in the United States and Channel Five in the United Kingdom. Hosted and narrated by William Shatner, known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk, and based on his book, I'm Working on That, the show focuses on technological advancements and people in the real world that were inspired by the Star Trek phenomenon.

Original Release

11/13/2005

US Release

11/13/2005

Cast

William Shatner Himself - Host / Narrator / Self - Host
George Takei Himself / Self
Jonathan Frakes Himself / Self
Walter Koenig Himself (archive footage) / Self
Jon Adler Self - Stanford University School of Medicine
Martin Cooper Self - Inventor, Cell Phone
Rob Haitani Self - Product Designer, Palm One
Yuri Gagarin Self - Soviet Cosmonaut
Marc D. Rayman Self - Chief Engineer, NASA, JPL
Mae C. Jemison Self - NASA Astronaut 1987-1993 / Herself
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Julian Jones

Writers

Alan Handel, Julian Jones, William Shatner, Chip Walter

Cast

William Shatner Himself - Host / Narrator / Self - Host
George Takei Himself / Self
Jonathan Frakes Himself / Self
Walter Koenig Himself (archive footage) / Self
Jon Adler Self - Stanford University School of Medicine
Martin Cooper Self - Inventor, Cell Phone
Rob Haitani Self - Product Designer, Palm One
Yuri Gagarin Self - Soviet Cosmonaut
Marc D. Rayman Self - Chief Engineer, NASA, JPL
Mae C. Jemison Self - NASA Astronaut 1987-1993 / Herself
Seth Shostak Self - SETI Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence
Bruce Damer Himself / Self
Bill Gates Self
Miguel Alcubierre Self - National University of Mexico
D.C. Fontana Self - Writer, Star Trek 1966-1969 / Herself
Steve Perlman Self - President, MOVA
Stephen Hawking Self - Scientific Genius
Lawrence Krauss Self - Case Western Reserve University
André Bormanis Self - Star Trek Science Consultant
Kevin Warwick Self - Dept. of Cybernetics, Reading University UK

Producers

Malcolm Clark Executive Producer
Alan Handel Executive Producer
Susan Werbe Executive Producer

Editors

Howard Goldberg

2006 Emmy Outstanding Nonfiction Special Nominated
2006 Emmy Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated
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