The Truth Is In The Stars

The Truth Is In The Stars

Available on iTunes
Do we as a society have the capacity to live up to Star Trek's optimistic, inclusive vision for humanity's future? That is the central question in The Truth is In the Stars, a feature documentary in which the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, examines the impact of Star Trek on popular culture, human innovation, discovery and creativity. The film's narrative is driven by exclusive one-on-one interviews that Shatner conducts himself with famous and brilliant innovators, scientists, astronauts and celebrities as he attempts to uncover just how influential the groundbreaking series has been for the world's greatest minds. From the Star Trek exhibition at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York where the USS Enterprise is on display, to Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to the hallowed halls of Cambridge, in the UK, Shatner takes us on a lyrical journey to find out whether art has imitated life in the years since the world-renown Star Trek television series premiered in 1966, envisioning a promising and more hopeful future for the world. Interviewees include: Ben Stiller: Actor/comedian/filmmaker, Tracy Drain: Nasa Flight Engineer, Juno Mission, Emily Lakdawalla: Science writer and planetary geologist, The Planetary Society, Whoopi Goldberg: Actress, comedian, television host, Neil deGrasse Tyson: Astrophysicist, host of Cosmos, science communicator, Seth McFarlane: Television producer, filmmaker, actor. Creator of the TV series Family Guy, co-creator of the TV series American Dad! and producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Michio Kaku: Theoretical physicist, futurist, and populariser of science, Dr. Neil Turok: Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Mike Lazaridis: Founder of BlackBerry and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Jason Alexander: Actor/Comedian. Best known as George Costanza on Seinfeld, Chris Hadfield: Commander, International Space Station. First Canadian to walk in space. The videos he took while aboard the International Space Station have over 50 million views on YouTube, Dr. David Suzuki: Broadcast personality (CBC's The Nature of Things) and environmental activist, Stephen Hawking: Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author of A Brief History of Time.
Starring William Shatner, Stephen Hawking, Ben Stiller
Director Craig Thomson