The Truth Is in the Stars

Synopsis: William Shatner sits down with scientists, innovators and celebrities to discuss how the optimism of "Star Trek" influenced multiple generations.
86 min



in time's own space,

there must be some

sweet pasture place

where creeks sing on,

and tall trees grow.

Some paradise

where horses go.

For the love that guides my pen,

I know that great

horses live again.

In the grand adventure of life,

there's nowhere I

feel more at home,

more at peace,

than with my horses.

The horse is a symbol

of human progress.

The unsung hero

whose power carried us

into the modern age,

plowing our fields,

building our cities.

It was on horseback

that we set out

to explore the world.

Beautiful boy.

The horses teach you

to live in the moment

and by some nonverbal way,

whether it's the way they look,

the way their body moves,

they're communicating.

What a sweetheart.

That's the first time

I've touched her.

Ah, a whole new thing.

How they feel, what they think.

And they're reading

you in the same way.

This is where the

horses are bred,

babies grown up and

they begin their life.

So the baby dives into life,

and I've been there

at that moment

when the baby looks around,

and I was the first

thing the baby saw.

I was brought to tears

by the experience

because it was

seeing a life form,

seeing the world

for the first time.

It's that connectivity

that fascinates me.

From the point of the stars,

the galaxies,

the star dust of

which we are made,

nature is magical

in its connection.

We're all connected

to the stars,

to the earth,

to the horses.

T-minus ten, nine,

eight, seven, six, five,

three, two, one, zero,

and lift off of the

Space Shuttle Atlantis

on a mission to build,

resupply, and to do research

on The International

Space Station.

Houston now controlling,

Atlantis begins its penultimate

journey to shore up.

The International Space Station.

We humans are

naturally born dreamers.

We have an innate curiosity

for the deep mysteries of life.

What is our reason for being?

What is out there?

Are we alone?

Dreams are at the intersection

of science fiction

and science fact.

They inspired the creators

of Star Trek, too.

Imagine a future three

centuries from now

where we have developed

the technology

and the know how

to explore and colonize

distant galaxies.

How much of that is fantasy?

How much will actually

come to pass,


how is it possible for

something like Star Trek

to illuminate a

path to the future?

My name is William Shatner

and this is a voyage

to probe the most brilliant

and creative minds

on the planet to find out if.

The Truth Is In The Stars.

More than a half a century ago,

I started traveling

through the stars

in the 23rd Century,

exploring the galaxies,

discovering new

worlds and alien life.

Yes, boldly going where

no one had gone before.

So, you would think that

as captain of the USS

Starship Enterprise,

that I would know

everything there is to know

about the mysteries

of the universe.

But so many of my questions

remain unanswered.

The vast expanse

of the universe,



stretching off into infinity.

How did it begin?

Where's it going?

How will it end?

Good evening,

ladies and gentlemen.

From the Meridian Room

in The Park Plaza Hotel

in New York City,

we bring you the

music of Ramon...

Science Fiction

has long been a part of

our entertainment culture.

When Orson Welles

frightened a nation in 1938

with his broadcast

of War of the Worlds

the imagined future was

dark and foreboding.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I have a grave

announcement to make.

Incredible as it may seem,

both the observations of science

and the evidence of our eyes

lead to the

inescapable assumption

that those strange beings

who landed in the Jersey

farmlands tonight

are the vanguard of

an invading army

from the planet Mars.

Bringing the news of the world

for millions of readers.

The Martian invasion

was all imagined,

but The Second World War

and The Cold War that followed

indoctrinated a sense of fear.

Here they are on

their way to school

on a beautiful spring day,

but no matter where they go

or what they do,

they aways try to

remember what to do

if the atom bomb

explodes right then.

It's a bomb, duck and cover!

But The Cold War

was about to take a new turn.

The race to space had begun.

And this generation

does not intend

to founder in the backwash

of the coming age of space.

The countdown is

once again underway

at Cape Canaveral,

in the attempt to launch

astronaut John Glenn

into orbit around the world.

For the eyes of the world

now look into space,

to the moon

and to the planets beyond,

and we have vowed

that we shall not

see it governed

by a hostile flag of conquest,

but by a banner of freedom

and peace.

We have vowed that we...

Sensing this renewed optimism,

a screenwriter by the

name of Gene Roddenberry

developed a concept

that would transform

science fiction.

Space, the final frontier.

When Star Trek

premiered in 1966,

it envisioned a promising

and hopeful future

where the world was

united in a peaceful quest

to explore the universe.

To boldly go where no

man has gone before.

Star Trek has fundamentally

altered the course of my life,

but I could never have guessed

how it could influence

so many other lives

and inspire people

to literally reach

for the stars.

Sulu, activate Tractor Beams.

Tractor Beams activated.

We have it, sir.

Try to bring it aboard

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