Laughing at Directors and More: William Shatner Looks Back on Making Star Trek

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Star Trek's 55th anniversary is this month, and accompanying that milestone is the just-released 4K Ultra HD Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection. And to help celebrate the occasion, IGN's own Star Trek aficionado Scott Collura interviewed William Shatner himself!

In this William Shatner interview, which you can watch at the top of the page or below, Shatner discusses the making of the first four Star Trek movies -- as well as Star Trek V, which he directed and is sure to be on the next 4K set. From the convoluted development of Star Trek: The Motion Picture to bringing Kirk into a middle-aged funk in The Wrath of Khan to shooting the famous "double dumb-ass on you" scene in The Voyage Home, the star reveals lots of fun behind-the-scenes tidbits from the beloved franchise.

As for the Blu-rays, Star Trek's 55th anniversary marks the first time that the original four Star Trek films are presented in not only 4K Ultra HD, but with Dolby Vision and HDR-10 as well. Each film -- Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek: III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek: IV: The Voyage Home -- comes packaged with "hours of previously released bonus content."

This content includes commentary, deleted scenes, storyboards, trailers, production videos like "Designing Khan" and interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, and more.

This Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection, which is available now, also comes packaged with standard Blu-rays and digital copies of each film. For those without 4K TVs or players, there is also a version that just includes the Blu-ray discs and digital copies.

James 10 ਮਿੰਟ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great interview but he is wrong about one thing. The sets were never taken down after TMP they used them all the way till they finished Generations.
John Tminustwentyminutes Mercier
John Tminustwentyminutes Mercier 2 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Gunsmoke killed classic Trek and you'll notice it has never been brought back or rebooted.
Barquero Juan Carlos
Barquero Juan Carlos 5 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Both Leonard Nimoy and Shatner had their own shows about the strange and paranormal. Why is that? Any events in their lives that cause the mutual interest?
James Tipton
James Tipton 8 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
TFF was terrible, but he’s very right about writers
Are Jay Cee
Are Jay Cee 9 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The guys a Legend. Captain Kirk was my hero as a kid . Great to see him looking so well.
Alec Jones
Alec Jones 11 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Would be nice to see William Shatner on red letter media
Free man
Free man 12 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
We can all use more William Shatner in our lives...thanks
Jester Waterwizard
Jester Waterwizard 14 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Awesome actor
Paul Wallis
Paul Wallis 15 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This is a really enjoyable interview with Bill Shatner. Scott, you enabled him to feel relaxed and fluent with intelligent, respectful and well-informed questions. Thank you! Bill Shatner is a force of nature and an inspiration.
Vicious Alien Klown World
Vicious Alien Klown World 15 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Captain Kirk for president!
William Ben Darby
William Ben Darby 17 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why the enterprise have no toilet paper? The klingons.
socalcraigster 20 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Patrick Stewart looks old.
CAP Bruh
CAP Bruh 21 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great interview. Thank you for this.
Jon Boz
Jon Boz 23 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My hero!
Nunya Business
Nunya Business 23 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
When you reach max level, you stop progressing.
Ryan Teacher
Ryan Teacher ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Shatner's wig looks amazing here.
peppermint oil capsule
peppermint oil capsule ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Shatner rockin' the blonde look again, just like back in '66! 👍 I love STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE! During the lounge scene, there's a flash of anger in Kirk's eyes when Spock says "Of Course, Captain". It's so tiny, many people might not even see it, but it's Shatner at his very best (in my opinion). My favourite Kirk moment in my favourite Trek film!
Jim Bosh
Jim Bosh ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Very enjoyable interview. Nicely done!
john barrett
john barrett ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The mans a legend. Can you imagine Sniffy Joe being interviewed on zoom age 90? Nah me either.
Alpár Szotyori
Alpár Szotyori ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm so happy Mr. Shatner is doing so many interviews lately!
Andrew Manzi
Andrew Manzi ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great interview, when Shat is on form he is hilarious.
GWDag ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Shatner looks incredible for his age!
Wayzor ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
As a group - there's no need to point out his age any longer. Have you seen the comments?
Tom Cross
Tom Cross ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Hey william, apologise to mike and rlm.
Cesar Conda
Cesar Conda ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
His looks don't impress me as much as his sharp mind and wit. He looks like he continues to have fun, which might be the key to the fountain of youth.
Ron Beau Phillips
Ron Beau Phillips ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That scene in STIV is at the intersection of Kearny and Pacific. The location of the Barbary coast
The Child
The Child ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Captain My Captain.
STEPHAN TODD ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He's the only one who likes V, lol.
leglessinoz 14 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He was one of the writers and he directed it. The basic story was rejected as an earlier film.
Harco Mou
Harco Mou 19 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Count me in. That's 2.
ValueOfNothing ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He's 90. Stop with the Star Trek already.
ValueOfNothing ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@telephotousa It's so predictable, exploitive, dumb, uniformed, disrespectful. It's everything wrong with our media today.
telephotousa ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why would he "stop with the Star Trek"? It made him a multimillionaire and a worldwide icon.
Reggie Damelo
Reggie Damelo ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Please next time talk about RICARDO MOLTALBAN and THE WRATH OF KHAN :)
J L ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
William Shatner is a year younger than Clint Eastwood. One is a known smoker and looks frail, the other…well is William Shatner.
Koby Barnes
Koby Barnes ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why isn't Mike Stoklasa of Redlettermedia conducting this interview.
Colm Morrissey
Colm Morrissey ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Shatner doesn’t book podcasts
Trollop 7
Trollop 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Scarlett Fire
Scarlett Fire ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
SPACE - What's Between Our Leaders Ears !
Torquemada ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Haha, Burnham and rebuild.
Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How old is this guy? Love William but Weird or What he looks,moves and sounds GREAT..all the best W.S.🐎
Trek Cannon
Trek Cannon 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He looks better now than in the episode The Deadly Years
Paul Icke
Paul Icke 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
We'll see shatner soon on the rampage in Halloween kills 😂
Gene a Wisea2
Gene a Wisea2 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
5 was the absolute worst followed by 3. 2 and 6 were the best.
The Scary Truth Catalyst
The Scary Truth Catalyst 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
In dreading the day when Shatner dies, this world will have lost an absolute treasure!
painkiller1968 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
9 people are Star Wars fans.
Antoni Martinez
Antoni Martinez ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Teri Anne Beauchamp
Teri Anne Beauchamp 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The best Captain of them all.
Brucifer Mephistopheles
Brucifer Mephistopheles 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Looks like the adrenalin hasn't worn off yet from "The Deadly Years"!
Ron Wade
Ron Wade 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Bill Shatner is now 90 years old, we expect some rambling.
leeswhimsy 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Always enjoyable, and he is the epitome of "Never Stop Learning"! He always finds something new to do and present to us!
olijadu 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
how is this guy 11years Joe Biden"s senior?? to date, this this the sharpest, younger looking 90 yr old ive ever seen. what is this man doing.
Wolfram Florian
Wolfram Florian 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great Interview. Bill Shatner is so under appreciated! He's a treasure.
MadBrit26 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can’t believe he’s 90 amazing, hope I’m like this lol
McGilicuddy 25
McGilicuddy 25 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Are we sure Shatner’s 90?? He looks fantastic! Did someone put down his birth year wrong on his birth certificate & he’s actually like 70 something! Holy schnikes!
Sharpo 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This man means so much to me. Thanks so much for sharing this great interview with the legendary William Shatner.
Rick A
Rick A 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
They burned the sets?? WTH.
M Jons
M Jons 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yeah, studios do that a lot I'm afraid. It's incredibly wasteful but the bean counters don't see it that way because all they care about are numbers.
James Fraley
James Fraley 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
We should all be so lucky to have those genes! He will likely see 120 at this pace.
Parallian 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He looks like around at the age of 60s
Robd1 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He looks better than Patrick Stewart!
bigwhopper6501 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He must have some Vulcan blood in him
Calinks 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Show me a 90 year old who looks better, you can't. Dude could be 60 and you would buy it. Other people who got close to 90 like Stan Lee could not hold a candle to this and Stan had lots of energy.
Blak Hole Gaming
Blak Hole Gaming 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
13:13 Whatever you do, do not drink that coffee Bill! Everyone willl moooooooooooove . ..... .............. ........slooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Koopa Clown
Koopa Clown 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
ytubeanon 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
13:46 "chautauqua" ah that word from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, highly recommended
Dylan Wolfram
Dylan Wolfram 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He looks amazing. He still looks 60/70
nemesis7884 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
hes gonna have a full set of hair at 90 ^^
Robd1 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Its sewed on tribble hair
Salvadore Berger
Salvadore Berger 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This dudes ego is bigger than his star power lol 🙄
Robd1 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tell him how great he was in his early broadway plays and he will be your best friend!
mcw68 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He should sell his Genes to Jeff Bezos, he'd make a fortune.
Evan MacG
Evan MacG 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Bill Shatner is an absolute legend. How is he 90? Insane.
Robd1 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He had lots of orion slave girls!
murphy kitty
murphy kitty 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
this is excellent, more of this.
Juan Reus
Juan Reus 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He almost dropped a tear talking about Leonard. It broke my heart
Mike H.
Mike H. 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
William Shatner.
Cody Stegemueller
Cody Stegemueller 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Denny Crane
Redrally 14 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Denny Crane
Vince Mazo
Vince Mazo 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He looks great and his mind is so sharp. Exceptional.
Daniel Luis
Daniel Luis 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
And witty too.
Bill Collins
Bill Collins 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Not only does he not look anything like 90, he does'nt sound anything like 90. He's still switched on and tuned in. Looks like Kirk will be around for a while yet ! 👍
Annika R
Annika R 12 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He'a Canadian. And a vegetarian.
ferociousgumby 17 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yes, it's not just his physical appearance, but his voice, his energy, his enthusiasm and unending zest for living.
SuperSpeedMonkey 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wow, looks like he's doing great.
Jared Ekelman
Jared Ekelman 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The Man, The Legend, William Shatner!
Dova 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Cant believe he is 90, he doesn't look it at all
Animal 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Denny Crane
4000Wiggins 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My Dad is 78 and he looks much older than Shatner.
Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Fun fact, Michael Myers original mask was actually a mold of William Shatners face
Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Cody Stegemueller Deadass tho
Cody Stegemueller
Cody Stegemueller 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
carlos conde
carlos conde 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yeah, they cut out eyelids. Bleached the face white, and then combed back the hair and sometimes dyed it. Awefullt creepy.
ANT-METAL 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Denny Crane!
Josh Mclovin
Josh Mclovin 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How about that time you got livid af cause they wouldn't let you play in the new star trek movies even though you're way too old to pull off Kirk now, thats a funny memory lol
randez626 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
His hand looks infected
Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Na, he's had work done on his face to still look young. His hands show his age
DHAIVAT (ALL CAPS) 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Forever will be my captain. They had so much potential with the quality of the crew and ideas they could have had applied. It's easy to say than to do but still breaks my heart.
Furry Donkey
Furry Donkey 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Burning the sets instead of selling them to the fans or collectors for charities that the cast love ... 🤔🤦
Robd1 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Joe Laton was just wasted space back then
Joe Laton
Joe Laton 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You have to remember, it was not super popular yet.
Wood 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
William Shatner is a vampire 🦇.
RobZoid 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Shatner was such an A..Hole with the whole redlettermedia thing.
Trollop 7
Trollop 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He knows what he's doing.
Jamin Shanti
Jamin Shanti 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He's trying to keep star trek alive while CBS is trying to kill it.
M Jons
M Jons 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm not sure that CBS are trying to kill it but they are certainly morphing it into something which goes completely against Gene Roddenberry's original ideas and plans for the Star Trek universe. CBS seem to want to make it appeal to the masses (who seem to be finding the new stuff forgettable popcorn TV) but at the same time are losing many of the original Star Trek fans. There's been some totally unsuitable people in charge of Star Trek for the past few years but you also need to look at those who hired them because they too are partly responsible for the mess that it's in right now.
Jamin Shanti
Jamin Shanti 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Joe Laton who?
Joe Laton
Joe Laton 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Just stop it.
Meaters 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He's 90 years old, yet he looks like he could go on for another decade or two.
Robd1 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Eat your heart out Picard!
Sandy Freyman
Sandy Freyman 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
And maybe he will be .
Knightfall182 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He better. He's the only icon that hasn't been ruined by the new Trek shlock,
Axel Stone
Axel Stone 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He’s probably the healthiest looking 90 year old I’ve ever seen
Darren O'Connor
Darren O'Connor 7 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yeah, he actually looks younger than Patrick Stewart, who played a Starfleet captain _twenty years_ after Shatner first played Kirk, and is a decade younger in real life.
Doctor RUSH.
Doctor RUSH. ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Bagus Pratama
Bagus Pratama 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Never seen someone at age 90 this fit.
Ben Wasserman
Ben Wasserman 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m really shocked that Shatner is 90. The man doesn’t look a day over 70- we sure he isn’t genetically half-Vulcan?
Eleglas 6 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He's had work done on his face but that obviously can't help with his mind, he's still as sharp as ever it seems.
Bartman954 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
While he's had cosmetic work done, he's always led a healthy and active lifestyle.
Caleb Lutz
Caleb Lutz 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Black Dynamite he looks like a 70 year old who had work done to look like he’s 50
Robd1 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Hes sharper and active than a person half his age
Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He's had work done you can tell. Not hating, just noticed it. Look at his hands. They tell the story
Ewan Callister
Ewan Callister 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
We all love William Shatner, even though he’s a bit of a monster.
Joseph Ocasio
Joseph Ocasio 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Damn, for 90, he looks like he’s still in his 50’s.
matto 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That's a stretch
ANT-METAL 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
70's. But yes, his appearance is holding up well for his actual age.
Ewan Callister
Ewan Callister 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How is that a 90 year old man!? He looks like he’s in his mid 60s. He’s been drinking the fountain of youth with Sam Jackson & Paul Rudd, or maybe they’re all Vampires.
Wood 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Put Angela Bassett in that list😊
bell kanen
bell kanen 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He looks 65 at youngest. But realistically he looks like a healthy 70 year old.
Dwayne Gretzky
Dwayne Gretzky 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Dude he speaks like he’s 65 or something
alex lazzerly
alex lazzerly 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The fact that he’s 90 years old and still looks 20 years younger is actually impressive.
Jason Wilson
Jason Wilson 23 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Compare him to Patrick Stewart who is 9 years younger....
78deathface 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My dad is 77 and Bill Shatner is dunking on him 😂
Jesse Hoffman
Jesse Hoffman 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Plastic surgery and lots of it
Jason o
Jason o 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Stem cell cocktails
Cerb _
Cerb _ 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Juan Munoz
Juan Munoz 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
He is a legendary person!
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