What role has science fiction played in influencing humanity’s quest to reach for the stars and solve the mysteries of the universe? That is the central question in The Truth is in the Stars, a documentary that follows William Shatner, Star Trek’s original Captain Kirk, on a personal quest to discover the impact of Star Trek on space exploration, humanity and life itself.
Tapping into the brightest and most creative minds on the planet, William Shatner interviews such luminaries as Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth Macfarlane, David Suzuki, Chris Hadfield and Neil Turok – leading up to an intimate conversation with Professor Stephen Hawking in Cambridge, England.
Against the backdrop of NASA control rooms, Ivy League campuses, the U.S.S. Space Shuttle Enterprise and a Kentucky Horse Ranch, William Shatner takes a remarkable journey to find out if The Truth is in the Stars. $1 from each ticket goes to the United Way.