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How William Shatner Changed the World (2005)

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TV Movie | 90 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

William Shatner presents a light-hearted look at how the "Star Trek" TV series have influenced and inspired today's technologies, including: cell phones, medical imaging, computers and software, SETI, MP3 players and iPods, virtual reality...See moreWilliam Shatner presents a light-hearted look at how the "Star Trek" TV series have influenced and inspired today's technologies, including: cell phones, medical imaging, computers and software, SETI, MP3 players and iPods, virtual reality, and spaceship propulsion. Written by yortsnave See less
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William Shatner
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Jon Adler
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Martin Cooper
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Rob Haitani
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Yuri Gagarin
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Marc D. Rayman
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George Takei
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Mae C. Jemison
Herself - NASA Astronaut 1987-1993 (as Dr. Mae C. Jemison) Herself - NASA Astronaut 1987-1993 (as Dr. Mae C. Jemison)   See fewer
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Seth Shostak
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Bruce Damer
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Bill Gates
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Miguel Alcubierre
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D.C. Fontana
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Jonathan Frakes
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Walter Koenig
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Stephen Hawking
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Lawrence Krauss
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André Bormanis
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Kevin Warwick
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Lou Antonio
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Avery Brooks
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LeVar Burton
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Buster Crabbe
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James Doohan
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Jayne Heitmeyer
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