Synopsis by Sarah Sloboda
William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy reveal the realities behind the successful duration of the science fiction entertainment phenomenon Star Trek in the documentary Mind Meld. They played Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock on Star Trek on television from 1966 to 1969, and in films during the 1970s and 1980s. Produced to promote the William Shatner website updates, the video involves the two friends co-interviewing one another, and sharing the real-life experiences that were shadowed by their fame on the show. While the show's popularity and critical attention earned them stereotypes as the characters they portrayed, Mind Meld presents the effects of Star Trek on their lives. As well as personal issues like alcoholism, love, and marriage, the actors share the on-set dynamics -- conflicts and all -- and the influences these had on their involvement on the show and in their lives. Set in the backyard of Nimoy's home, the film provides a genuine glimpse of the lives of the stars shadowed by the roles that defined their public personas, and the mutual experience that binds them as friends.
actor, behind-the-scenes, friendship, movie-star, pop-culture, science-fiction