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William ShatnerHaving sung with Taiwanese X Factor losers, learnt to speak fluent Esperanto, auctioned his kidney stone for charity and hosted his own paintball tournament, the legend that is William Shatner is yet again going where a more modest actor would never dare to go. He is heading behind the camera to direct a documentary about his favourite subject... himself. Brilliant.

Shatner is also set to be executive producer of the documentary entitled 'The Captains' which will focus on his early acting career and, in particular, his time starring as Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek TV series. Production is expected to begin next month for broadcast on Canada's Movie Central channel in winter 2011.

Find out more after the jump... William ShatnerHaving sung with Taiwanese X Factor losers, learnt to speak fluent Esperanto, auctioned his kidney stone for charity and hosted his own paintball tournament, the legend that is William Shatner is yet again going where a more modest actor would never dare to go. He is heading behind the camera to direct a documentary about his favourite subject... himself. Brilliant.

Shatner is also set to be executive producer of the documentary entitled 'The Captains' which will focus on his early acting career and, in particular, his time starring as Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek TV series. Production is expected to begin next month for broadcast on Canada's Movie Central channel in winter 2011.

The veteran actor, also known for his roles in Boston Legal and TJ Hooker, revealed his involvement in the project on Tuesday, as he accepted a lifetime achievement award at the Banff World Television Festival in Alberta, Canada. Shatner returns to US mainstream TV in the autumn as a cantankerous father in the sitcom '$#*! My Dad Says', a series based on a popular Twitter feed (don't read it if you hate swearing).

Of course, there is no one finer to direct a movie about Shatner than Shatner himself. Neither is this the first time Shatner has appeared in a Shatner production - he directed, wrote, produced and starred (and possibly sung the theme tune, we've not seen it yet) in terrible straight-to-DVD alien abduction sci-fi flick, Groom Lake in 2002. While he also co-wrote and narrated the tongue-in-cheek 'How William Shatner Changed The World'. Well, we thought it was tongue in cheek...