Professor Stephen Hawking recalls his Star Trek cameo in clip from new documentary

The world-renowned physicist looks back on the success of A Brief History of Time in this new footage from Hawking

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There's no denying Professor Stephen Hawking has lived an extraordinary life. In his new documentary, Hawking, the physicist writes and narrates his experiences over the course of his 50-year career. 

The world-famous physicist – who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease half a century ago and given just two years to live – retells his path from boyhood under-achiever to renowned scientist, a journey that has seen him travel and work across the globe. 

Hawking will debut on 19 September at the Cambridge Film Festival, followed by a live Q&A with the professor. In the following clip from the film, the 71-year-old recalls the fame he achieved following the publication of his world record-breaking bestseller A Brief History of Time back in 1988. 

Hawking went on to appear on a string of chat shows – including interviews with Terry Wogan and Sir David Frost – and got the chance to guest-star on his favourite sci-fi series Star Trek. Listen to him narrate his experiences in the clip below...

Hawking is released in UK cinemas on 20 September. Professor Stephen Hawking will be taking part in a live Q&A after the Cambridge Film Festival screening which will be beamed live to cinemas across the UK. 

It's available to own on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download from 23 September.