^^^ I think if such a project were undertaken while Shatner was still alive, it would likely ensure a higher level of accuracy and quality, particularly if he were directly involved. If not, then anything could happen.
Another pair of good examples in recent memory, was "Too Big to Fail" and "Game Change". Again, taking more of the "Pirates" path, bringing in some bigger name actors to deliver relatively decent and well-paced dramas based on particular major events. I think it could work, if properly written and executed. Again, Shatner's books are full of such comprehensive and detailed information, the challenge would be more focused on picking the major things and getting them to flow properly rather than writing new things collected from disparate sources. The hard work has already really been done by the man himself.