Because there’s only one Captain James T. Kirk

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 25, 2008 in Star Trek |

Because there is only one Captain James T. Kirk: Bring Shat Back!

As usual is doing some great coverage of the upcoming Star Trek film. However sadly the news is bad for us fanboys who grew up with William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk. I think it’s crappy how they’ve treated Shatner who played such a huge role in making the series what it was:

Shatner: JJ Abrams Never Called Me Back

Newsweek: What’s the latest on the upcoming “Star Trek” movie remake that J.J. Abrams is doing? Have you been hearing from him at all?
Shatner: I know nothing. I had a meeting a couple times with J.J. Abrams, who actually came down one time to where we shoot “Boston Legal” to visit with me—and I don’t know what it was about. He never called back, and I’m not in the movie. I’m disappointed.

Newsweek: Were you offended?
Shatner: I would have liked to have been in the revival of “Star Trek.” More than that I’m fascinated by the business decision of not including that popular character and the actor who has a lot of popularity still, as opposed to anybody else in the cast who’s either unknown or not in the public eye particularly.

Newsweek: Why do you think you were left out?
Shatner: They, in all likelihood, couldn’t solve the storytelling problem and decided to ignore it.

…would it hurt so much to give the guy a five minute walk on role? WTF!

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