Shatner Upset Over Star Trek Exclusion


by | October 27, 2007 | Comments

It appears the friendly rivalry between
Leonard Nimoy
is going to extend beyond
Priceline commercials.
While Nimoy is reprising his role as Spock in the
Star Trek

reboot, Shatner has not been invited back to play Captain Kirk and he’s feeling
the sting of being the odd man out.

”I couldn’t believe it. I’m not in the movie at all,"
Shatner reportedly said on Thursday. "I thought, what a decision to make, since
it obviously is a decision not to make use of the popularity I have to ensure
the movie has good box office. It didn’t seem to be a wise business decision.”

Shatner met with Star Trek director
J.J. Abrams
several times to discuss the film, but ultimately nothing came out of it.

"Leonard, God bless his heart, is in, but not me," Shatner
said, ”Having been in on the creation of it, I was hoping to be in on the

details remain closely guarded for the eleventh Star Trek movie. Casting news, on the other hand, spills out from Paramount frequently, including

Zachary Quinto
as young Spock, and
Chris Pine
as lord of the Enterprise manor, Captain Kirk.

Star Trek
is scheduled for a Christmas 2008 release.


Associated Press

Tag Cloud

Hulu Paramount travel Reality cats Nat Geo Adult Swim psycho Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TCA YA 2017 SDCC First Look RT History TV Land BET Fantasy period drama LGBTQ Toys CBS All Access DC Comics HBO The Arrangement Superheroes social media Photos CMT Disney Channel Election vampires X-Men Bravo APB Ellie Kemper Musicals AMC Lifetime Holidays VICE Comedy Central Premiere Dates Extras ABC Family Summer Tomatazos Character Guide boxoffice DirecTV OWN Certified Fresh Polls and Games Nickelodeon Marathons FX 2016 comiccon Kids & Family Winter TV based on movie war technology GLAAD 45 Mystery biography Teen cooking MTV Box Office Sundance diversity Reality Competition Countdown Universal dramedy VH1 politics The CW Sneak Peek TIFF Fox News crime historical drama TNT Animation TV thriller romance PaleyFest History Netflix CBS harry potter zombie Logo crime thriller Masterpiece Star Wars FOX E3 docudrama Comic Book Thanksgiving Syfy Opinion Awards WGN 24 frames 2015 Comedy Country Super Bowl TCA 2017 Rom-Com TruTV Showtime ABC Trivia Starz cops Pop 007 Schedule PBS singing competition CNN ITV Sci-Fi IFC Cosplay sitcom binge Emmys crime drama Rock adventure Interview Watching Series transformers Amazon TLC Video Games supernatural DC Universe Warner Bros. Valentine's Day Food Network Disney GoT Grammys BBC America discovery Spring TV President Infographic SundanceTV Marvel Pirates Oscars Winners Tumblr cinemax GIFs Calendar police drama Star Trek NYCC Trailer Set visit A&E what to watch talk show BBC science fiction serial killer sports Horror Red Carpet Fall TV American Society of Cinematographers El Rey Rocky Biopics Martial Arts Dark Horse Comics Podcast E! Writers Guild of America Nominations Esquire Musical Mary Tyler Moore composers Lionsgate MSNBC Freeform Crackle Action Ghostbusters Year in Review ESPN Best and Worst NBC USA FXX Mindy Kaling TBS Drama TCM political drama Music aliens Cartoon Network