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Article: William Shatner may be returning as Kirk.

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    #2
     –  Last edited by aceman67; Thu 08 Feb, 2018 9:29 AM.
    No. Just no.

    Please, in the name of the Great Bird of the Galaxy, please keep that man and his ego away from Trek.

    I lost all respect for Shatner when he walked out on James Doohan's last convention appearance before he died, saying "I don’t want to do this and I really don’t want to deal with all this Alzheimer’s crap.". (https://trekmovie.com/2010/12/09/geo...-farewell-con/)
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    I agree with Aceman67, I cannot stand Shatner anymore. I followed him on twitter for years and you see he really is the ass**** everyone said he was.

    He tried to get involved with the first JJ movie with Nimoy, and they were not interested.
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    Shatner Kirk is dead. I like Chris Pine's Kirk. Shatner can go climb his mountain and stay there. Smile
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    I will never forget that picture that Adster got at one of the conventions with Shatner just looking miserable on a chair.
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    #6
    Ah yes, I used to idolise him... but then I found out how, well bluntly narcissistic and attention-grabbing he was. It broke my heart. Even though my respect for him is completely gone I would still like to see him or a CGI version of him 50 years back, face to face with Chris Pine.
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    #7
    I went to see him appear at a convention around the time Generations came out. This was before the days of paid signings and such. It was held in an old gymnasium/small arena and he was the only guest. Since I was in the upper level of seats, I just stood at the entrance to the side stairs. I had a great view of the parking lot through the stairway windows. I watched a limo arrive and as I suspected it was his.

    I saw him get out of the limo with a scowl. Soon, he was on stage for his appearance. He must have been contracted for an hour because he pretty much stopped in the middle of a story at precisely one hour. The most fascinating part was watching him approach the stairway as he was leaving. He was all smiles as he disappeared under the stairs I was standing near, only to emerge with the scowl back on the face and he was driven off.

    It was a bit disheartening to see that the smiles and fan interaction and friendliness was seemingly an act. That being said, I guess it's hard for our idols to live up to our expectations. Plus we don't know what they have going on in their real lives. The stars don't have to do the appearances, so regardless of reasons why they do it, I guess we should be appreciative and thankful they show up. I always did enjoy his Kirk. Especially Wrath of Khan.

    As for the talk of him making an appearance in a new movie or whatever, If they bring him back in a way that makes sense, I'm not opposed to it, especially if the VR/CG can make him look realistic. I just don't want it done in a haphazard way and done for the sake of doing it. We'll see what comes of it.
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    #9
    I often used to believe that Shatner was an idiot but that his portrayal of the great Captain Kirk was the best at the time. Then, the Trek gods made Chris Pine and we were gifted the next generation of Kirk and Spock.
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    #10
    I'm strangely ambivalent about this. I mean, I love "Kirk" because I've read enough books with that character. Meanwhile, I'm old enough to think that the character is Shatner.
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    #11
    I do not think it is a good idea at all to bring William Shatner back as James Kirk. That's only fan service for the TOS/TMP generation audience. And he is on numerous occasion to be said to be not cool at all. And even if he's in the movie, what would he bring to the table except cowboy diplomacy?!

    I would rather very much see Nichelle Nichols again as Uhura and make her head of Starfleet Intelligence (or some other important function in the Federation) and is teamed up with Patrick Steward's Jean-Luc Picard (who was also reported to have an interested in a Star Trek movie directed by Tarantino) and make them touch the fallout after the destruction of prime timeline Romulus before by accident or spore driven tech they make an appearance in the Kelvin timeline and meet Chris Pine's Kirk and co to have then an adventure inside the Galactic Barrier.
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    That is a really good idea Seetherius! I really like it.
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    Hell no not the Shatner just no, bloted ego and a narcist to boot.

    Pine is kirk now lets keep it that way!!!
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    Says it ALL right there
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    #15
    Shatner's already had his time, while I didn't like pine's Kirk at first, the comics did a pretty good job developing his character to me and I liked Pine's kirk in Beyond.