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William Shatner says he’d come back as Kirk under one (understandable) term

September 10th, 2018 by Marc Comments

While Chris Pine did a solid job as Kirk in the JJ Abrams movies – I know, I know, you don’t all agree – there’s only ever really going to be one Kirk and that’s the one, the only, William Shatner.

Now the actor is releasing a new collection of his memoires and has been talking about the past, the present and the future of the other big sci-fi franchise.

First up, the actor talks about regrets and how one of them is letting Kirk die in Star Trek: Generations: “I didn’t think I had any choice in the matter,” the actor laments.

“Paramount had decided that the ceiling that they could reach in our box office had been reached and they thought that by putting in the Next Generation cast, that they would reach a higher box office. That decision had been made. It was either I was going to appear and die, or they were going to say he died. So, I chose the more practical of the two.”

With Patrick Stewart bringing Jean-Luc Picard back in the next few years, which shatner is on record as saying he’s happy about for Stewart, many believe he’s done with Star Trek, however the actor seems keen to return… if it’s for the right reasons: “If they can find a way of writing a 50 years older captain and it was meaningful and had something to do with the plot, I would jump at the chance.”

So, what say you all? In a time of alternate time-lines, new shows and revisited universes, is there room for William Shatner to return? Hey, there’s ALWAYS room for Shatner, ok?

Let us know your thoughts, gang…

Source: Trekmovie

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….