William Shatner Spanks J.J. Abrams Over New Star Trek MovieSep 19th, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: Internet TV, Strange, Video
One of the coolest things about new media is that it lets anybody publish content to the Internet and put it in front of the world.Â
That’s empowering for individuals and indie content producers, but it’s also empowering for people like William Shatner – who’s using YouTube to talk directly to his fans and explain why he isn’t in J.J. Abrams‘ new Star Trek movie.Â
In the video, Shatner basically calls Abrams a liarÂ and lets his fans know that he’s still very interested in playing Captain Kirk.Â
Abrams recently said that he couldn’t see bringing Shatner back because “his character died on screen,” adding “Maybe a smarter group of filmmakers could have figured out how to resolve that.”
Abrams is notorious for bringing characters from his television series back to life.