William Shatner Spanks J.J. Abrams Over New Star Trek Movie

Sep 19th, 2008 | By | 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. 

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. 

In the video, Shatner basically calls Abrams a liar and lets his fans know that he’s still very interested in playing Captain Kirk. 

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.

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2 Responses to “William Shatner Spanks J.J. Abrams Over New Star Trek Movie”

  1. [...] used by many people for many different reasons. Can honestly say it was a first this morning (credit James) seeing someone like William Shatner — it’s Captain Kirk, man! — using it to tell [...]

  2. Carl says:

    Well as I have been reading some of the letters and blogs, and as any of you that have seen my letters on so many web sights know I did not like this film. As I’ve been called I have to admit there is some proof to the fact that I’m an old die hard STICK IN THE MUD fan of Star Trek. The biggest problem I’ve got with the film is that it completely goes against Star Trek canon. As some people agree with me, some do not. So I think we both can come up with a solution that will appease both new fans of this film and us die hard STICK IN THE MUDS. We die hards cant do it alone so we need you new fans help and the best part about it is any of you that don’t know anything about Star Trek shouldn’t notice a thing anyway.
    I purpose introducing characters that are not considered canon but are still known to us old STICK IN THE MUDS. As well as some we didn’t get to know real well and for those of you that don’t know what I mean here some names to help you out.

    ROBERT APRIL he was suppose to be the Enterprises first Captain before Pike and was the only character ever played by Gene Rodenberry himself

    AREX he was a navigator in the animated Star Trek and had six limbs. With new C.G.I. he could be created vary easily

    WILL DECKER he was killed in the first movie but was suppose to be in the second T.V. show witch never happened.

    ILIA also killed in the first movie

    M’RESS also from the animated Star Trek she was of a cat like race easy to create now

    I feel a letter writing campaign would help with this and then maybe you new fan and us old STICK IN THE MUDS can both enjoy the ride the next film takes us on

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