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09.09.08 41 Comments

According to reports, the reason William Shatner won’t be appearing in JJ Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek movie is that, suprise!  He’s an arrogant prick.

“We actually had written a scene with him in it that was a flashback kind of thing,” Abrams told AMCtv. “But the truth is, it didn’t quite feel right. The bigger thing was that he was very vocal that he didn’t want to do a cameo. We tried desperately to put him in the movie, but he was making it very clear that he wanted the movie to focus on him significantly, which, frankly, he deserves. The truth is, the story that we were telling required a certain adherence to the Trek canon and consistency of storytelling. It’s funny — a lot of the people who were proclaiming that he must be in this movie were the same people saying it must adhere to canon. Well, his character died on screen. Maybe a smarter group of filmmakers could have figured out how to resolve that.” [/Film]

Yeah, and maybe a smarter group of filmmakers could tell me what the f*ck that black smoke monster was about, huh JJ?  And the polar bear?  Seriously, if I don’t get a good explanation for that I’m coming to your house, motherf*cker.  But on a serious note, William Shatner deserves?  Shatner is bazillionaire.  This is the eleventh goddamn Star Trek movie.  The original show lasted three seasons.  Caroline in the City lasted four.  Mad About You? Seven.  Feel like trading lives with Lea Thompson or Paul Reiser right now, Shatner?  Didn’t think so.  It’s only by the grace of God anyone still gives a shit about Star Trek anymore.  Go get another facelift and shut the hell up.

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