William Shatner has become pretty vocal since being told he wasn’t in J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the Star Trek
franchise. And he shows no sign of quietening down.
Despite the Lost
supremo offering a part to Leonard Nimoy, Captain Kirk was left off the invite list. Perhaps it has something to do with Kirk being killed in Generations
?... Then again Spock died in Wrath Of Khan
, so what does that mean.
The Shatner vented to Extra TV this week: “How could you not put one of the founding figures into a movie that was being resurrected? That doesn't make good business sense to me! I've become even more popular than I was playing Captain Kirk. I'm good box office and I get publicity.”
It’s nice that he’s suddenly concerned with the box office success of the series. Don’t remember him making a fuss when he was left out of Nemesis
(aka ‘Inch Erection’).
The new Star Trek
movie is due for release next Christmas.