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VOODOOXI January 22 2008 03:33 AM

USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
Did anyone check out today's poll in USA Today?

The poll (from a general audience) shows strong support for William Shatner's return as Kirk in ST XI.

So much for giving the people what they want.

Opus January 22 2008 03:36 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
Quote:

VOODOOXI said:
Did anyone check out today's poll in USA Today?

The poll (from a general audience) shows strong support for William Shatner's return as Kirk in ST XI.

So much for giving the people what they want.

I'm sure it was very scientifically done and the BBKers had nothing to do with influencing the results...

zenophite January 22 2008 03:40 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
I find the results unsurprising. while fans may squabble depending on their preference I think most casual viewers identify Shatner as captain kirk as much as Nimoy being Spock. The fact that Kirk died in ST X is not really a strong enough reason to not include him, but if it really doesn't fit the story being developed then so be it. I just think it would've been nice to at least give the character a decent sendoff rather than the uterly stupid one he got in Generations.

archeryguy1701 January 22 2008 03:40 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
This is why democracy doesn't work! The masses always make the wrong choice! ;) :p

Plum January 22 2008 03:42 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
USA Today poll... whatever! :lol:

Temis the Vorta January 22 2008 03:43 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
It's down to 67% now. Let's neutralize the BBK effect! Team effort! :D

PS, if there had been a Who Gives a Fuck? option, I think I know which option would be winning...

Superman January 22 2008 03:43 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
I still think Shatner's in this.

The week the trailer premieres, we have an "exchange" between Shat and Abrams about why Kirk can't appear in the film.

Something's up, despite what some folks are saying.

\S/

StarMan January 22 2008 03:45 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
Quote:

zenophite said:
The fact that Kirk died in ST X is not really a strong enough reason to not include him

Kirk died *again*? Well come on, how many chances does this guy get?

The Stig January 22 2008 03:50 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
Quote:

Superman said:
I still think Shatner's in this.

The week the trailer premieres, we have an "exchange" between Shat and Abrams about why Kirk can't appear in the film.

Something's up, despite what some folks are saying.



No, it really isn't.

He's not in the movie.

Temis the Vorta January 22 2008 03:51 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
Keep Shat out of Trek! Vote early! Vote often!

Tralah January 22 2008 03:51 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
So all script decisions should be decided based on how people vote in USA Today polls? I'm not sure if I'd want to see that movie...

Temis the Vorta January 22 2008 03:52 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
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StarMan said:
Quote:

zenophite said:
The fact that Kirk died in ST X is not really a strong enough reason to not include him

Kirk died *again*? Well come on, how many chances does this guy get?

Who does he think he is, anyway, Daniel Jackson? :p

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Tralah said:
So all script decisions should be decided based on how people vote in USA Today polls? I'm not sure if I'd want to see that movie...

We'd get Kirk back all right - played by Lindsay Lohan.

cardinal biggles January 22 2008 03:56 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
A poll of a general audience? Gimme a break.

StarMan January 22 2008 03:58 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
^Indeed. I fart in the general direction of this poll.

Samuel T. Cogley January 22 2008 04:04 AM

Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk
 
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Temis the Vorta said:
Keep Shat out of Trek! Vote early! Vote often!

I voted "YES" for Shatner! Thanks for the link, Temis! :p


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