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Old January 4 2013, 05:55 PM   #73
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Re: Putting the Shatner "ego issue" from TOS to rest

CoveTom wrote: View Post

Why does Shatner have to embrace his co-workers as "his new best friends"?
Because the post series myth in print and some areas of fandom (1970s) sold the idea that the TOS cast were like one big family, when it was more like a couple of parental figures and a bunch of ill-tempered adopted kids tagging along for the ride.

Some seem to forget that actors--if they have any sense at all--do have relationships in their real lives which have nothing to do with work, but this celebrity-centric culture pushes the idea that performers' only family is the Hollywood family (there's much that can be read into the motives for that), and everything else is an afterthought.

Apparently, Shatner did not agree with that.
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