Re: Putting the Shatner "ego issue" from TOS to rest
I don't know what happened with George. In the series, he was believable and did what few character scenes he got really well. But during the films, his style changed. Maybe it was all the convention appearances. He developed a pompous, orotund speaking style that younger Sulu never showed. He started sounding increasingly phony, as if in love with the sound of his own voice.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)