R. Star wrote:
I didn't read the whole thread so maybe this was touched upon... but the Shatner ego?
Star Trek V, written by Shatner... Kirk is of so epic proportions that the proper antagonist for him is God... and God dies. How much bigger of an ego can you get than that?
Shatner wrote part of the story for ST V, but not the actual screenplay. And he did direct it though.
And for his part, every one of his co-stars has always said that purely as a director, Shat was entirely professional and had none of the ego issues he had as an actor on the series itself. Working for him when he directed that film was always pleasant for them, and they said so. However hard he was to get along with as a fellow actor? Irrelevant. As a director, he earned and was given all the respect.