Delta Vega wrote:
^There will be (or already are) fans who see Chris Pine and think Kirk, and Shatner as the guy from the Priceline commericals
Pine could play Kirk for 20 years and still not match up to Shatner.
I'm sure people said the same thing about Adam West and Batman, until Michael Keaton and Christian Bale came along
Ditto for Connery and Bond and his various successors. Or Bela Lugosi and Dracula. Or John Wayne and Rooster Cogburn. Or George Reeves and Superman.
No actor is irreplaceable. There's always room for another interpretation.