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Old May 17 2013, 05:47 PM   #45
Re: George Takei and Second Two of TOS

But my point? All the above didn't keep William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy from forming a real friendship in the later years after Star Trek.
They were not born joined at the hip, but they have more in common than with any other cast members, which allowed that friendship to blossom in honest fashion. Doohan (and Takei) had too many fragile ego issues, which they embraced, embellished and milked / sold to the public as "The Case Against Bill Shatner," over setting that childish behavior aside in order to really get to know Shatner.
Shatner and Nimoy also shared the same age (birthdates within days of one another) as well a similar ethnic/cultural background; both being second generation Jewish-Americans (or Jewish-Canadian in Shatner's case) who grew up in the northeast (Montreal and Boston).
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