The Keeper wrote:
I have one issue with Generations; William Shatner agreed to the death of Captain Kirk. You do not kill Living Legends.
Okay, clearly they can and did kill him but I'd rather they hadn't.
The death of Kirk was canonized onscreen so that is it, he is dead - period. That fact makes him unique among all TOS players, (congratulations
) We, thankfully, cannot say that about anyone else.
Even Scotty and McCoy, despite the death of the actors playing them are still opened ended characters because those characters never got killed and they [probably, hopefully] never will. They have, in a sense, achieved immortality.
I just wish the same could be said for Captain Kirk.