^Fair enough. I'll admit to wording the post poorly.
In any case, I don't appreciate people assuming that I believe everything Shatner wrote in his book. As I mentioned before, that's the exact reason I started this thread. I don't know if Shatner's words are believable because I wasn't there to watch the events he describes unfold. He was obviously there for each film. But given his own lack of popularity among the rest of the cast (excluding Nimoy), it's possible his perception of the events surrounding each film has been colored by his dislike for certain actors, producers, etc. I mean, he referred to Jimmy Doohan as the "largest mammal on Star Trek
" before the whale props of George and Gracie were constructed.