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Old February 14 2013, 04:00 AM   #1
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Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

I don't know which forum is most appropriate for this. Since it's Abrams related, I'll post it here and let the moderators determine its suitability:

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-...181738978.html

It seems Shatner's pissed at Abrams over taking Star Wars, feeling that controlling the two biggest sci-fi franchises is going "too far" and that Abrams is "being a pig."

Shatner also feels put out that despite controlling two franchises, Abrams still can't get a role for him. Hell, it's not too late, I say give Shatner a role in Star Wars VII. Shatner in Star Wars, the very concept is awesome.

But really, it is gratifying to see someone whose opinion matters expressing displeasure with Abrams. Personally, the fact that he now controls Star Wars doesn't bother me any, but I know it has generated some heated debate here, and now Shatner himself has spoken against it.

So, what are everyone's thoughts on the matter?
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Old February 14 2013, 04:07 AM   #2
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

Priceline must not pay well.
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Old February 14 2013, 04:11 AM   #3
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

Perhaps Abrams will have a cameo in Star Wars VII as a Gamorrean Guard. Or, cast Shatner as one.

They can both be rather piggish sometimes!
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Old February 14 2013, 04:12 AM   #4
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I think 99% of what Shatner says has to be taken as tongue in cheek. He tends to say things for effect and then let folks decide for themselves if he's sincere or not. I doubt he was, this time.

As far as a part for him in the new "Star Wars" movie goes, how about Jabba the Hut?
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Old February 14 2013, 04:18 AM   #5
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Yavin. And I'm not talking about the moon.
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Old February 14 2013, 04:22 AM   #6
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"That's no moon."
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Old February 14 2013, 04:29 AM   #7
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Jesus. Another one?

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Old February 14 2013, 06:34 AM   #8
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

The Wormhole wrote: View Post
But really, it is gratifying to see someone whose opinion matters expressing displeasure with Abrams...

So, what are everyone's thoughts on the matter?
Shatner's opinion does not matter. The franchise lives without him. This is what really bothers Shatner... his ego cannot conceive of Trek without him.
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As far as a part for him in the new "Star Wars" movie goes, how about Jabba the Hut?
Appropriate. No padding needed... and he'd be happy as boss of his own planet.
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Old February 14 2013, 07:07 AM   #9
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Set Harth wrote: View Post
Yavin. And I'm not talking about the moon.
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"That's no moon."
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Old February 14 2013, 07:20 AM   #10
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

I think Shatner was being sarcastic and joking in this.

Though the thought of having Shatner in the new Star Wars movie does intrigue me....
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Old February 14 2013, 07:28 AM   #11
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I think Shatner was being sarcastic and joking in this.
Well, yeah - that's pretty much a given.

The press keeps inviting Shatner to comment on this or that, because they know he's nearly always willing to oblige with something funny or outrageous (or both.) They get something to print; Shatner gets an opportunity to ham it up; everybody's happy.
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Old February 14 2013, 07:51 AM   #12
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He was obviously joking. Nothing to see here.
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Old February 14 2013, 11:42 AM   #13
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I reckon he'd go great in Episode VII!
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Old February 14 2013, 12:04 PM   #14
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

Well, if we're posting Shatner recent quotes


He’s a wonderful director. He’s discovered the way of giving the audience a ride in Star Trek which is what the early Star Trek movies didn’t have–we didn’t have the technology and the people–even the primitive technology of doing that. But now that the computers have taken over in epic films, he knows how to do that. So he is on the right level.
http://trekmovie.com/2013/02/10/shat...nes-blue-eyes/
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Old February 14 2013, 02:03 PM   #15
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

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Well, if we're posting Shatner recent quotes


He’s a wonderful director. He’s discovered the way of giving the audience a ride in Star Trek which is what the early Star Trek movies didn’t have–we didn’t have the technology and the people–even the primitive technology of doing that. But now that the computers have taken over in epic films, he knows how to do that. So he is on the right level.
http://trekmovie.com/2013/02/10/shat...nes-blue-eyes/
Maybe he was being sarcastic about THAT, too.
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