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Old February 14 2013, 02:08 PM   #16
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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.

Could be. It's Shatner after all
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Old February 14 2013, 02:16 PM   #17
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

That's not kosher.
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Old February 14 2013, 02:29 PM   #18
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

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That's not kosher.

Ahhh -- Good point.

Maybe he could have called he a "cheeseburger", or some other non-kosher food.
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Old February 14 2013, 03:19 PM   #19
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

You know, I bet a fair number of celebrities get a kick out of the way he answers some questions. They always get these stupid, softball, "How do you feel about...?" types of questions that they just brush off with platitudes that may or may not even be sincere. Not Shatner. Which answer below is more entertaining?

Interviewer: Mr. Shatner, how do you feel about J.J. Abrams getting to direct the new "Star Wars" movie?
Shatner [Answer I]: I think he'll do a fantastic job. He did a great job putting energy back into "Star Trek". He's a great director with a big vision. Being such a big "Star Wars" fan, he's got to feel like the luckiest guy in Hollywood, right now. I'm very happy for him."
Shatner [Answer II]: It's a power grab. The guy's becoming piggish. He has some success with "Star Trek", and now he goes after "Star Wars". You know what I think? He's always been big "Star Wars" fan. I think he just used "Star Trek" as a vehicle to audition for "Star Wars". What's next for him? The Avengers?

Which answer gets Shatner quoted in more trade magazines? The Shat knows publicity. He knows it's too absurd to be taken as true. He knows it's better than the stock answer. Hell, it's fun.
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Old February 14 2013, 04:15 PM   #20
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I don't understand why some trek fans are incapable of getting even the simplest humor.

The Shat goes on to say:

I think it’s time for J.J. and I to have another sushi and let me put him straight about two of the largest franchises, and not employing me in either one of them. I think he’s just foolhardy.
I mean Jesus Christ, people!
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Old February 14 2013, 04:21 PM   #21
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

I just assumed The Wormhole is taking the piss.
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Old February 14 2013, 04:27 PM   #22
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As far as a part for him in the new "Star Wars" movie goes, how about Jabba the Hut?
In "Return of the Jedi" Jabba the Hut died, but if we were to see Jabba the Shat avenging the Hut it really looks like an interesting idea.

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Old February 14 2013, 04:48 PM   #23
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I must admit, the idea of Shatner delivering a monologue in Huttese, in tradtionaln Shatner world delivery is just too... awesome...forwords!
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Old February 14 2013, 05:23 PM   #24
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Shatner has to be a Captain of a starship, either Imperial or Alliance/New Republic. Even funnier if ship is named Enterprise.
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Old February 14 2013, 06:35 PM   #25
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I just assumed The Wormhole is taking the piss.
Again, pretty much a given.
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Old February 14 2013, 08:42 PM   #26
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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, 11:02 PM   #27
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Shatner's opinion always matters.
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Old February 14 2013, 11:09 PM   #28
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

At least to Shatner...
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Old February 15 2013, 12:12 AM   #29
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I don't understand why some trek fans are incapable of getting even the simplest humor.

The Shat goes on to say:

I think it’s time for J.J. and I to have another sushi and let me put him straight about two of the largest franchises, and not employing me in either one of them. I think he’s just foolhardy.
I mean Jesus Christ, people!
Because its fashionable amongst the more douchey hard core dork Trekker set to Shatnerbash for some odd reason. (I think they seem to be from the same odd culture that think Takei is somehow on the same pecking order Trek level as Shatner)
And because most of them have no sense of humor
And because irony does not often translate with them
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Old February 15 2013, 01:31 AM   #30
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

Lord Garth, FOI wrote: View Post
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I don't understand why some trek fans are incapable of getting even the simplest humor.

The Shat goes on to say:

I think it’s time for J.J. and I to have another sushi and let me put him straight about two of the largest franchises, and not employing me in either one of them. I think he’s just foolhardy.
I mean Jesus Christ, people!
Because its fashionable amongst the more douchey hard core dork Trekker set to Shatnerbash for some odd reason. (I think they seem to be from the same odd culture that think Takei is somehow on the same pecking order Trek level as Shatner)
And because most of them have no sense of humor
And because irony does not often translate with them
I think it's a bit of a stretch to call anything posted so far in this thread "Shatnerbashing," and your post would have been just as effective had you omitted the completely unnecessary "more douchey hard core dork Trekker set" and "same odd culture" jabs.
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