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Old February 15 2013, 01:34 AM   #31
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

It's quite clear from the quote (as well as other quotes where Shatner praises both JJ and the new movies) that The Shat was just having a bit of fun. Anyone who can't see that for themselves obviously hasn't got a radar for tongue-in-cheek humor.
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Old February 15 2013, 01:38 AM   #32
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

Trek Fans, way to play into the stereotype: "Humor. It is a difficult concept. It is not logical."

Missed Shatner Humor in 1986 - "Get a life!"

Missed Shatner Humor in 2013 - "JJ's a pig!"
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Old February 15 2013, 01:44 AM   #33
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

Shatner, trolling the fans since 1986.
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Old February 15 2013, 02:05 AM   #34
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

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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)...
I love Shatner, and consider him to be a hugely entertaining figure AND I admire the work he has done in Star Trek...
...But I also think he is a goof-ball publicity-whore who likes to say things to get a rise out of people and get mentioned in entertainment articles and message boards -- BUT I still find him likable.

I don't feel those two things are mutually exclusive, and you may call it "Shatnerbashing", but I don't feel I am bashing him, but rather just being realistic about him. He isn't a perfect god and he isn't a despicable jerk. Just like most people, he is somewhere in between.
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Old February 15 2013, 02:49 AM   #35
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

Jackson_Roykirk 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 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)...
I love Shatner, and consider him to be a hugely entertaining figure AND I admire the work he has done in Star Trek...
...But I also think he is a goof-ball publicity-whore who likes to say things to get a rise out of people and get mentioned in entertainment articles and message boards -- BUT I still find him likable.

I don't feel those two things are mutually exclusive, and you may call it "Shatnerbashing", but I don't feel I am bashing him, but rather just being realistic about him. He isn't a perfect god and he isn't a despicable jerk. Just like most people, he is somewhere in between.
You've summed up my thoughts on him, too. He's crazy like a fox and "frutier than a nutcake," but I admire the hell out of someone who can stay relevant in pop culture for over 50 years (don't forget the pre-Trek years, like "Trial at Nuremberg" and his "Twilight Zone" episodes).
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Old February 15 2013, 04:58 AM   #36
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

You know that eventually Abrams is going to use Shatner in some kind of movie or TV series - maybe even in a small role - and the publicity will be enormous and lots of fun.
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Old February 15 2013, 05:48 AM   #37
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You know that eventually Abrams is going to use Shatner in some kind of movie or TV series - maybe even in a small role - and the publicity will be enormous and lots of fun.
Hopefully sooner than later! Shatner seems to be quite healthy and very active, but he is 81.
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Old February 15 2013, 08:04 AM   #38
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

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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....
Nah, Shatner was already in one of the best Star Wars movies to come out in the past 15 years... he was the Scruffy Nerfherder in Fanboys.
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Old February 15 2013, 08:36 AM   #39
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You know that eventually Abrams is going to use Shatner in some kind of movie or TV series - maybe even in a small role - and the publicity will be enormous and lots of fun.
Hopefully sooner than later! Shatner seems to be quite healthy and very active, but he is 81.
I'm putting my faith in the Shatnerverse being prophetic.
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Old February 15 2013, 10:32 AM   #40
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You know that eventually Abrams is going to use Shatner in some kind of movie or TV series - maybe even in a small role - and the publicity will be enormous and lots of fun.
A famous, retired space captain - in Star Wars VII. Han Solo's childhood hero. Made the Kessel run in 9 parsecs.
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Old February 15 2013, 10:47 AM   #41
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

Maybe he could do commercials for Watto.
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Old February 15 2013, 04:16 PM   #42
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King Daniel wrote: View Post
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You know that eventually Abrams is going to use Shatner in some kind of movie or TV series - maybe even in a small role - and the publicity will be enormous and lots of fun.
A famous, retired space captain - in Star Wars VII. Han Solo's childhood hero. Made the Kessel run in 9 parsecs.
What if Abrams hired him to play old Han Solo himself? Screw Ford.
What an epic day for the internet that would be.
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Old February 15 2013, 07:19 PM   #43
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

SalvorHardin wrote: View Post
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You know that eventually Abrams is going to use Shatner in some kind of movie or TV series - maybe even in a small role - and the publicity will be enormous and lots of fun.
A famous, retired space captain - in Star Wars VII. Han Solo's childhood hero. Made the Kessel run in 9 parsecs.
What if Abrams hired him to play old Han Solo himself? Screw Ford.
What an epic day for the internet that would be.
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Old February 16 2013, 05:28 PM   #44
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

King Daniel wrote: View Post
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You know that eventually Abrams is going to use Shatner in some kind of movie or TV series - maybe even in a small role - and the publicity will be enormous and lots of fun.
A famous, retired space captain - in Star Wars VII. Han Solo's childhood hero. Made the Kessel run in 9 parsecs.
By Star Wars VII, won't Han Solo be a famous, retired space captain?
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Old February 18 2013, 07:43 PM   #45
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Re: Shatner calls Abrams "A Pig."

It was a joke, folks, the man was joking. Com'on, Trek fans especially should be on to Shatner's sense of humor by now.
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