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Old October 25 2013, 08:55 PM   #46
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Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

I still want to see Shatner as a Hutt in SW EpVII
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Old October 25 2013, 09:52 PM   #47
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I still want to see Shatner as a Hutt in SW EpVII
I don't want to SEE that...

But it would be funny as hell, if it was the Shat's voice they used.

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Old October 25 2013, 10:51 PM   #48
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As others have suggested, Shatner would *never* agree to portraying anyone but Kirk, and I must agree. If Nimoy gets to be Spock, Shatner gets to be Kirk. They are, after all, the originals, and ST is a ground-breaking show (and this isn't the same as, say, Lou Ferrigno playing a security guard in the Hulk movie).
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Old December 29 2013, 10:26 AM   #49
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As others have suggested, Shatner would *never* agree to portraying anyone but Kirk, and I must agree. If Nimoy gets to be Spock, Shatner gets to be Kirk. They are, after all, the originals, and ST is a ground-breaking show (and this isn't the same as, say, Lou Ferrigno playing a security guard in the Hulk movie).
I have to say the mind meld idea was amazing! It would have given us a chance to see Shatner as Kirk, without it being too intrusive on the new characters.

Shit I can't believe they didn't roll with that.
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Old December 29 2013, 01:37 PM   #50
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I still want to see Shatner as a Hutt in SW EpVII
I don't want to SEE that...
I certainly don't want to smell it.
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Old December 31 2013, 01:06 AM   #51
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I wish they'd just ignored "Generations" and included a living old Kirk in 09, if only for the fact that "Generations" is a crappy movie that deserves to be ignored.
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Old December 31 2013, 02:22 AM   #52
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The Shat's looked unwell for years - he's all bloated, like Elvis. I, for one, have no desire to see James T. Kirk looking like that. It's enough to know that Shatner originally played him. I just hope that The Shat rips off his rug for some T.V. movie he's in, or whatever else, like that. It would be so cool to just see him own his baldness, for once! Depending on how it was played, it could even be iconic ... seriously!
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Old December 31 2013, 02:46 AM   #53
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Shatner has been in as many Trek movies as Connery was in Bond movies. And that's not counting three seasons of TOS. That's a good long run, I think, and more than enough for anyone.
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Old January 4 2014, 03:50 AM   #54
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The Shat's looked unwell for years - he's all bloated, like Elvis. I, for one, have no desire to see James T. Kirk looking like that. It's enough to know that Shatner originally played him. I just hope that The Shat rips off his rug for some T.V. movie he's in, or whatever else, like that. It would be so cool to just see him own his baldness, for once! Depending on how it was played, it could even be iconic ... seriously!
This bugs me too. Someone suggested that Shatner play Mudd instead of Kirk. That would be good for a laugh.
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Old January 4 2014, 09:47 PM   #55
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He should play the Gorn.
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Old January 5 2014, 03:37 AM   #56
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They could paint a red spot on him and he could play the planet Jupiter.
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Old January 5 2014, 01:04 PM   #57
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Old January 15 2014, 08:51 PM   #58
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I read that Brent Spiner had a great idea for Nemesis II, it was to bring ALL the captains together in one movie and the script was already written but the dismal showing of Nemesis I trashed that idea in a hurry.

I also read chapter 1 of a story where the opening was the bridge falling at the end of Generations, was Kirk on a holodeck that was built for him after his retirement and living in Iowa.
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Old January 16 2014, 01:56 AM   #59
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I read that Brent Spiner had a great idea for Nemesis II, it was to bring ALL the captains together in one movie and the script was already written but the dismal showing of Nemesis I trashed that idea in a hurry.
Good thing. Sounds like a fanwank.
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Old January 16 2014, 04:01 AM   #60
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The problem with this idea is simple. If they keep shoving original cast members into this new continuity, then it's going to come across as just doing it for the sake of nostalgia, which it would be. They already kind of had to contrive a scenario for Nimoy to appear in this timeline, but I thought that it worked for the most part. However, if they keep doing it, then it will get old really fast.
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