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Old February 18 2014, 07:47 PM   #91
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Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the movie
But how?!

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Old February 18 2014, 09:05 PM   #92
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Ever hear of going on a diet? Stars do it all the time. He may never look the same as back in 94 but he could look better if he went on a diet a year before shooting began.
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Old February 18 2014, 10:03 PM   #93
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man shatner still looked very kirkian in Gen...in fact he didn't look that much different to TOS season 3(and to think everyone was moaning about how old they were in their last few films)

1994 Shatner needs to cameo in ST3
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Old February 22 2014, 02:58 AM   #94
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Do we really want 2014 Shatner? Or are we really just pining for early 1980s Kirk?
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Old February 22 2014, 06:04 PM   #95
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I think the time to have done it was in the 2009 film. That time has passed. As it was written in the script for Shatner to show up, would have been beautiful, and a genuine torch passing above and beyond just Nimoy on his own.


But now? Nah. It doesn't sound or feel organic at all. Anything that has been suggested is just an excuse to do the cameo, not to tell a really compelling story. I love the old cast. I always will. James T. Kirk circa the first two Trek films will always be my defining image of the character. But that time has come and gone, thirty years on, now.

Sure we have the alternate reality to play with, but that can be done just as fine without the call backs to contrast the "difference" as non fans won't know why those differences are special in the first place. It's better for the films, and indeed if a TV series follows off of the movies universe, that this new Star Trek lives on it's own. The cards have been shuffled, let's redeal them and enjoy the different results.
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Old February 22 2014, 06:11 PM   #96
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Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

I don't care how they do it (the holorecording idea from ST9 would've been fine) but I'd love to see him in the next movie.
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Old February 22 2014, 10:50 PM   #97
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old Pine kirk(not Prime Kirk)
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Old February 22 2014, 11:30 PM   #98
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austen_pierce wrote: View Post
Do we really want 2014 Shatner?
Hell yes. 2014 Shatner is awesome!
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Old February 22 2014, 11:39 PM   #99
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old Pine kirk(not Prime Kirk)
No, Prime Kirk !

Better still, somehow didn't die in that crappy 'Generations' movie Kirk.

I'll get my coat...
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Old February 23 2014, 04:49 PM   #100
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Maybe Obi WanKirk ghost guide?
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Old February 23 2014, 05:16 PM   #101
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Again, Shatner had a perfectly satisfying exit in "The Undiscovered Country" and an encore of sorts in "Generations." To my mind, that's more than enough.

I mean, you don't see people clamoring for Adam West to make a cameo in the next Batman movie!
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Old February 23 2014, 06:02 PM   #102
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Again, Shatner had a perfectly satisfying exit in "The Undiscovered Country" and an encore of sorts in "Generations." To my mind, that's more than enough.
I agree - it was 'Generations' more than enough.

If they'd have left it with 'Undiscovered Country' I'd have had no issues...
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Old February 23 2014, 07:37 PM   #103
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From the "Star Trek Destination" convention:

Someone joked about getting Denny Crane in a Trek movie, prompting Shatner to say, "I don't think Denny Crane will be in a new Star Trek movie, nor will Captain Kirk."
So, people, it's over
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Old February 23 2014, 09:00 PM   #104
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Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

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From the "Star Trek Destination" convention:

Someone joked about getting Denny Crane in a Trek movie, prompting Shatner to say, "I don't think Denny Crane will be in a new Star Trek movie, nor will Captain Kirk."
So, people, it's over
I suspect it always was.

I get the distinct impression that Shatner is having a grand time remaining on the sidelines and basking in the attention he gets as a result of these movies—and there's been quite a lot of that, so far—without having any official involvement in the productions nor any duty to go out and be Captain Kirk™ one more time.
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Old March 1 2014, 04:10 PM   #105
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Good.

Leonard Nimoy played Spock with dignity in both 09 and ID. It worked, adding depth and dimension to the character we know and love.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Shatner ham it up as Kirk at the Oscars(?). So he was Captain Kirk (sort of) one more time.
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