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Old January 22 2008, 03:33 AM   #1
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USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

Did anyone check out today's poll in USA Today?

The poll (from a general audience) shows strong support for William Shatner's return as Kirk in ST XI.

So much for giving the people what they want.
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Old January 22 2008, 03:36 AM   #2
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

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Did anyone check out today's poll in USA Today?

The poll (from a general audience) shows strong support for William Shatner's return as Kirk in ST XI.

So much for giving the people what they want.
I'm sure it was very scientifically done and the BBKers had nothing to do with influencing the results...
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Old January 22 2008, 03:40 AM   #3
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

I find the results unsurprising. while fans may squabble depending on their preference I think most casual viewers identify Shatner as captain kirk as much as Nimoy being Spock. The fact that Kirk died in ST X is not really a strong enough reason to not include him, but if it really doesn't fit the story being developed then so be it. I just think it would've been nice to at least give the character a decent sendoff rather than the uterly stupid one he got in Generations.
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Old January 22 2008, 03:40 AM   #4
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

This is why democracy doesn't work! The masses always make the wrong choice!
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Old January 22 2008, 03:42 AM   #5
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USA Today poll... whatever!
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Old January 22 2008, 03:43 AM   #6
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

It's down to 67% now. Let's neutralize the BBK effect! Team effort!

PS, if there had been a Who Gives a Fuck? option, I think I know which option would be winning...
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Old January 22 2008, 03:43 AM   #7
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

I still think Shatner's in this.

The week the trailer premieres, we have an "exchange" between Shat and Abrams about why Kirk can't appear in the film.

Something's up, despite what some folks are saying.

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Old January 22 2008, 03:45 AM   #8
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

zenophite said:
The fact that Kirk died in ST X is not really a strong enough reason to not include him
Kirk died *again*? Well come on, how many chances does this guy get?
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Old January 22 2008, 03:50 AM   #9
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

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I still think Shatner's in this.

The week the trailer premieres, we have an "exchange" between Shat and Abrams about why Kirk can't appear in the film.

Something's up, despite what some folks are saying.


No, it really isn't.

He's not in the movie.
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Old January 22 2008, 03:51 AM   #10
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Keep Shat out of Trek! Vote early! Vote often!
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Old January 22 2008, 03:51 AM   #11
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So all script decisions should be decided based on how people vote in USA Today polls? I'm not sure if I'd want to see that movie...
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Old January 22 2008, 03:52 AM   #12
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StarMan said:
zenophite said:
The fact that Kirk died in ST X is not really a strong enough reason to not include him
Kirk died *again*? Well come on, how many chances does this guy get?
Who does he think he is, anyway, Daniel Jackson?

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So all script decisions should be decided based on how people vote in USA Today polls? I'm not sure if I'd want to see that movie...
We'd get Kirk back all right - played by Lindsay Lohan.
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Old January 22 2008, 03:56 AM   #13
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

A poll of a general audience? Gimme a break.
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Old January 22 2008, 03:58 AM   #14
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^Indeed. I fart in the general direction of this poll.
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Old January 22 2008, 04:04 AM   #15
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Re: USA Today poll: 70% want Shatner back as Kirk

I voted "YES" for Shatner! Thanks for the link, Temis!
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