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Old November 10 2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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Shatner Talks 'Star Trek XI'

Some people retire and relax when they reach their seventies, but William Shatner is as busy as ever and not afraid to speak his mind.

As reported by Trekweb as seen in the Star Trek Magazine, Shatner spoke about Star Trek XI. "I had a couple of meetings with J.J. Abrams, but I don't know what those meetings were about when I look back. I have no idea what they were about. And so I have no connection with the film whatsoever."

And being friends with one of the movie's participants doesn't mean Shatner got inside information. "Even my dear friend Leonard [Nimoy] won't tell me what it's about. He clams up. I think perhaps there's an explosive charge in his head, that Abrams put in there, and should he say the words 'Star Trek' it goes off. And he thinks it's a migraine, but it's really his death."

Shatner also spoke about his Star Trek novel, Star Trek Academy Collision Course. "So many of the books I have written have been autobiographical," said Shatner. "They followed aspects of my life. We made Kirk suffer and enjoy the things that Shatner did. This one was about adolescence. This was an examination of Kirk and Spock, in their adolescent phase, on their way to becoming the giants of the galaxy."

Shatner has also put a new video up at his ShatnerVision YouTube site in which he discussed mixed martial arts, including his favorite practitioner, Tito Ortiz and Ortiz's porn-star girlfriend. "If my show [Raw Nerve] is picked up," said Shatner, "I will interview Ortiz." The video can be seen below.

And finally, those who have not got enough of Shatner's singing, take heart. As reported by Bleacher Report, Montreal journalist Kristian Grevenor has started a petition urging the Montreal Canadiens (hockey team) to have Shatner sing the Canadian National Anthem during the team's centennial season. Grevenor feels that the former Captain Kirk can handle the musical challenge. "Shatner is to enunciation what (Alex) Kovalev is to stickhandling," he said. "It's mesmerizing and unpredictable, impossible to know where he's going next with his unique pause-act talk-singing style. Plus he has a huge larger-than-life presence and people would just get a kick out of this Montreal boy being there."

To read more, head to the articles located here and here.

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Old November 11 2008, 04:33 AM   #2
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"I had a couple of meetings with J.J. Abrams, but I don't know what those meetings were about when I look back. I have no idea what they were about.
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Old November 11 2008, 04:41 AM   #3
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Upon reflection, Mr. Shatner realized that he had actually been talking to Wally, the Paramount window-washer kid, rather than Abrams.
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Re: Shatner Talks 'Star Trek XI'

Why doesn't Shatner realize that his good friend Leonard Nimoy might be under a gag clause in his contract, just like every other member of the cast and crew, and that he might not be able to talk about it, even with a good friend? Especially one that has a tendency to blab things to the world?
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Old November 13 2008, 02:30 PM   #5
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Does he not get tired of talking about it?
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Old November 15 2008, 09:40 PM   #6
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Does he not get tired of talking about it?
He probably does. Trouble is, people never get tired of asking him about it.
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