They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the movie

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by GalaxyX, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. OpenMaw

    OpenMaw Captain Captain

    Joined:
    May 26, 2013
    Location:
    Everett, Washington
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    Except that's already still in the movie when Spock says "Because you needed each other." It is their destiny according to 09 and ID for these two to be friends, no matter the universe. Even in the Mirror Universe there was some hint that, even as different as that universe is, Kirk and Spock were friends.
     
  2. austen_pierce

    austen_pierce Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    Yes. Oh boy, yes. Kirk as Mudd would be da bomb.

    Or

    Have the nucast walk down a memorial hallway lined with holos of great captains dating back to whenever. One holo is not a holo, it's Shat Easter egg style.
     
  3. Mr_Homn

    Mr_Homn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    I still think he would have been good as a bald bolian bartender. Just serve a drink to Kirk, maybe make one snide comment, get a huge laugh from the audience, and that's it. It would have been fantastic to finally see a bald shatner, even if he's in blue makeup. And he'd make one hell of a bartender.
     
  4. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Location:
    #istandwithcbs
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    There's no need for Shatner, but I wouldn't be surprised if they squished him into the next movie in a similar manner to Spock Prime in ID. 50th anniversary and all...
     
  5. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Location:
    Land of Enchantment
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    ^
    Dude, there's always a need for Shatner.
     
  6. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    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
     
  7. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Commodore Commodore

    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    I don't want to SEE that... :wtf:

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

    :lol:
     
  8. WarpFactorZ

    WarpFactorZ Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2013
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    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).
     
  9. GalaxyX

    GalaxyX Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Location:
    Canada
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    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.
     
  10. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    Morrowind
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    I certainly don't want to smell it.
     
  11. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    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.
     
  12. 2takesfrakes

    2takesfrakes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    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!
     
  13. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Oxford, PA
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    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.
     
  14. austen_pierce

    austen_pierce Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    This bugs me too. Someone suggested that Shatner play Mudd instead of Kirk. That would be good for a laugh.
     
  15. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    He should play the Gorn.
     
  16. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    They could paint a red spot on him and he could play the planet Jupiter.
     
  17. urbandefault

    urbandefault Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Location:
    Sickbay, dammit
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    I do. I think it's brilliant.
     
  18. geneo

    geneo Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Location:
    WV
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    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.
     
  19. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    Good thing. Sounds like a fanwank.
     
  20. Khan444

    Khan444 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Re: They really should have found a way to get Shatner on one of the m

    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.