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  1. PKerr

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    "We already know William Shatner thinks Star Trek is better than Star Wars, but how does he feel about J.J. Abrams going from directing two Trek flicks to helming the next adventure in a galaxy far, far away?
    "He's being a pig," the original Captain Kirk told Movie Fanatic. "He's collecting the two franchises and holding them close to his vest. He's probably the most talented director of that ilk that we have, but he's gone too far this time."
    J.J. Abrams on his "wildly surreal" Star Wars 7 ride
    While that may sound a bit harsh, we're guessing his tongue was planted firmly in his cheek when he said it. At least, we hope so!
    Shatner added, "I think of him as a buddy of mine. I've taken him out for sushi. I think it's time for J.J. and I to have another sushi and let me put him straight about two of the largest franchises—and not employing me in either one of them is just foolhardy."
    Meanwhile, Star Trek: Into Darkness, sans Shatner, opens in theaters on May 17."
     
  2. MickJo1701

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    Still pissed that Nimoy got a part in JJ's Trek film and he was passed over. His version of Kirk has been dead since '94, move on Bill.
     
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Oh, for Christ's sake - read the thing in context.

    Shatner has a sense of humor. It wouldn't hurt a lot of trekkies to emulate their Captain.
     
  4. King Daniel Beyond

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    Yep.
     
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    I don't think he was joking...

    I guess he can kiss his cameo in STXIII goodbye! :eek:
     
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    Of course he was joking, taking the piss is his bread and butter.
     
  7. CorporalClegg

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    :lol:

    Aww, Bill, I love ya!
     
  8. BillJ

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    Abrams should have Shatner play a Jedi in Episode VII.
     
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    I would wet myself if that was happening.. that is brilliant.

    Hey maybe he could play a HUTT Jedi!!!!
     
  10. ChristopherPike

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    Oh relax. I'm sure this is all perfectly kosher...

    It would only have been wrong, if Mel Gibson or Charlie Sheen had said it! :p
     
  11. Coloratura

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    Yeah, this is clearly Shat joking around.
     
  12. C.E. Evans

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    You're doing yourself a disservice is you think Shatner is being remotely serious here.
     
  13. CorporalClegg

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    You are my hero for the day.
     
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    The Shatner sense of humor is annoying at best.
     
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    I know they have met once or twice, but I'd seriously love to know if Shatner has ever taken Chris Pine out for Sushi.
     
  16. Loskene

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    Or play Kirk. Star Wars, JJ's Star Trek... Who can tell the difference.

    Wouldn't it be something if Star Wars 7 was focused around Exploration, Interpersonal Relations and Ethical Debates.
     
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    Oh yeah that would be awesome. I sooooo miss those meetings. What is Star Trek without a really big table.
     
  18. BillJ

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    People really have a tough time telling TV show structure from movies. The above works great on TV when you have fifteen to eighteen hours to fill. It doesn't work when you are making a two-hour film designed to sell tickets. People go to the movies for the larger-than-life spectacle.
     
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    People really have a tough time telling TV show structure from movies. The above works great on TV when you have fifteen to eighteen hours to fill. It doesn't work when you are making a two-hour film designed to sell tickets. People go to the movies for the larger-than-life spectacle.[/QUOTE]
    That is a bad joke right?

    You are aware that there are movies that don't have explosions as their main theme?

    There is a difference between smart and dumb entertainment, guess which side of that fence the new Star Trek is angling for.
     
  20. Dukhat

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    Yeah, because old Star Trek never had explosions or anything.:rolleyes: