William Shatner wants to return as Jim Kirk in Abram’s Universe...

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  1. R. Star

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    Do you really think Abrams cares about canon? :p
     
  2. Set Harth

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    More than his detractors do, at any rate.
     
  3. indranee

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    Sure but they'll need to get him on a liquid-only diet first.

    Seriously, Bill, I think that ship is now far, faaaaaar in the distance. So far, it's gonna topple off the horizon.

    He really wants it, though, doesn't he? :vulcan:
     
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    I'm pretty sure the next movie wouldn't be able to survive Shatner's huge ego. :p
     
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    Yknow, seeing Shat in a brief cameo as Future Kirk or something would be a blast, but only if it were kept a deep dark secret and really sprung on us only on opening day.
     
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    Parallel Universe, bay-bee! :p Canon is MOOT!
     
  7. Set Harth

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    Or whenever Karl Urban blurts it out. :p

    ShatnerKirk's appearance in STXI would have been from the Prime universe ( though at this point it's possible they could do another time travel story and feature Shatner as future Abramsverse Kirk ). The Abramsverse in general is not an entirely clean slate because everything before 2233 is supposed to have been the same.
     
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    That would certainly motivate PineKirk to stay in shape.


    Maybe the mind-meld prime-Spock did with PineKirk left some residual memory of prime-Kirk and he could have some kind of flash-"forward".

    The issue being that Shatner looks a lot older than when Kirk died.
     
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    Shat makes everything better.

    Get it done.
     
  10. Drago-Kazov

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    Nimoy has dignity. Shatner has none.
     
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    I don't think that's a problem with this character. It's kind of a built-in trait -- the "no-dignity" thing :lol:
     
  12. M'Sharak

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    Good thing the likelihood of a storyline featuring Shatner as a returning KirkPrime is just about nil, then, isn't it?

    Exactly. Just like all those other times over the last four years when Shatner was asked essentially the same question.

    It costs Shatner nothing to say "Sure, I'd love to!" (again) and he gets his name mentioned in connection with the movie (again). The rest of his answer (as quoted by TrekWeb) makes it plain that he's not taking the idea seriously at all, but sure, why not say that?
     
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    Reporters really need to just stop freaking asking him this question. It comes up every fricken time someone talks to him again and we all end up having the same discussion. I think I have everyone's opinion on the subject friggen memorized.

    My other previous 20 responses to this topic: Shatner cannot be Kirk because blah, blah, blah but Shatner as different character would blah, blah, blah.
     
  14. Matt S

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    Only character that makes sense was/is Spock for obvious reasons. Shatner could do a voice over ONLY - giving him a new role wouldn't work either. Too distracting
     
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    So? Marina Sirtis wants to return as Deanna Troi in future Star Trek productions. Michael Dorn wants to return as Worf in future Star Trek productions. I'm sure if you asked most of the actors who were in any form of Trek if they'd like to return, at least half of them would say yes. Doesn't mean they have a snowball's chance in hell of it actually happening.
     
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    And, seriously, what else are they supposed to say? "No, no, a thousand times no!"

    Let's be realistic here. If some poor actor made the mistake of saying, "Nah. I'm done," the next headline would be: "So-and-So Turns Their Back on Star Trek!"

    And we would have an endless thread about how they are sick of Star Trek and are letting down their fans . . . . :)
     
  17. Brainsucker

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    well, I love to see the old evil Kirk from mirror universe though. But it just me.
     
  18. CommanderRaytas

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    Especially since it's kind of a big step from "I would love to" to "I feel entitled".
     
  19. R. Star

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    Come on! Shatner returning at Kirk Prime would be great.


    Then Shatner and Pine can fight at the end, and it will end with "I... have had... enough of YOOOUUUU!!!" as Shatner kicks Pine into a lava pit.


    It'd be awesome!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Thank God that we have these smiley-faces to tell me if something was intended as sarcasm. Seriously, on the internet, one can never know!
     

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