It still makes me sad that Shatner and Nimoy were estranged when Nimoy died?

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  1. ssosmcin

    ssosmcin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Still, it ain't Shatner's first rodeo. He knew every answer he gave in an interview is fair game. He could have refused to answer any question he didn't like. Like when he changed the subject after 2 Star Trek queries.

    I found it enjoyable. He seems like a nut.
     
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  2. Yistaan

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    This must be the biggest understatement of the thread. The man's 90 and has been doing media interviews and press since for over 50 years since before the creation of the modern internet, and before most of us and any of his current interviewers were alive. He could probably do this in his sleep.
     
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    Right? So that's why I don't think these questions were bothersome and he certainly knew the answers would be published. And it's not about Star Trek, so he's probably happy to talk about anything else.
     
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  4. M'Sharak

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    No.

    Why should it?
     
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    Also; his involvement in literal charity rodeos...
     
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    I love it here. You all get me.

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  7. JonnyQuest037

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    While Shatner's tech savvy is impressive, I think I'll still give it to Kirk unless we see Shatner repair a starship like we saw Kirk do in "The Doomsday Machine." ;)

    Shatner's fascination with Bill Murray's estrangement from Harold Ramis reminds me that a big part of Shatner's personality seems to be curiosity. He seems to have a genuine passion for discovering new things about people and the world he lives in. That's a great trait to have.
     
  8. TREK_GOD_1

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    The biggest point of the Guardian article in relation to this thread:

    So, despite some trying to create some picture of resentment between the two (and blame Shatner for it, for who knows what reason), Nimoy's own daughter drops some major truth on how Nimoy truly felt about Shatner. That's what matters.
     
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    And I think he did a good job of giving Kirk that sense of curiosity and passion for discovery.
     
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    Thats awesome! :techman:
     
  11. Grizzlor

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    Not sure the Murray/Ramis thing is quite the same. Bill Murray has a reputation for being a bully, and in addition to Ramis, Richard Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, and many others had major problems working with him. Andie MacDowell wasn't fond of him on Groundhog Day either. He's a comedic genius though, so it's often overlooked, and he does have a kind soul, just
    winds up being a whack-a-doodle sometimes.

    Good find on the now 5-year old Orci comment, which as I said, the "footage" disagreement never made sense. Shatner never brings that up either.
     
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  12. JonnyQuest037

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    My condolences. That's rough.

    I can relate. My best friend of 26 years died suddenly back in August, and I still don't feel like I have closure on it. Even though I saw him in his hospital bed shortly after he passed, he was cremated, so at the funeral services, I didn't see him in a coffin. There was just an urn and some pictures of him. No burial and no grave that I can visit. He's just... gone.
    Absolutely. To the point of having Kirk's very last action be him expressing amazement at what he'd just seen.

    Another thought on Nimoy's estrangement from Shatner... Nimoy's son Adam talks quite frankly in his documentary For The Love of Spock about how he and his father were estranged for a number of years. They fortunately rebuilt their relationship before Nimoy passed, but apparently that was a part of his personality. He could cut people off, even if they were very close.

    Heck, neither Shatner nor Nimoy got along with Gene Roddenberry all that well, either.
     
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  13. The Rock

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    About Chevy Chase, I think he was (and still is) a much bigger bully than Bill. I don't think anyone who has worked with him has a kind word to say about Chevy Chase.

    As for Bill, I think he was high on drugs most of the time back in those days.
     
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