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Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by ralph, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Longinus

    Longinus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    This would instantly elevate the quality of the show!
     
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  2. Red Shirt

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    :guffaw::rofl: :techman:
     
  3. Fandango831

    Fandango831 Commander Red Shirt

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    No to Shatner and no to Kirk. Kirk is an Lt. at this point at best and more than likely just a cadet. I don't want to see anyone from TOS in this show. I'd rather a wonderful seperate experience that doesn't try to jerk off the Original Series for no real reason other than leading into it ten years down the road. As for Good Ole Bill at this point no one would see him other than as Kirk and him playing some other legend type captain/admiral would only spark more flame and would eat production budget like no tomorrow for an actor well out of his prime.

    As for the seeing other actors for Captains/Fleet Captains/Admirals that have "canon" history already in Trek I'd prefer see guys like Stephen Amell, Johnny Galecki, or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Some good TV actors that could easily fulfill cameo roles on screen.
     
  4. Turd Ferguson

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    As mentioned before, Jim Kirk died in Star Trek Generations and George Kirk is either serving on the Kelvin (or got transferred to his own command). The only way Shatner would make sense is playing George's father, with whom Shatner would be the perfect age. Either have him be an admiral in Starfleet or the captain of his own freighter (being attacked by Klingons). If they HAVE to bring Jim Kirk onto Discovery, I'd prefer it to be Chris Pine. Also, Shatner as April would be terrible.
     
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  5. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Never going to happen. They are not going to mix movie and tv actors together. They could have brough back Ben Cross and Winona Ryder as Spock and Amanda Grayson, but they recast both. If Spock or Kirk make appearance they will be played by different actors than in the movies.
     
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  6. Butters

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    I'd always hoped that Shatner would return with the others to refilm their aged scenes for a special edition deadly years.
     
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  7. Worf2DS9

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    I wouldn't want to see Shatner playing someone else. It would just pull me right out of the episode because we wouldn't be seeing whatever character he was supposed to be playing, such as April or whomever. In Star Trek, he'll always be Kirk, and should always be Kirk.
     
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  8. Scotty's Scotch Bottle

    Scotty's Scotch Bottle Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    MIRROR UNIVERSE!!!
     
  9. The Wormhole

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    I'm picturing the two of them in the spore-drive chamber performing with Michael, Stamets and Tilly outside, and Tilly screams "Fuck yeah!"
     
  10. indranee

    indranee Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's not a bad idea. He's grown on me since 2009. I loved his turn in Hell and High Water. And his take on Kirk wasn't bad considering how badly he was written for the first two movies. If they really need to, I'd rather he play Kirk than some other actor.
     
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  11. indranee

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    Wouldn't be averse to him either :D
     
  12. mos6507

    mos6507 Commodore Commodore

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    I think he could do it but he'd have to sort of forcibly try to recreate a more youthful, higher pitched, more fast-paced, clipped delivery. He could not just play the part like he did in VI or Generations.
     
  13. mos6507

    mos6507 Commodore Commodore

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    The Deadly Years rapidly aged him starting from the vantage point of his fit frame. Only if Shatner hadn't gained so much weight would his appearance make sense.
     
  14. Jarvisimo

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    Kirk will be somewhere/everywhen in the Nexus still, just like Guinan ;)
     
  15. Delaware123

    Delaware123 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Shatner can play the Priceline Guy, except he fell into a vortex of savings, and got sucked out of space-and-time. Hey, it makes at least as much sense as the Nexus Ribbon.
     
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  16. Brainsucker

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    Just let him play as Kirk. I mean James Kirk's grand father. An old retired starfleet officer who live on Earth.
     
  17. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I don't think Star Trek really would need to overly explain it.

    "Are you alright?"

    "I've been dead once, so this is nothing."

    I remind people Kirk personally knows someone who came back from the dead.

    :)
     
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  18. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    "How did you come back from the dead?"

    "Wasn't easy!"
     
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  19. CorporalClegg

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    I don't care who he plays as long as they write a scene were Shatperson and Lorca are in Lorca's ready room smashing aggressively smashing fortune cookies, pretending to read them, but actually shouting quippy insults at each other.
     
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  20. Attentiveluke

    Attentiveluke Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Whoopi Goldberg for Cpt April. She fits More with STD casting and ethos.