Takei Fires Back At Shatner October 22, 2008by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Shatner,TOS , trackback
Looks like we got ourselves a full Orignal Series star war going on here. Yesterday we posted the new video from William Shatner taking some shots at George Takei, and today Entertainment Tonight caught up with Takei and gave him a chance to shoot back. See the video below.
Takei: ‘we did invite Bill’
Takei tells Entertainment Tonight that he did try and bury the hatchet with William Shatner by inviting him to his wedding, but that Bill didn’t show up (Takei also says that Shatner has not shown up at many events related to other TOS figures). See the ET video below.
Shat Takei feud big news
Entertainment Tonight isn’t alone in picking up on the latest video from The Shatner Project. Shatner’s Takei tirade was picked up by dozens of news organizations from gossip rags to TV networks to major newspapers. Here are just a few:
Perez Hilton: Captain Kirk attacks Sulu!!!
The Times (UK): William Shatner hits out at George Takei after wedding snub
Washington Post: How Webby is William Shatner?
Nimoy and Shatner talk Prop 8
Takei talks a lot about Proposition 8, which is on the ballot in California this November. As it turns out William Shatner has been asked about this exact issue. A recent gala for the LA Philharmonic (dedicated to to Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen) was attended by both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, and the LA Times ‘Dish Rag’ blog asked them both about it. From that article
The Dish Rag asked Nimoy if he’d attended the wedding of his "Trek" costar George Takei (a.k.a. Lieutenant Sulu) to his longtime life partner, Brad Altman, and how he felt about Prop 8.
“We got an invite and sent George and Brad an e-mail and told them unfortunately we had to be in New York that day –- but we sent them our best wishes,” said Nimoy.
He added: “Absolutely NO on Prop 8 because I believe that gay people have every right to get married and share their lives. George and Brad have been together for many years. They have every right to be together in any way they choose. Prop 8 is completely unjust.”
Shatner was all too happy to talk about the night’s honoree: “I have followed Esa’s career to when he first came here, then to the Hollywood Bowl then to this amazing musical venue here.”
Since it was reported Takei did not invite him to his wedding due to their acrimonious history, we just asked about Prop 8.
“That’s not about music,” said Shatner, before concluding our chat. “That has a dissident sound to it."