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William Shatner Unveils Wax Figure Of Kirk – Says He Wants To Be In Star Trek Sequel

We already knew that William Shatner’s Kirk is immortal, but now Kirk has been immortalized, in wax. Today Madame Tussaud’s in Hollywood unveiled its wax figure of James T. Kirk, and William Shatner was there to help. And while he was mugging for the cameras, Bill also talked about the next Star Trek movie. See below for TrekMovie photos and video from the event.

 

Kirk in Wax!
William Shatner was at the Madame Tussaud’s on Hollywood Blvd to unveil the new Captain Kirk in Wax. They went with Wrath of Khan Admiral Kirk, which a source tells TrekMovie was the preference of CBS Paramount. Here is video of Shatner’s reveal.

Shatner is ready to go (again)
After the unveil and photos, Shatner talked briefly to the gaggle of reporters, when asked if he had plans to be in the next Star Trek movie, the actor stated:

I have no plans, because I don’t make those plans. JJ Abrams has my fate wrapped up in his two little hands. I would love to be in the next Star Trek, if he so thought that would be good for it

More photos
And more photos from the event (click to enlarge):

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November 4, 2009 5:27 pm

Bill looked the best in TMP and TWOK. His acting chops were great in TWOK and TSFS, TVH was a bit too hammy.

Go Bill!

GARY
November 4, 2009 5:27 pm

Excellent! First!

November 4, 2009 5:28 pm

Hey – I got a first. Thanks Tony. Now all I need is my ST2009 BluRay disc.

GARY
November 4, 2009 5:28 pm

ok ok! Second, Great likenesses from a profile view

GARY
November 4, 2009 5:28 pm

ok tHIRD

Penhall99
November 4, 2009 5:30 pm

Looks like they transported Shatner from 1982 to the present day!

Great job on the wax figure.

November 4, 2009 5:32 pm

That’s a pretty good WOK era Kirk figure. But the value will go down quickly since it’s been taken out of the packaging.

Imrahil
November 4, 2009 5:36 pm

It looks good by itself, but creepy as hell with him next to it. Also, never realized how little I like the TWOK bridge.

Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar
November 4, 2009 5:40 pm

I love seeing him sit in that chair!

Oregon Trek Geek
November 4, 2009 5:40 pm

Shatner looked great sitting in the chair. He could have played an older Kirk just fine. I wish they hadn’t killed off Kirk….

The figure itself is pretty accurate, looks good. And the set pieces look really good–are they originals from the movie era?

Totally cool….

John from Cincinnati
November 4, 2009 5:52 pm

I think if Paramount were smart, there are many many fans who would like to see a proper send off of William Shatner as James T. Kirk. Whether they work it in as a hologram or memory in the next movie or even in a future series. Kirk’s death in Generations was lame and I would like to see Shatner portray Kirk again at least once more, maybe even reflect on his tine on the NCC-1701, the crew and some of their missions together.

The TOS Purist aka The Purolator
November 4, 2009 5:56 pm

Why couldn’t they have immortalized TOS Kirk?

Just Another German Trekker
November 4, 2009 5:56 pm

@10: Hehe, well look closely – it’s just a 2-D cardboard diorama (:
… fooled me at first sight, too…

Trekkie626
November 4, 2009 6:03 pm

Hmmm… not only is shatner got less hair but is now shorter?

November 4, 2009 6:08 pm

Great camera work… –wink–

Lousy Canadian
November 4, 2009 6:12 pm

The wax figure looks so amazing. Great work!

Pat Payne
November 4, 2009 6:13 pm

That is an excellent likeness. Madame Tussaud’s does some exacting work! I’ve been meaning to go and see the Hollywood museum, now I’m going to have to go!

Will_H
November 4, 2009 6:20 pm

Figure looks great, bridge looks horribly inaccurate. Shatner’s…Shatner, as always.

CmdrR
November 4, 2009 6:22 pm

Nice likeness… BUT, since I’m a Trekkie, I must nit-pick. Kirk should be “doing something.” Actually, sitting in the captain’s chair, peering intently into the cosmos would be a good choice… or shooting his phaser… or leering at a chick. Something.

Anyway… Congrats, Bill.

November 4, 2009 6:22 pm

I would LOVE to see Shatner in the sequel. And Captain Kirk shouldn’t have to beg, man.

Turn him into a fully interactive hologram provided to Kirk by Spock Prime, if you must. Just DO it!

MC_Trekkie
November 4, 2009 6:23 pm

Does that You Tube video remind anyone else of the Opening of Generations? (Snapping cameras -once more on the Bridge after a new crew is there, etc)

Kinda bittersweet.

All I want is for this man to go out with some dignity, If Bob Orci reads these posts- I BEG you and your team to stop teasing this man. Figure out an honorable way for him to appear in the sequel or not, and please let that be the end of it.

It’s kinda like when Babe Ruth should have stopped but no one had the guts to tell him so.

And I am The ULTIMATE Shatner fan, and type this with (as Scott would say) a tear in m’ eye.

dredre2k
November 4, 2009 6:26 pm

I think they should have busted him in a 60’s uniform! I never liked the red pajama jackets too much! Plus the kirk w/ big hair is scurrry!!!

November 4, 2009 6:30 pm

Finally, an action figure that looks sort of like Shatner. I honestly thought it was impossible :)

shatner as mudd
November 4, 2009 6:41 pm

shatner should play harry mudd

Sean4000
November 4, 2009 6:42 pm

Not a bad likeness! Good job!

jas_montreal
November 4, 2009 6:47 pm

love it love it love it !!!

Now , lets get a KHAN wax figure !!!!!

nx01
November 4, 2009 6:47 pm

William Shatner is funny in this clip.
It was great to see him sit down in the captain’s chair.
I thought that the wax figure and bridge were well done.
i loved this style of uniform#22 is entitled to his opinion.
My least favorite uniform is the Star Trek motion picture pajama look.

Thank You “Trek Movie Staff” this clip made my day.

That One Guy
November 4, 2009 6:49 pm

Just put him as an Admiral on the council. If they got frakking Tyler Perry in there, they can put Shatner. Personally, I don’t really care, but that’s just a theory. Or does he HAVE to be as Kirk?

November 4, 2009 6:51 pm

And right there is evidence that Shatner can’t play Kirk anymore.

Unless they say Future Kirk is allergic to shellfish and he just shook hands with an Antedean.

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November 4, 2009 6:58 pm

ERROR ALERT: The set is TMP but the costume is TWOK… IT’S A DISASTER!

… Anyway, moving right along, it must be creepy to be confronted with a pretty darn accurate life-size replica of yourself, nearly 30 years older…

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November 4, 2009 6:59 pm

And, oh my, will you look at all those LENS FLARES

Ensign RedShirt
November 4, 2009 7:00 pm

12-

Because Paramount is afraid the masses will get confused and think it’s Chris Pine. Sad, but true.

JJm1
November 4, 2009 7:20 pm

Enough is enough, watch the damn movie! How could he really expect to be considered if all he does is brag about how he hasn’t had the time to watch it?? And the other excuse about not wanting to go to the movies is pretty lame…we’ll see after it comes out on dvd if the excuses continue.

Allen Williams
November 4, 2009 7:23 pm

Thats not WOK kirk. You need to rip open the uniform and spill blood on it. Then it would be WOK kirk.

Driver
November 4, 2009 7:29 pm

So is Shatner getting shorter as time goes on?

bob wagner
November 4, 2009 7:41 pm

I like the the Harry Mudd idea. Shatner’s a ham like Harry Mudd. His Denny Crane character would be even more hilarious.

Michael
November 4, 2009 7:55 pm

Acutually the TOS crew HAS already been immortilized in wax…and those waxfigs and faux set were sold at auction a while back.

Syn4Ever
November 4, 2009 7:56 pm

@10 – Shatner looked great sitting in the chair. He could have played an older Kirk just fine. I wish they hadn’t killed off Kirk….

Nimoy Agrees!

Loves the statue! Very cool!

November 4, 2009 7:59 pm

“…it must be creepy to be confronted with a pretty darn accurate life-size replica of yourself, nearly 30 years older…”

hahaha.

While the facial likeness is spot on, the body is somehow off. Be it the neck length or uniform fitting, something is off.

I also concur that he should be doing something, like leaning on that generic command chair.

Jim Cude
November 4, 2009 8:02 pm

William Shatner Hits Snooze Button – Says He Wants To Be In Star Trek Sequel; Shatner has lunch at Pizza Hut – Says He Wants To Be In Star Trek Sequel; etc etc.

DS9 IN PRIME TIME
November 4, 2009 8:07 pm

One last time for the shat would be ok with me.

Dalek
November 4, 2009 8:08 pm

Finally a Kirk figure that looks like Shatner!!!

I’m always for Bill appearing again. And the scene they wrote for you in the previous movie was worthy of you, it was VERY Kirk-like and worked!

Dan
November 4, 2009 8:27 pm

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNN!!!!!

Jim Nightshade
November 4, 2009 8:50 pm

I find that the wax figures vary greatly in overall lifelikeness-some look so real they should move while others look like they are dead and preserved and some look off somehow-like someone else-i agree the closeup shot looks pretty good but it is off a little bit-partly cuz he looks too stiff just standing-i agree he needs to be doing or looking at something-maybe have kirk surrounded by all the women he had in the tv show with all of em wearing the bwrely there slinky outfits they wore..oh yeah…giggity!

Jim Nightshade
November 4, 2009 8:55 pm

I have not been to the Hollywood wax museum but did visit the one in Vegas-when they first opened the last room was a theatre with a stage and they had a robot Elvis put on a ten minute show-it was very strange like chucky cheese meets vegas-i kept looking for the slot to put the quarters in haha

Will
November 4, 2009 9:01 pm

They really nailed it from a few specific angles. If they bring a similar figure to NYC I may actually go in that place instead of only ever going into Dave & Busters.

RetroWarbird
November 4, 2009 9:04 pm

Wow … wax sculpting has come a long way since the pretty thin ones I’ve seen in the past.

Rach
November 4, 2009 9:07 pm

Why didn’t they make a wax figure of the young, gorgeous captain kirk?(season 2, anyone?)

Captain Lonestar
November 4, 2009 9:11 pm

Is that wax figure using the same rug *ahem, i mean hair replacement system used by the Shat in TWOK? Or is it a replica? :) lol

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Chadwick
November 4, 2009 9:26 pm

Yea yea the wax figure is great, but the real issue here is Shatner wanting to be in the new movie. Until Shatner has the decency to see the new movie, I don’t want to hear any talk of him being in a new Star Trek. Its disrespect to the fans, to the franchise, the new actors, JJ, and most of all Gene. I saw the movie 6 times in theatres and many 4 or 5 times (in low quality) online and it still blows me away. I honestly think Shatner would have a blast watching the new movie, but he’s only hurting himself by not seeing it. Shatner as far as I am concerned, if you can’t even see the new movie you have no business being in the next one. Hell, Nichel and George hosted a special screening of the movie and you still have not seen it. Maybe you do belong in the past. Good night sir.

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