On Saturday William Shatner appeared at the TrekExpo in Tulsa, OK. At the event, Bill gave the audience an update on future Trek-related projects, commenting on the Star Trek sequel, giving more details on his "Captains" documentary, and talking more specifically about Free Enterprise 2. See details below and watch video from the event.
Shatner on his Trek future
At the Tulsa TrekExpo a fan asked Shatner if he was going to play his great grand-father in the next Star Trek movie. Shatner then went into a whole history of how he had a public debate with JJ Abrams over the first movie (and not being in it), then went on to talk about his future with Trek. Here is what he had to say about three future Trek-related projects…
Shatner on Star Trek sequel
You may have noticed I am not the same. In forty years my cells have changed seven times, so this is my seventh iteration of this body. How do you put the old Captain Kirk in with the new Captain Kirk? I don’t know. So, they are going to make another movie in about a year and in the meanwhile I have become kind of acquaintance buddies with JJ Abrams and I don’t know what the future will bring apropos of Star Trek.
Shatner on ‘Captains’ Documentary
I am doing a documentary in which I get to interview all the captains of Star Trek. I am in the middle of doing it right now. Just three days ago I was interviewing Scott Bakula, spent five hours with him on a horse and in a Mexican restaurant having a great time listening to him [see TrekMovie photo]. And at the same time, what I am having the captains do is to interview me. So we tell anecdotes and experiences of our life and what we think and feel and I am going to do that with Patrick Stewart in England in a week, and then to New York with Kate [Mulgrew] and so it goes.
Shatner on Free Enterprise 2
Shatner: Free Enterprise…remember the film? Well we are doing a sequel, Free Enterprise 2. So they have got me involved in some fun stuff. And I will be shooting that in the next month or so.
Shatner appears on Sunday at the Star Trek convention in Vancouver. TrekMovie has someone on the scene, so we will be reporting back on any more updates from Bill, plus we’ll have a full report and photos from the event.
See Shatner talk about these things (from very far away) in the video below, he also talks. (Big thanks to jasonandrewiee on YouTube)