On Thursday three Star Trek luminaries got into a funny (but pointed) exchange on Twitter. It all started with a belated Birthday wish from William Shatner to Damon Lindelof, then Brannon Braga jumped in and well you have to see it for yourself below.
Shatner, Lindelof and Braga Twitter Exchange
On Thursday Star Trek’s original Kirk William Shatner decided to give new Star Trek producer Damon Lindelof a belated birthday wish on Twitter, but he also threw in a bit of a jab about his quest to get into the JJverse.
@damonlindelofI heard it was your bday yesterday. I would have made a fuss but you didn’t put me in your movie…TWICE!#yesiholdgrudges
Lindelof then replied with the following tweets…
@WilliamShatner Bill, I am both wildly geeking out that you acknowledged my bday and wildly geeking out that you hold a grudge against me.
@williamshatner You know what else holds a grudge?The time/space continuum.Kirk fell off a cliff and died.#WhyWouldGodNeedAStarship
@WilliamShatner All that said, I only get to play in this universe because of YOU. And I am profoundly grateful for that. #sincere
@WilliamShatner Also, I’m getting a T-Shirt made that says —
"Shatner Has A Grudge Against Me So Why The Fuck Should I Care What YOU Say?"
It then seemingly ended with this exchange
@DamonLindelof So then we’re good? ;-)
@WilliamShatner We are BEYOND good. We are, in fact, where no good has gone before. #HolyShitBillShatnerTweetedAWinkyFaceAtMe
However, by that time veteran Star Trek writer/producer Brannon Braga was also weighing in (on the death of Kirk in Star Trek Generations which Lindelof had referred to earlier), launching another exchange…
Sigh. We all make mistakes…
@WilliamShatner @BrannonBraga Somehow, this keeps getting better.
@BrannonBraga @damonlindelof Ahhh Brannon and Damon two of the most despised in the Kirk Universe! All we need is Orci to complete trifecta!
@DamonLindelof @WilliamShatner It was a script typo. We accidentally wrote: Killed by ‘Bridge on Kirk’ instead of ‘Kirk on the Bridge.’
That seemed to be the end of it, but a few hours later Shatner offered this.
I abandoned you all just as soon as things got interesting on here but we finally addressed the Kirk issue on the perfect date, no less!
Thanks to Jason