In the November Starlog Magazine William Shatner says that is willing to play Kirk again ‘if the opportunity were right’. Since Shatner recently played Kirk to hawk DirecTV one would imagine that ‘opportunity’ = large sums of cash. The last thing we heard from Shatner was his rapid backpedalling on stating he and Trek XI produder JJ Abrams were meeting. That was when Shatner issued his odd "there’s gas and in this case, the gas is coming from JJ Abrams" comment. In Starlog the Shat has only praise for Abrams:
I think he’s the right guy…He’s the perfect person: He’s an aficionado and a brilliant storyteller and film-maker. If anyone can find the essence of ‘Star Trek’ and bring it up to date, he’s the man
Although the interview just showed up online when you look at the full article in the print version it appears it was done in August. That would put it a few weeks before the ‘gas’ statement. At the time Shatner was mentioning Abrams every time he got in front of a microphone, so the question is what happened to make Shatner do a U-turn. This seemingly erratic commentary is nothing new for the Shat, and we await the latest twist in the story.
Shatner also talks about returning to directing with a new project ‘The Shiva Club’, the possibility of a ‘Free Enterprise 2’, and how his Trek ‘Shatnerverse’ books are autobiographicsl. See Starlog.com for full interview