William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy appeared today at a Creation’s New Jersey Star Trek convention. TrekMovie.com received a con report from Ky-Malairn who reports that Nimoy was pestered for details regarding his participation in the new film, but would only repeat
As of this time I don’t have a deal to be in the new Star Trek movie.
Nimoy seems to be playing with the ‘legalsm’ of not having a final deal, but as reported earlier it looks likely he has a part in the movie (but things can always change). The original Spock promised that more would be coming from J.J. Abrams Thursday at Comic Con, including "any plans and any casting that he has at that time." Nimoy did say that he thought the script was good. Regarding J.J. Abrams Nimoy said:
The most important thing is that I really think the Star Trek franchise is in very good hands and has a great future
Shatner not in the movie…wants to know what is going on
When Shatner appeared he told the audience not to believe Nimoy about the new movie because "he knows everything!." He repeated his story (reported earlier) about how he was not in the new film, but that Nimoy was. He joked with the crowd about not being able to understand why Paramount wanted Nimoy but not him since he was "so popular now." Shatner made it clear he is not in the movie:
I wish I were in it, but I’m not in it…what can I tell you?
When Nimoy came back on stage Shatner pulled a chair up for him so that he could be questioned about the movie. Shatner (comically) yelled at Nimoy when questioning him about the film,
What’s the plot!? Who does what to who!? I want to know what happens goddamnit! and why arent I in it!?
UPDATE: Nimoy Told Abrams Shatner should be in it
Doug (aka Frontier – Admin of The Omega Sector) sends in an update. During their joint session Shatner and Nimoy had the following exchange:
Shatner: Did you tell him [Abrams] you thought I should be in it?
Nimoy: Yes, I did. I told Abrams I think it would be much better with you in it.
see the rest of Doug’s report at TheOmegaSector
new videos have been uploaded to YouTube from the con from user unclebripa…here is a selection from the Nimoy/Shat talks
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Many thanks to Ky Malarin and Doug for the reports, and unclebripa for the videos
Image courtesy MrShutterBug (see full flickr gallery from Cherry Hill)