If you just cannot get enough of Shat talking about not being in the movie…here is more from Shatnervision. Shatner says he has ‘known for a while’ that he will not be in the new Star Trek, and that he called director J.J. Abrams after the recent rumors hit the tabloids to tell him he wasn’t upset. The original Captain Kirk did admit to being ‘disappointed.’
A cunning plan?
It has been suggested that this is all some elaborate ruse on the part of the film’s producers. I suppose that is possible, but if so then Shatner really is putting his best effort into it. But the logic seems hard to grasp. How does it help the film to have Shatner talk about his ‘disappointment?’ How does it help to let the world know that Nimoy is in but keep the Shatner thing a secret? There can be no doubt that if Shatner were in it, they would want to keep that a secret until a time of their suiting, but the the most likely scenario would be that Shatner would be doing what Nimoy is doing now and what he was doing in the fall…not saying he is or isn’t in the film. It seems to me unfair to the fans to have him be so vocally denying that he is in the film, when to keep it a secret he could just say nothing or say something vague. So again where is the benefit for him to be so blatantly lying.
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