AOL Movies has a new interview with William Shatner covering the new Boston Legal episodes (where he reveals Denny Crane will be running for president) his upcoming autobiography (which he says will have you “laughing out loud”) and of course Trek. Shat talks about how he feels about not being in the new JJ Abrams Star Trek film, but how he hopes the movie will give new life to his Trek novels.
From the interview
AOL: What’s your involvement with J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ movie?
Shatner: Everybody knows more about it than I. I don’t even know whether they finished shooting or not. I’ve actually had nothing to do with it. It’s a shame, and I would have liked to have been a part of it, but the people doing it, for some reason or other, thought otherwise, and so I’m not.
AOL: Your most recent ‘Star Trek’ novel, ‘Collision Course,’ has a young James T. Kirk storyline. Will you be writing more ‘Trek’ novels?
Shatner: I don’t think so. The publishing company was very negligent on this last novel. I think they may have given up on it, so I would think that would be the last novel from me. Whether J.J. Abrams is capable of reigniting the franchise remains to be seen, and if he does, then perchance it won’t be the last.
Goto to AOL for the other 6 questions covering his famous SNL ‘Get a Life’ skit, his new autobiography and chat show and more.
Bill’s Live Chat to be available online
Many people were frustrated with the ‘live chat’ from ShatnerVision last week. There were a number of issues with the audio and so it really wasn’t possible to hear what Bill was saying. But don’t worry you will still be able to see and hear the chat. The people at ShatnerVision tell TrekMovie.com that the show will available in its entirety (split into segments) later this week.
Until then…enjoy this strange clip of Bill shooting his recent World of Warcraft commercial
If you haven’t seen the final Shatner WoW commercial…here it is: