It appears that Shatner is still out and about and talking to the press. In a couple of new interviews with MTV the actor again talks about being disappointed about not being in the Star Trek movie, but also expressed confidence in director JJ Abrams. Shatner also gave details on his apparently very brief meeting with Chris Pine (the new Kirk) and talked extensively about a 1992 singing performance at the first MTV Movie Awards.
Shatner on the new Star Trek Movie:
I’m solidly behind being disappointed that I’m not in it. Passage of time, for sure; that was me a long time ago. It’ll be interesting to see whether [the new movie] is successful or not. If anyone can make ‘Star Trek’ live, [Abrams] can do it. The question is: Is it still alive, or is it time for all of us to move on?
Shatner on his meeting with Chris Pine (which apparently it wasn’t much of a meeting):
I met him and just said hello
Shatner also talked about the one Star Trek film he directed, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. He puts the blame on the poor performance of that film to too many compromises. More on that and more at MTV.com
Shatner on 1992 MTV Movie Awards
One of William Shatner’s more interesting singing performances was from the 1992 MTV Movie Awards where he performed all the songs nominated for song of the year. Here are a couple of examples:
In a separate new video interview with MTV, Shatner now gives the inside story on these performances: