The new Star Trek movie is a success and so people are already thinking of sequels, and of course the subject of William Shatner is already being talked about in the media. And it should come as no surprise that this time Bill is again saying nice things and talking about how he wants to be in it. We have that plus a new Shatner/Star Trek sketch and a ShatnerVision interview with Karl Urban.
Bill hears Star Trek is wonderful + wants to be in sequel
In TrekMovie’s recent interview with JJ Abrams, the director said that the hardest decision for him was to not include William Shatner in Star Trek and that it was "a possibility" he could appear in the sequel. JJ repeated this even more recently in an interview with MTV.
And apparently Bill is ready to suit up as well. In an interview promoting Raw Nerve in Australia, the subject came up (or course), here is an excerpt:
Shatner is nothing but warm with his words about Abrams and the new Star Trek movie.
"No, I haven’t seen the movie yet," Shatner gently responds during a phone interview.
"I’m looking forward to it. I hear it is wonderful and it has received some wonderful reviews."
With the success of Abrams’ first effort, there is talk of a Star Trek sequel.
Shatner says he is open to being cast in the sequel.
"I would be delighted to be in it," Shatner responds.
Shatner is also open to inviting Abrams on Raw Nerve, but don’t expect Shatner to use his talk show to attack Abrams. Again, he wants to take the friendly route.
"I would love to," Shatner says when asked if he would invite Abrams to be a guest on the talk show.
Read the rest of the interview at Sydney Morning Herald.
Ferguson’s Shatner Star Trek Sketch
As an example of how ubiquitous the Shatner/Abrams/Star Trek thing is, here is yet another sketch about William Shatner and the Star Trek movie, this time coming from last week on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, with what may be the world’s worst Shatner impersonation.
Urban: Star Trek is sexy and back
And rounding out our Shatner/Star Trek news, one of the guests of William Shatner’s Horse Show Charity dinner a month ago was Karl Urban. The ShatnerVision guys were there to do a brief video interview which covers familiar ground, but there is a great Urban as Trekkie moment at the end: