Watch Clips Of Shatner (Accepting For JJ Abrams) From Spike Scream Awards

Tomorrow night Spike TV airs their Scream Awards, and as we reported last weekend, JJ Abrams new Star Trek film does very well. We now have some clips from the show, where you can see William Shatner on stage accepting an award for the movie and talking to JJ Abrams about how he isn’t in it.


Bill is a Scream
Here is a clip from William Shatner accepting the ‘Ultimate Scream’ award on behalf of JJ Abrams, who was also there. Bill notes he still hasn’t seen the Star Trek movie, but ponders how “big” it could have been with him in it, asking JJ to give him a call for the next one. .

And here is a behind the scenes clip of Bill, promoting the show.

There are no other clips of the Star Trek wins available, but here is one of Megan Fox beating Zoe Saldana for Best Actress, where Fox discusses the rumors about her and the Transformers film makers.


Spike Scream Awards airs Tuesday night at 10PM.

More info at the official site,


Press Release


Taylor Lautner Wins Breakout Performance Award
And Debuts World Premiere Footage Of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Franchise Reboot Of “Star Trek” Tops The Competition With Six Honors With Original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, On Hand

“SCREAM 2009” Premieres Tuesday, October 27 At 10 PM, ET/PT On Spike TV

Two vampire sagas thrived at night at “SCREAM 2009,” the first and only event honoring the best in fantasy, sci-fi, comics and horror. “Twilight” sunk its teeth into four trophies, including best Fantasy Movie, with Breakout Performance winner Taylor Lautner on hand to unveil world premiere footage from the forthcoming “Twilight Saga: New Moon.” Not to be outdone, HBO smash hit “True Blood” garnered four awards, with series creator Alan Ball and cast members Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell and Rutina Wesley in attendance to accept their honors. The star-studded event was held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT).

One of the night’s highlights featured an on stage legend meeting an on screen icon, as Keith Richards was presented the SCREAM Rock Immortal award by Johnny Depp at Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009.” The living legend, Rolling Stones guitarist and songwriter was greeted by a standing ovation before receiving his introduction to immortality from Depp, who famously patterned his Academy Award-nominated turn as Captain Jack Sparrow in “The Pirates of the Caribbean” movie trilogy after Richards.

Also on hand was Megan Fox, star of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” which captured five awards, including one for Fox’s female lead performance. She accepted the award and reaffirmed her dedication to the franchise’s continued success.

Legendary creator of some of the most famous comic book franchises in history, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, Stan Lee left the audience with mouths agape as the 86-year-old visionary arrived on stage via a giant spider to accept the Comic-Con Icon award from Peter Parker himself, Tobey Maguire.

A franchise that is certain to live long and prosper, the JJ Abrams reboot of “Star Trek” led the way with six honors, including the night’s most prestigious, The Ultimate Scream, accepted by the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner.

The cast of the “Big Bang Theory” introduced a tribute to one of the decade’s most influential science fiction series, “Battlestar Galactica.” A moving cast reunion for a farewell tribute took place, featuring Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis, Kate Vernon, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco, Tahmoh Penikett and executive producer David Eick. Olmos led the crowd in a rousing rendition of “So Say We All” after thanking the passionate “Battlestar Galactica” fanbase for its support over the years.

Spike TV also debuted world premiere and exclusive never-before-seen footage from highly anticipated theatrical releases, including the upcoming Martin Scorsese directed “Shutter Island,” which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” starring Johnny Depp, and the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel. Also presented was an extensive preview of the forthcoming ABC series, “V.”

The fourth annual “SCREAM” event featured appearances by the industry’s biggest stars including Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Jennifer Carpenter, Eliza Dushku, Harrison Ford, Megan Fox, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Earle Haley, Hugh Jackman, Justin Long, Sam Raimi, John C. Reilly, Christina Ricci, Eli Roth, Liv Tyler and Elijah Wood, among many others.

“For one night only, The Greek Theatre became ‘The Geek Theatre’ as thousands of ravenous fans came together to celebrate their heroes and the films, TV shows and comics they love,” said “SCREAM 2009” co-executive producer Michael Levitt.

For a complete list of winners and to view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of this year’s “SCREAM,” visit

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” are Taco Bell, Subaru, Geico and

Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt served as executive producers for “SCREAM 2009.” Greg Sills was supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading were producers and Hamish Hamilton directed.


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Gotta get the Shat in Star Trek 12… Kirk prime needs a better ending.

No joke, Bill. See the frakkin’ movie already.

The rest of the bit is charming. But, now you’re just being insulting to everyone who worked on ST 09.


That’s such a joke, accepting an award for a movie he refuses to accept as important enough to watch.

As much as I love Bill’s work as Kirk in previous years, seriously; his absence didn’t hurt the first movie, and it won’t the second one. I don’t want to see him as Kirk again, at this stage, I want to remember him as he was.

Please No Shat in ST12.

I look forward to seeing this tomorrow. And it’s good to see that Bill and JJ have a sense of humor about everything. I think it’s awesome that JJ recently referred to Shatner as one of his friends, and mentioned a new meeting between the two. Let’s hope this leads to Bill being given a role in the next movie!!!

I’m wondering if Bill saw Trek quite some time ago but he wants/needs to keep the joke going.

I agree with Megan Fox, she doesn’t deserve any of the awards she’s won.

Obviously very tongue in cheek.

The local radio station up here has a show called “Couch Potatoes” where they discuss movies and television. Yesterday while talking about Star Trek, they mentioned that JJ Abrams stated he had figured out a way to get Shatner into the next movie.

Anyone hear anything else like this…?

Seeing Bill Shatner as a retired Kirk in an “Ashes of Eden” -style adventure at the end of Trek XII would be COOL to watch. A better end to an incredible ride, if Kirk dies, he dies ALONE. As he stated in “The Final Frontier…” Technically, Picard watched Kirk Prime die, so he wasn’t alone. What if after this adventure he embarks on, he dies saving a starship from peril like in “Generations.” The ideas are coming, let’s ALL weigh in on these ideas!


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I get a great kick out of Mr. Shatner, and I appreciate his hammy sense of humor.

I don’t know if Megan Fox is just doing damage control or not, but she certainly is easy on the eyes.

It looks like 50% of we who participate in the polls here want to see Klingons in the next film. I can’t wait to see what the Supreme Court has in mind. If we must see a villain, I wouldn’t mind the Tholians, or the Gorn, or someone/something a bit more obscure than Klingons.

If, by chance, Shatner IS in the next movie I hope JJ locks it down to a small cameo role. I say that knowing the Shat will push for a substantial part. Something that, at this point, he doesn’t deserve. His hammy style of acting would only tarnish an otherwise polished production.

#10: I do hope the Supreme Court follows their own gut instincts without permitting we fans to pollute the storyline.

Any work of art that caters primarily to the whims of a select few is in dire trouble.

Bob, Alex and JJ… please do what you feel is best.

A nice flash forward (or some such) of no more than three minutes. That’s all we need. Please, Bill, JJ, don’t kill the next movie by forcing an 80 year old Kirk on us. There are wonderful ways to tip the hat WITHOUT trying to recapture past glories.

12. Yes, but don’t writers write to please themselves? To introduce situations they’ve chosen and consider entertaining? It doesn’t get more ‘catering to a select few’ than that.

Does anyone have any links or any details on what the original plan for Kirk in Generations was? If I recall, he was supposed to be on the ENterprise D fighting Klingons and die in the captains chair…that sounds so much better.

I’d love to see Shatner in the next movie in a meaningful role. He doesnt have to die but if he does, it should be on the bridge of the Enterprise.

I would love to see the Tholians, Gorn or Talosians in the sequel, but please no more ‘terrorists’. I think that has already been a bit overdone in STII, STV, STVI, STVII, STIX, STX, STXI.

#11: “His hammy style of acting would only tarnish an otherwise polished production.”

Given that Abrams has already demonstrated his fondness for scenery-chewing bwa-ha-ha villains motivated mainly by being crazy-go-nuts, I think the answer is simple: have Shatner play the snarling bad guy, and his acting style is suddenly in the zone.

All together now…………………


PLEASE GOD NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


FROM HELLS HEART STAB AT HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Also please kill annoying girl in front row shouting throughout Shatners bit.

It looks as though Klingons are the latest Flavor of the Day here. Last month it was Khan, hands down. haha

Bring on The Shat in the next movie!

Why is Bill refusing to see Star Trek 09? Just cause he’s not in it? That can’t be the reason, surely he’s not THAT petty.

And I am devastated that the rumors of a falling out between Megan Fox and the transformers crew are false. She didn’t deserve that award. Not one bit.

I am really tired of Shatner popping up every now and then just to have a dig at the new torchbearers of the franchise, I did not, do not and will not want to see him in another trek movie, his portrayal of Kirk was best suited to the campness of the other films, it would not fit with Abrams and Co’s version. IMHO.
Also, his persistance in rebuffing the new movie, and the lack of grace he has shown speak volumes.

If he is in ST:12, I for one will be sorely disappointed that a spoilt begrudging old man has gotten his way. . . At the cost of placating a few fanboys.

Andorians for the next movie. And antenae on the back of their head like the original.

Oh, and love Shatner.

I love Shatner, but that clip was a train wreck.

15 – This blog has an outstanding summary of the production of Generations

Hurley’s story sounded like what became Species 8472 on Voyager, but Kirk is only a holodeck character.


“Any work of art that caters primarily to the whims of a select few is in dire trouble.

Bob, Alex and JJ… please do what you feel is best.”


I agree wholeheartedly. Perhaps the day that I produce a major motion picture or two, then I will then have the experience to question the work of these good gentlemen. Until then, I will truly appreciate the excellent and entertaining movies that they have produced.

Shatner is a smooth operator, a publicity hound, and maybe a marketing genius. Gotta give him that! His new career now revolves around his other persona – “The Shat”. He plays it well, making tons of money along the way. Good for him!

Of course he’s seen the movie! Doesn’t matter if he loved it or hated it, “The Shat” hasn’t seen it and resents that he wasn’t in it. It’s all a game, folks. JJ is in on it, as is all of Hollywood. Entertainment for the unwashed masses, nothing more. Bread and circuses……..

who is that lady in the front row that keeps yelling things? Someone needs to put a muzzle on her.

I assume that this wasn’t even Shatner’s idea – that he was asked to by someone associated with the suits.

Anyone know?

Shatner’s days as Kirk are well behind him. I hope they stay there, as much as I loved seeing him in the show and movies.

I wanted a cameo of Shatner asTiberius Kirk in the next movie…..but now im not so sure…..the Shat kindda gets on my nerves now!!!

If the klingons are in the next movie should they have ridges on there foerheads or no ridges like the orignal series?

#29 … “I assume that this wasn’t even Shatner’s idea – that he was asked to by someone associated with the suits.”

Huh? Why should it have been Shatner’s idea? You think famous actors sit at home dreaming up ways to ambush awards shows? (rolls eyes)

The point is that Shat and JJ each showed a good sense of humor here. I don’t think you get that.

shatner could be the future kirk not of the original timeline, but of the alternate timeline! perhaps in the new timeline old kirk doesn’t die like he he did in generations, and lives a long and complete life. perhaps he goes back in time to warn his younger self about an event that’s about to happen.

but wait. that would create an entirely new alternate timeline. my head hurts.

Shatner was hilarious on Scream, but let’s keep him off the set of ST12.

Everyone reading this really needs to check out the Scream Awards as its such a kick ass award show!!!!!

Shatner could play the bridge- big enough…

Greg2500 #25

Generations was a muddled mess of a movie… Has there ever been a better example of lazy writing than the nexus? a place where time doesn’t exist and you can simply think yourself out of..WTF? I don’t think I have ever seen a major motion picture with more plot holes or lapses in logic than Generations.

Generations should have been a really fun passing of the torch from the original series to TNG… It should have had the two crews somehow team up for a great lighthearted adventure… How cool would it have been to see Kirk and Spock in action aboard the Enterprise D for example?

Instead we got a strangely depressing film about mortality and the single worst death of any major fictional character in the history of cinema… To this day I don’t understand why they even had Shatner in the movie (Shatner was a distraction. His scenes felt like they came from an entirely different film) and why did they feel the need to kill off Kirk in the manner they did… The film is a mess.

There would be one more bright moment (First Contact) before the total collapse of the franchise would begin, but Generations was an ominous sign of what was to come.

P.S. They should have listended to Mr. Nimoy and not rushed the film into production.

I love how Shatner says “…and a taser gun.” on the second clip.


Love Bill, but seriously, he isn’t needed in Trek 2.1. The world has moved on. Give the new kids a chance to blossom without the distraction of any cameos. They can do it.
No #37- you are so right. Couldn’t agree more. I thought Patrick shone in that movie and I was always happy to see Bill play Kirk, but jeez, as you say, just depressing.

#33: “Huh? Why should it have been Shatner’s idea?”

Um. What?

“The point is that Shat and JJ each showed a good sense of humor here. I don’t think you get that.”

I think I do. What are you talking about?

Am I the only person on the planet who gets Shatner’s humour?

No – he never fails to make me grin. :)

#40 …in post #29, you wrote: “I assume that this wasn’t even Shatner’s idea – that he was asked to by someone associated with the suits.”

I then asked why you thought it might be Shatner’s idea. Of course it wasn’t his idea; his job is not to come up with stunts for the Scream Awards. Your question seemed most illogical. What don’t you get?

The Shatner JJ feud is a neverending source of hilarity :-)

“Spike TV also debuted world premiere and exclusive never-before-seen footage from highly anticipated theatrical releases, including the upcoming Martin Scorsese directed “Shutter Island,” which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” starring Johnny Depp, and the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel. Also presented was an extensive preview of the forthcoming ABC series, “V.”

Buhhh? Wuhhh?!!

Holy crap, I am so sick to death of whining Trekkies bemoaning Generations, and openly crying to have elderly Shatner in the next movie. I love Shatner’s Kirk, it will always be the quintessential Kirk for me. But it’s time to move on. It made sense to have an elderly Spock, but Kirk? Come on. That character should never be portrayed as an old, overweight parody, which is how Shatner would come across if they gave him the part again.

Well said Scott!!!

Shatner is great…

Regarding a possible future appearance of Shatner-Kirk (or of any other Prime-Verse incarnation of the TOS protagonists) within the narrational framework of the New Star Trek Universe, I personally do favor such a story element for the following reason:

Due probably more to circumstance rather than to deliberate planning, the TOS characters, over time, have been allowed not only to grow and mature, but to truly age as well. From my point of view, this trajectory represents a crucial element of character building that sets apart STAR TREK from many other US TV- and movie narratives.

Placing the long established, old(er) TOS protagonists continuously at the center of the narrative, rather than reducing them to supporting mentor figures, or replacing them altogether by other, younger characters, has introduced a rather unique temporal dimension into the fictional world of STAR TREK.

This story trait represents a distinct feature of the TOS-portion of the franchise and remains missing from most of the other prominent American pop-cultural narratives, whose hero characters often do exist, and quite deliberately so, in an almost perpetual state of a nondescript here and now.

No Shatner in ST12 !!!!!!!!!

The fact that he hasn’t even seen ST11 says it all. Shat is self-centered, greedy, and whiny. He has no appreciation for the fact that JJ and team triumphantly revived a dying franchise and he has no respect for the new ST family. He doesn’t deserve another shot at ST. He’s a has-been who has been milking old glories for all the cash that they’re worth.

He needs to learn a lesson from his old friend, Leonard Nimoy. He is a class act.