We are now in the second round of the "will William Shatner be in the new Star Trek movie" saga. Bill is out promoting his new CBS sitcom $#!* My Dad Says and the actor is again being asked about the next Trek. In today’s excerpt we have Bill joking about getting sushi with JJ Abrams. Excerpts below, plus some new video previews of Bill’s sitcom and Bill singing for Canadian Genie special.
Latest Bill/JJ/Sequel comment
Here is the latest exchange from William Shatner talking about JJ Abrams and the 2012 Star Trek movie (via Vulture).
Vulture: When the Star Trek remake came out, there were reports of contentiousness between you and director J.J. Abrams over not being cast in the movie. Are you guys all squared away now?
Shatner: Well, he’s so busy with his new series [Undercovers] that I can’t get him on the phone anymore. And I’m busy with my series [$#!* My Dad Says], he can’t get me on the phone anymore. But we’re going to meet for sushi one of these days.
Vulture: Would you lobby for a role in the Star Trek sequel?
Shatner He can have a role on my series. Up to now he hasn’t turned it down.
Shatner’s Sitcom Airs tonight on CBS + Hosting CBC Genie special Friday
William Shatner’s new sitcom $#!* My Dad Says premieres tonight on CBS at 8:30 PM (following The Big Bang Theory). Here is a preview
And here is a new video of Bill talking about the new show.
And for Canadian Trekkies, you can catch William Shatner hosting the special "Making a Scene: 30 years of Genies", looking back at 30 years of films which won Genies (the Canadian Oscars). The show airs in Canada on CBC on Friday at 7PM. Here is a clip of the show with Bill singing a special song.