In a new interview promoting some upcoming events in Australia, Star Trek’s original Kirk William Shatner looks back and says he is "proud" of his work on Star Trek, and looks forward saying that even though he would like to be in the 2012 Star Trek sequel, he thinks we are "beyond that" happening.
Shatner – proud of his time on Star Trek doesn’t expect to be in 2012 sequel
In a new interview with the Australian Courier Mail, William Shatner pondered his career, including his past as Captain of the Star Trek franchise, saying:
The level of Star Trek is both earnest and ironic. I think of Star Trek at its best as being really good and when I was at my best I was good in it. There were some – if not many – missteps but at its best it was really terrific. So I am both proud of it and at the same time I am aware that some people think it was a soap opera and the sets were cheap and the effects – I can’t even call them computer effects – were awful by today’s standards.
And of course there was also talk about appearing in the 2012 Star Trek sequel. Although he continues to express an interest, the actor seems resigned to not be part of Star Trek’s future:
I would be so interested in doing it, especially with that wonderful director J.J. Abrams, but I don’t see how it’s possible and maybe we all have gone beyond that.
But Bill did say that he has some more in store for Trek fans, talking up his upcoming documentary The Captains, noting:
I have shot a wonderful documentary where I talk to all the captains of Star Trek and try to find a common denominator and in the meantime have some fun talking to them about them and their lives.
William Shatner and wife Elizabeth picking up goodies yesterday at GBK Oscar Globes Gift Lounge in Hollywood – Bill thinks doesn’t think he’s getting into the Star Trek sequel
SHATNER IN OZ
William Shatner’s interview was to promote two upcoming events in Australia.
April 2nd Sydney/April 3rd Melbroune: "Hub Productions: Star Trek 2011" at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre – Tickets cost $150 (AUS$). Described as:
William Shatner, Scott Bakula, JG Hertzler, Robert O’Reilly and Suzie Plakson will be appearing on Saturday 2nd April 2011 in Sydney from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday the 3rd April 2011 in Melbourne from 9.00am to 6.00pm.
The event features the guests live on stage for a few stories, anecdotes as well as Question and Answers. There will also be a variety of events throughout the day, such as auctions, raffles and trivia. There will also be merchandise as well as rare collectables available to purchase from the dealers. You will also have the chance to meet the guests and acquire autographs and professional photographs.
April 11th -Brisbane: "Kirk, Crane and Beyond: William Shatner Live" at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre – Tickets cost $149 (AUS$). Described as:
Join the man himself for one, mad, glorious evening, packed with anecdotes, lessons learned and pearls of wisdom. With his wry sense of humour, this Actor, Producer, Director, Musician and Celebrity Pitchman will take you on an outrageously entertaining journey.
POLL: Shatner in the sequel?
Once again we must ask the age old question, do you want more Bill?