Star Trek’s William Shatner has said in the past that he doesn’t really like to review his old work, but in a new interview the original Captain James T. Kirk reflected on his time with Star Trek saying he could have done "better". Find out why below.
Shatner: I could do better
William Shatner gave an interview to the Orlando Sentinel promoting a convention appearance this weekend. The actor noted that one of the thing con attendees always want to know is about his favorite moment on Star Trek. But when the interviewer followed up asking Bill that same question, the actor got surprisingly contemplative. Here is the exchange:
What was your favorite moment in ‘Star Trek’ or did you have one?
The acting assignments were quite frequently challenging. I wish I had the knowledge of how to be an actor that I have now. I wish I knew then what I know now and could have applied it then. I see things I would have changed about my performance all the time….Even though I look at my performance and say that wasn’t bad, 55 percent of me is saying, ‘I could do that so much better now.’ I have a sense of satisfaction and a sense of dissatisfaction.
Perhaps this reflection is one of the reasons why Shatner has been talking so much about getting one more chance at playing James T. Kirk.
And, come on Bill, don’t be so hard on yourself. How can you improve upon this…
Bill in Orlando at Megacon
Shatner will be attending Megacon 2011 in Orlando Florida on Saturday. More info at www.megaconvention.com.