The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg spoke at length to our intrepid starship captain about Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary, his friendship with Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek Beyond, and much more.
The interview, part of THR’s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast, touches upon many parts of Shatner’s career, but mostly focuses on his Star Trek experience. Shatner is very open and thoughtful throughout and it makes for one of the better Trek-related interviews he’s done in recent years.
On the experience of making TOS:
There were three leads in the show and the three of us got along extremely well…it was a well-written part — I got to do a lot of things, a lot of wonderful things, as an actor. That was a terrific three years for an actor.
On whether he’d ever be interested in playing Captain Kirk again:
I would play an old Captain Kirk, absolutely, but you’d have to have an interesting character, not a cameo like, ‘Here I am, aren’t I interesting!’
The podcast is 46 minutes in length and, in my opinion, well worth the time. It can be found here.