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William Shatner Refused "Star Trek" Cameo

Posted: September 10th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
William Shatner Refused "Star Trek" CameoSubmit Comment
I still find it hard to believe that William Shatner will not appear in the upcoming "Star Trek" film. But director JJ Abrams keeps saying that Shatner's participation might ruin what they are trying to do with the new movie.

Now, AMC's SciFi Scanner had the chance to speak to Abrams, who once again mentioned that Shatner will not even have a cameo, but also explains why.

"We actually had written a scene with him in it that was a flashback kind of thing, but the truth is, it didn't quite feel right," said Abrams. "The bigger thing was that he was very vocal that he didn't want to do a cameo. We tried desperately to put him in the movie, but he was making it very clear that he wanted the movie to focus on him significantly, which, frankly, he deserves. The truth is, the story that we were telling required a certain adherence to the Trek canon and consistency of storytelling. It's funny -- a lot of the people who were proclaiming that he must be in this movie were the same people saying it must adhere to canon. Well, his character died on screen. Maybe a smarter group of filmmakers could have figured out how to resolve that."

Click here to read more about "Star Trek."

Source: AMC


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Johnny Neat writes:
on September 10th, 2008 at 11:25:54 AM

Wow, drama.
bacci40 writes:
on September 10th, 2008 at 6:50:08 PM

shatner's ego gets in the way of a payday? unbelievable roflmao

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