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More On Shatner's Possible Return To Trek

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the boldly-return dept.

Television 481

Tycoon Guy writes "Is that the sound of desperation I hear? TrekToday is reporting that, according to a trailer shown at CBS Television City, William Shatner will be appearing on Star Trek: Enterprise for a two-episode guest stint - as James T. Kirk! The most likely writers of his episodes are Trek novelists Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, who already resurrected Kirk in their books, and were just hired as story editors for Enterprise's fourth season." We reported a rumor to this effect a couple of months back.

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Tyrant Shatner? (1)

mfh (56) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921496)

I know they're going with Kirk but wouldn't it be funny if he played the tyrant from Sea Quest DSV [eeggs.com] , instead of Kirk? Anyone who saw this episode will know what I mean... he was terrible in it with a fake accent and all the Shatner pomp and circumstance.

But seriously, I would much rather see Spock [imdb.com] again.

Dot Com Stock (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921497)

I guess all that dot com stock for that travel company didn't pay off huh? Have to get back to his day job. Which I dont mind.

Japanese Breast Size Up (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921501)

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frizzle pizzle (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921502)

fo shizzle

mah nizzle

or whatever.

I'm... getting too... old for THIS.... ... shit! (5, Funny)

JPelorat (5320) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921503)

KHAAAAAN!!

Re:I'm... getting too... old for THIS.... ... shit (4, Funny)

JPelorat (5320) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921556)

Heh, geez, got any humorless mods here today? Oh yah, I see a couple right here. =P

Fact: Shatner is too old to play Kirk in the Enterprise timeline without some serious higgledy-piggledy with said timeline.

Probability: Yet Another Time Travel Adventure! YATTA!

Two ways (1)

www.sorehands.com (142825) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921637)

1. He is there from the episode where he ages rapidly.


2. Lots of special effect makeup.

Re:I'm... getting too... old for THIS.... ... shit (4, Funny)

sTalking_Goat (670565) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921757)

http://www.khaaan.com/

oh god please no (5, Funny)

l33t-gu3lph1t3 (567059) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921504)

Let's just all hope that Kirk doesn't go back to old habits, rip his shirt off, and fight a guy in a rubber suit...*shudders*

Re:oh god please no (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921666)

As George Takei would say .... "Oh My!"

Re:oh god please no (1)

shut_up_man (450725) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921720)

I suddenly got a horrid vision of a Trek / Star Wars crossover where Old Kirk wrestles Jabba the Hutt for the attentions of the green-skinned Twi'lek slave girl, Oola [starwars.com] .

Excuse me while I go sandblast that image out of my brain...

COMING SOON! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921506)

Star Trek Enterprise: The Original Series
Where Kirk must defeat the Time Travel dudes to once again save the earth... FROM THEMSELVES!

Or something equally as peposterous.

Re:COMING SOON! (4, Insightful)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921633)

Better yet- we find out that the shaddowy figure that has been advising the Suliban is Emperor Tiberius himself- Evil Kirk from the Mirror Universe.

first post (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921508)

fp!

When you can't write a decent story... (3, Insightful)

khasim (1285) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921513)

you can always fall back on guest appearances from characters from shows that had good writers.

This is just sad.

Re:When you can't write a decent story... (5, Informative)

eddy (18759) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921567)

"Brent Spiner Will Reportedly Appear On Enterprise. Marina Sirtis spilled the beans at a convention in Dallas that Spiner will appear in three episodes playing the grandfather of Data's creator, Dr. Noonien Soong." -- TVTome [tvtome.com]

Enterpise: Greatest Hits (4, Funny)

khasim (1285) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921746)

All your favourite characters!

Kirk!
Data!
Quark's mother!
The guy in the red shirt that got eaten by the monster on that planet they were trapped on!
We even have a special appearance by a cartoon Kzinti!
And Captain Janeway!

All the best from every Star Trek series, movie and cartoon EVER produced!

See Captain Kirk battle the Obsidian Order to save Beverly Crusher!

Uh oh... (0, Redundant)

GreatDrok (684119) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921515)

Kaaaaaahhhhnnnnnn!

Re:Uh oh... (3, Funny)

cosmo_the_third (642177) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921686)

"Redundant?" Please. I feel like this a perfect example of how sloppy moderates are getting these days. The first quote was "Khan!" (note the spelling), referring to the enemy Kirk met in an episode of the original series, and later in Star Wars II: The Wrath of Khan [imdb.com] . THIS post is in reference to "Kahn," who (I believe) is a villian who ran afoul of Catpain Krik in an esipode the original "Satr Terk" series.

Or something...

goodby priceline, hello star trek. (2, Funny)

kyoorius (16808) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921518)

Heh, I guess it's back to Star Trek after priceline kicked him out. Is Spock coming back as well?

Re:goodby priceline, hello star trek. (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921555)

I guess it's back to Star Trek after priceline kicked him out.

He's not out, he's still doing their ads. I think he's also a large (no pun intended) shareholder.

BTW, He can probably get you a really good deal on a ticket to Alpha Centauri.

Re:goodby priceline, hello star trek. (2, Informative)

liquidpele (663430) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921563)

I'm with priceline. With him the comercials would take 40 minutes!
go.. to... pricline.com........now!

I heard about an interview where they asked him why he would talk so slow. He answered that he did it for more on-camera time... kinda funny.

Re:goodby priceline, hello star trek. (3, Informative)

rokzy (687636) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921683)

>I heard about an interview where they asked him why he would talk so slow. He answered that he did it for more on-camera time... kinda funny.

Adam West said that about playing Batman. Robin was pissed off.

first! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921519)

eat cock.

Here's the reason... (5, Funny)

bje2 (533276) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921520)

and here's the link [yahoo.com] with the exclusive reason of why Shatner is returning for a guest appearance...

Re:Here's the reason... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921565)

Clearly this is George W. Bush's doing! I'd recognize the signs anywhere!!!

Re:Here's the reason... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921613)

You mean like how the market was going down the toilet at the end of the Clinton years & democrats conveniently blamed the next president? Remember the .com bubble burst? Remember Perot saying there would be a giant sucking sound if he went forward with his world trade & outsourcing during the 2nd election he won?

Re:Here's the reason... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921694)

Yeah, didn't take very long at all to blame the clenus!

Re:Here's the reason... (4, Informative)

Emugamer (143719) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921585)

Shatner is actually associated with the marketing turn around of priceline (after Jan 2001 all time low)... so he's still doing fine there

Re:Here's the reason... (3, Funny)

Epistax (544591) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921595)

You.. cannot.. talk about Shatner.. like that. He's a roll model.. to.. all.. young.. boys out there. Don't forget he.. once had add sex with an alien.. or two.. every geeks dream. Actually to.. tell you the truth, what Shatner is really after.. is another.. speech.. therap.. y.. session.

Re:Here's the reason... (3, Funny)

Dr Caleb (121505) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921640)

Don't forget he.. once had add sex with an alien.. or two.

If the pussy is green, there is definitely something wrong with it.

Re:Here's the reason... (4, Funny)

MarsDefenseMinister (738128) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921681)

Oh come on, I'm practically a gynecologist and I've never seen a green pussy.

Re:Here's the reason... (3, Funny)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921726)

Are you supposed to be Shatner or that kid in the wheelchair in Malcom in the Middle?

Re:Here's the reason... (1)

nizo (81281) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921738)

...He's a roll model...

So this is why he has been looking a little heavy lately, too many cinnamon rolls I would wager!

Re:Here's the reason... (2, Informative)

Saeger (456549) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921693)

I very much doubt that Shatner's hard up for money. What he craves is a return to his glory days... of painted-green alien women in his dressing room, and a full head of hair.

--

Re:Here's the reason... (0, Offtopic)

TioHoltzman (709089) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921743)

Holy Crap on a Cannolli!
I had *no* idea that Priceline was so high when it debuted! $600 a share? That's friggin insane!

So much for keeping any hint of a coherent series. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921523)

I liked enterprise as is, why do they have to mess with it???

Re:So much for keeping any hint of a coherent seri (5, Funny)

JudgeFurious (455868) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921618)

Because, to borrow and change a quote:

They've done far worse than kill you. They've hurt you and they wish to go on hurting you. They shall leave you as you left Voyager, as you left Deep Space Nine, marooned. for all eternity in the center of a dead science fiction universe: buried alive (with your television set).

Name your own time warp (4, Funny)

MrLint (519792) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921528)

I wonder if shatner got paramount a good priceline price on the time warp to send Kirk back into the past.

yuck (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921530)

jesus, way to ruin a good series..

i am sooo f-ing sick of time travel crap in trek..

The Temporal Prime Directive (3, Interesting)

StalinsNotDead (764374) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921745)

There was an episode on one of the spin-off shows (Voyager?) wherein there was an organization similar to starfleet, but with the responsibility to keep the timeline clean. Maybe the next spin-off (Time Trek) should be about those guys. What, with all the time-travel as an explanation that seems to be occuring recently.

numero uno (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921531)

this is not a first pooooooost!
this is not a first pooooooost!
this is not a first pooooooost!

Your comment violated the "postercomment" compression filter. Try less whitespace and/or less repetition. Comment aborted.

Uhm?? (2, Interesting)

heir2chaos (656103) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921532)

And how do they work around the fact that he's now an old fart?

Re:Uhm?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921619)

Do what they did in Star Trek VI when they digitally remastered his ass, but this time his face.

Re:Uhm?? (1)

MisanthropicProgram (763655) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921731)

Actually, you're right. I once saw this show on "TLC", I think, and they showed how they (photographers) manipulate photos. They actually had to touch Cindy Crawford in a photo. I thought there wasn't anything wrong with Cindy, but they had to slim down her thighs. It can be done for Bill too.

Re:Uhm?? (1, Insightful)

gfxguy (98788) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921706)

They said "Shatner" not "James T. Kirk."

Re:Uhm??--Beware of Romulans bearing gifts... (1)

davidsyes (765062) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921750)

Well,

But, will he be able to do the trademark "take-25-seconds-to-succumb-to-heavy-stun" quiver and be taken almost as seriously as back then?

Well, Bones did warn him about that Romulan Ale. I suspect Julie Newmar's Romulan Subcommander had an effect on Krik, umm, Kirk. The normal timeline got an advanced clone, and the REAL Krik, umm, Kirk, got fat on Romulan equivalent of Balut/raw/underground eggs. Maybe the Romulans figured out how to supersize their version of ostrich eggs. Or, they could just blame it on 1960 makeup that made it into 2259 or so, which then got recirculated, contaminating the timeline... No, wait, he ATE the cloaking device and could't pass it so Kirk had to shit another. (Kirk's and Spock's cabin/transporter room secret secret...)

Maybe the Triskelions can appear and bring back that loin-wrappin' wrestler, complete with his and hers matching "collars of obedience". WOuld love to see "bill/billy/willie/shat" trying to keep up with such a wrestler... (Contorted) "Will-you-STOP-qui-ver-ing-like-THAT??? I-CAN'T--make-YOU-be-the-FIRST-to-alert-at-the -FIRST-pain!"

Just my two quatloos...

Yeah right (5, Funny)

timealterer (772638) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921534)

The sheer number of times he's suggested he'll never do any more Star Trek is starting to make me think he just says it to up the price he gets the next time he does it.

Re:Yeah right (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921606)

The sheer number of times he's suggested he'll never do any more Star Trek is starting to make me think he just says it to up the price he gets the next time he does it.

Maybe he'll do the SNL Star Trek Convention soliloquy. :-)

"I mean, get a life! [amazon.com] "

Theme... (4, Informative)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921536)

They should open with the Star Trekkin theme by The Firm.

More entertaining Trek stuff can be found here [stonetrek.com] , though they have some bandwidth limitations and it requiresflash. You may check for StoneTrek here, too. [campchaos.com]

Re:Theme... (1)

kaszeta (322161) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921583)

They should open with the Star Trekkin theme by The Firm.

"Boldy going forward, 'cause we can't find reverse!"

Bones (5, Funny)

paul248 (536459) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921537)

Now they just have to put McCoy on with him... "I'm dead, Jim."

Who's Next? (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921575)

Now they just have to put McCoy on with him... "I'm dead, Jim."

As popularized by National Lampoon, ages ago, who will be the next from the original cast to go to that big starship in the sky?

Re:Who's Next? (1, Informative)

scowling (215030) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921682)

Doohan. He's got Alzheimer's and has been in and out of hospital constantly ove the last couple of years.

Sounds cool to me... (5, Funny)

JohnGrahamCumming (684871) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921540)

Just so long as they also bring back the mini-skirted 1960s era women whose job was to have Kirk fall in love with them. And make sure that they have too much make-up on and for some reason get to hang around the bridge even though they don't work there.

John.

Re:Sounds cool to me... (1)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921716)

Maybe as a nod to the Tribble time travel episode of DS9, they'll look at the TOS fashions versus the modern-looking uniforms and say "we don't discuss it with outsiders".

Make your voice known (4, Funny)

gowen (141411) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921541)

Make your voice known [bringbackkirk.com] , as hopefully a return will prevent him releasing any more terrible cover versions [shoutfactory.com] of good songs.

Shatner older, more rotund (4, Funny)

Faust7 (314817) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921546)

Man, unless he's time-traveling back, it'll be damn hard to make him look like the feisty young thing of the '60s.

They'll have to slather him with makeup and airbrush half of him out of the frames.

Like Elvis... (1)

MisanthropicProgram (763655) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921571)

he was going through his youthful fat drugged out years back in "Enterprise"'s day.

Re:Shatner older, more rotund (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921596)

Most likely, they'd go *forward* in time to the time period of Kirk instead of the the other way around.

In totally unrelated news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921550)

... stock prices for toupee and corset makers went up sharply today.

Khan, Khan, you've got Genesis... (0, Redundant)

loggia (309962) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921564)

... but you don't have me! You were going to kill me, Khan! You're going to have to come down here! You're going to have to come down here!

Khan! Khan!!!!!!!!!

Re:Khan, Khan, you've got Genesis... (1)

provolt (54870) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921719)

I think you mean

KHAAAN! [khaaan.com]

Shatner in new ST not all bad.... (5, Interesting)

MortisUmbra (569191) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921570)

To date my absolute favorite episode of Deep Space 9 was the Trials and Tribbleations episode, now, granted, they spliced them into an old TOS episode, but still. :)

Re:Shatner in new ST not all bad.... (1)

Cat_Byte (621676) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921645)

Yeah that was great. Tribbles! They really did a good job of splicing it in & making it seamless.

Re:Shatner in new ST not all bad.... (1)

MortisUmbra (569191) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921691)

Yeah if i didnt know it wasnt spliced I don't think I would have been able to tell. It was just a light, funny episode that really exemplifies one of the reasons I like ST (sometimes....I'm far from its biggest fan on many days.)

Would be simpler to use a digitally produced Kirk (4, Interesting)

syrinje (781614) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921572)

Whether he will be featured in this new movie as the dashing, libidinous Kirk of the golden years (c'mon how difficult is it to contrive a story plot that zips through a time-warp?), or an old aging over-the-hill suited brass-hat admiral, Digital Kirk is probably a better choice than a Shatner-Kirk.

The flexibility and dynamic range that this affords the director will make for a better movie.

Now all we need is for someone to take hit Al Pacino over the head, steal his copy of Simpone and adapt :)

Lame (5, Funny)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921574)

Nuts to Kirk, bring back Welshie!

Vomits into His Morning Cup of Joe (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921580)

NT = No test FOO!

Straight up... (5, Interesting)

Aerog (324274) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921586)

I'm looking forward to this. Why? Well, Enterprise isn't that bad. In fact, I quite enjoy watching it. Just take everything for face value and sit back. It can be pretty good when you give it a chance.

Next, we have William Shatner; one of the people who is now simply famous for being/playing himself (Christopher Walken, Adam West, Leonard Nimoy, Ron Jeremy, etc.)

I can see nothing bad coming from this. It could be really good and well written. Or, it could be cheesy, and I think I'd like it more in that case. Either way, between that and Corner Gas, I'm going to be quite entertained this season....

I wonder if... (1)

noahproblem (795364) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921587)

he'll try to save the day by using his old WebTV box (after the ship's computer have all crashed).

Lame (3, Insightful)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921588)

So Enterprise takes place, what a couple centuries before TOS, so somehow old fat Elvis^h^h^hKirk travels back in time to join the crew?

The lamest thing in Star Trek is the sloppy way they throw time travel in as a weak plot device to jam characters from the campy old 60s show into the modern ones. The TNG episodes with old timey characters: a 400 year old Bones, a Scotty who'd been stuck in a transporter beam for centuries, Spock - a vulcan who lives for centuries, shows up and even though physiologically he shouldnt be that much older, he looks like King Tut's corpse.

I guess it would be too much work to try and make Enterprise a genuinely interesting show. I'm sure the "James T Kirk appears on a very special Enterprise" promos will spike their ratings a point or two for the first half of the episode, then people tune out after realizing that the show just plain stinks.

Maybe Shatner will kill this crappy show. Perhaps Scott Bakula will mysteriously turn up floating face-down in a swimming pool.

TrekToday and TrekBBS (5, Interesting)

falcon5768 (629591) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921590)

are about as accurate as Aintitcoolnews... these ARE the same guys who reported on a fake news article someone posed saying Enterprise was canciled...

Odds are he will be on, but as a ancestor much like Data will be on (playing his creators great great grandfather and one of the scientists who created Khan durring the eugenics war)

But if the recent word on whats going to take place this year holds true (Vulcan war created by the still unseen romulans which explains the vulcans additude the previous three seasons, end of the TCW storyline and a wrap up of last season, the eugenics war storyline involving tracking down the escaped scientist. more andorian storylines.. to name a few) then Enterprise might have finally recreated it's self as a preqel and not a revision.

The man couldn't even save Iron Chef USA (4, Funny)

Optical Voodoo Man (611836) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921594)

How can expect that poor old man to save Enterprise when he couldn't even float Iron Chef USA? "Today's theme ingredient is... TIME TRAVEL"

Sigh. . . (1)

the gnat (153162) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921598)

This news just makes me wish there was another season of "Farscape" coming up. Or, hell, another season of ST:TNG.

Slightly off-topic, but people here seem to have loved "Firefly". I don't own a TV so I'm limited in what I can watch and I never saw any episodes, but could someone explain why they like it so much? If it sounds good, I'll download a few episodes and see for myself. The quest for non-crappy SF on TV is a slow one.

Re:Sigh. . . (4, Funny)

taustin (171655) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921660)

This news just makes me wish there was another season of "Farscape" coming up. Or, hell, another season of ST:TNG.

Or another season of black filler between the commercials. Or another season of static. Or another season of being kicked in the groin by a large horse.

Re:Sigh. . . (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921721)

"Firefly" is good because of the same reason the TNG was good. There arn't crazy special effects, or crazy intense computer generated graphics, just good story and good actors. Firefly in my opinion has the best un-noticed cast I've ever seen. I was really skeptical on the series, but after watching the pilot and one episode, I was hooked. I now own the whole series on dvd.

Re:Sigh. . . (1)

Crzysdrs (801722) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921734)

There IS another season/mini series of Farscape coming up. Its called the 'Peacekeeper Wars', they keep promo-ing it during Stargate SG1.

Time line... (3, Interesting)

MisanthropicProgram (763655) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921602)

How do you folks calculate the timeline? If "Enterprise" is 100 years before "Star Trek", then how would it work? Time travel?? Wesley Crusher, having been with Cpt. Kirk on "Weakest Link" decided to take him back in time ....

Oh, shit, you can fill in the blanks with your own imagination...

This in addition to his relaunched singing career (2, Interesting)

electricmba (803872) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921607)

His most recent effort was that he submitted a song parody entry to the Howard Stern show, with a cover of Vinny's "Restless, Restless" song. He's also got a forthcoming album...and covers Pulp's "Common People" with Joe Jackson that you can listen to here: http://www.shoutfactory.com/av/common_people.mov [shoutfactory.com] As with anything Shatner...it is fantastic in its monotone delivery :)

Memepool (1)

mark0 (750639) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921617)

It never would have occurred to me to send in an article from memepool [memepool.com] , but there was an entry for this site [bringbackkirk.com] just a few days ago.

Un-PC Comment Coming (Shield Your Eyes) (1)

grunt107 (739510) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921624)

And don't forget the guest appearance by Scotty:

"I dunna think..."

They should CGI in a more youthful Shatner.... (4, Interesting)

jjh37997 (456473) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921627)

Man, unless he's time-traveling back, it'll be damn hard to make him look like the feisty young thing of the '60s.
They'll have to slather him with makeup and airbrush half of him out of the frames.

Maybe they can do the same thing they did for the guy in Lord of the Rings who played Gollum. Have Shatner on the set acting with all the other characters and then CGI an image of how he looked back in the 60's on top. Like a virtual face lift.

Awesome (4, Funny)

c0dedude (587568) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921632)

Reminds me of this quote from bash.org:
<studmuffn> ive been to one star trek convention, and i was 14
<studmuffn> it was cool. patrick stewart was there
<studmuffn> they told us not to ask why they cant fix baldness in the 24th century
Brilliant!

Where to begin? (3, Funny)

spidergoat2 (715962) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921642)

First, he was more interesting and more fun on The Practice as Denny Craine. The Enterprise should go back and meet Denny. Second, they should use the animated Kirk from the cartoon series. That Kirk was a better actor.

Like a bad pun (4, Funny)

GlassUser (190787) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921646)

It's been a long time since I've actually groaned aloud from reading a slashdot headline. Eh, thanks I guess.

going offer discount travel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921647)

From what I read on the rumor boards this is a tie-in with Priceline where Shatner has been frozen from the 20th century and will revived to deliver on travel pitches to the crew of the first enterprise. personally I am getting tired of shows sneaking in advertising into shows. We know it is impossible that Shatner cannot revive the role of Kirk. Current medical technology does not have a girdle yet can restrain Shatner's current explosive girth for him to play kirk. Also his hairpiece is currently in court suing of residuals from the TOS reruns.

Open Letter to William Shatner (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921653)

Dear Mr. Shatner,

How can we miss you if you won't go away?

Best regards,
Everybody

Star Trek XII: So Very Tired. (5, Funny)

Kenja (541830) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921656)

Captians Log: "Had trouble sleeping last night; my hiatal hernia is acting up. The ship is drafty and damp. I complain, but nobody listens."

That's nice, but (2, Insightful)

M. Baranczak (726671) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921665)

I'm still waiting for a sequel to Shatner's early masterpiece "Incubus." [incubusthefilm.com]

"Mysteria... profunde... amor!"

This doesn't work... (1)

rpsoucy (93944) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921668)

Enterprise takes place before the origional Star Trek. Captin Kirk either wouldn't even be born, or would only be a small child. William Shatner is _old_ now. Is this just a ploy to get higher ratings?

Gene is rolling in his grave right now.

I Think I'm Going to be Ill... (4, Insightful)

ewhac (5844) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921671)

Don't get me wrong; I think Shatner has entered his period of self-parody very gracefully (the latest Priceline commercials are really cute). But to re-enter the role of Kirk means playing it straight, and I just don't think he can pull that off anymore.

But more importantly, I think it shows just how creatively bankrupt Star Trek has gotten under Berman's watch. I lost interest in DS9 at about season two, watched perhaps half a dozen episodes of Voyager, and saw Enterprise's pilot, but that's about it. Maybe I'm getting old and crochety, but there's just no sense of wonder there anymore.

Schwab

nope for me (1)

jayminer (692836) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921674)

I've given up Star Trek after the original series. The next generation never feels that much fascinating, even though the original series seem pretty much premature when compared to recent ones.

How old is Shatner now, anyway? (5, Funny)

DanielMarkham (765899) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921710)

He's got to be in his 60s, right? I wonder what they would do if they made all these big announcements and suddenly his health took a bad turn? How do series deal with signing really old actors, anyway?

And sign me up for CGI kirk with Shatner doing the voice-overs. I don't think I have the stomach (or maybe he has too much of one) to see Bill jumping around the stage with a ripped shirt fighting some rubber lizard over a great-looking woman.

Heck -- just get rid of all of them except the great-looking women. We could do a new show, sort of a cross between Baywatch and Trek. Something like "Nebula-Watch"

priceline.com (1)

Trespass (225077) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921727)

That's the first thing I thought of when you mentioned Shatner. The second thing? Maybe they should have him do a TJ Hooker/Enterprise crossover.

The Thermians may be involved (1)

Cat_Byte (621676) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921730)

They should have the Thermians [imdb.com] involved to bring him back ;)

Let me guess... (4, Funny)

cjpez (148000) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921733)

... his return will involve a wormhole, travelling back through time, the Borg, and a holodeck malfunction (er, after travelling *forward* through time first, of course).

Come on (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921744)

I really think this qualifies as another classic example of an aging, former television personality not wanting to admit that is it over for them. I mean the Priceline adverts I can handle. But any attempt to rekindle his former glory as Cpt. Kirk should be met with some sort of stun ray from the infamous phasers.

[OT] James "Scotty" Doohan's Last Convention 8/27 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9921748)

James Doohan will be retiring from the conventions. His last appearence will be on August 27 [planetxpo.com]

he's ........ (4, Funny)

MORTAR_COMBAT! (589963) | more than 10 years ago | (#9921756)

(... the ... longest ... pregnant ... pause ... in ... history ...)

back.
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