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The latest edition of Shatnervision asks Star Trek star William Shatner if he will appear in J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Trek movie. Several online sources have stories about Shatner being cast in a cameo role in the new movie. Here is an excerpt from the video interview.

Shatner -“I don’t have anything to do with Star Trek”

Shatnervision – They, they say whoever they are, that you have a cameo role. Is that true ?”

Shatner – “Well that comes as news to me”

Shatnervision – Is is that true?

Shatner – “No. No not as far as I know.”

Shatnervision – It says right here..[on the internet stories]

Shatner – “Who said that ?”

Shatnervision – Hollywood.com (story)

Shatner – “I don’t know where they are getting their information from….I have not been offered, or even suggested … the word has not come down.”

Shatnervision – Really ?

Shatner – “And a cameo? I can’t imagine why I would do a cameo.”

Shatner – “It’s a story problem [being dead], but not in science-fiction. If you can get DNA from a dinosaur — which we are apparently ready to do — and resurrect that … and they’ve been dead 160 million years. I’ve only been dead for 10.”

You can watch the entire video at WilliamShatner.com

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RE: William Shatner Answers Rumors, Says He is Not in the New Star Tre | Report this post to moderator
By: GustavoLeao (Odo’s file, contact, web site) @ 07:43:45 on Oct 20, 2007 | Edit History (1)

[This is a reply to rnsierra post below]

Bill Shatner is not in retirement. He co-writes best-selling books (The Academy is out this month) and stars as Denny Crane in the hit series Boston Legal. He is hot as ever.

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Give the guy a few lines… | Report this post to moderator
By: garym (Odo’s file, contact) @ 07:02:23 on Oct 20, 2007

…you know, like – “Space…the final frontier…”

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William Shatner Answers Rumors, Says He is Not in the New Star Trek Mo | Report this post to moderator
By: Sam Cogley (Odo’s file, contact) @ 01:51:19 on Oct 20, 2007

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RE: William Shatner Answers Rumors, Says He is Not in the New Star Tre by garym @ 07:00:26 on Oct 20
RE: William Shatner Answers Rumors, Says He is Not in the New Star Tre by Sam Cogley @ 08:28:09 on Oct 20
RE: William Shatner Answers Rumors, Says He is Not in the New Star Tre by rnsierra @ 05:03:47 on Oct 20
Does anyone know their Trek history? | Report this post to moderator
By: cdydatzigs (Odo’s file, contact) @ 20:42:16 on Oct 19, 2007

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As far as I am concerned, let’s just pretend Generations never happened. How about it?

Really? So with the Enterprise-E in existance, what happened to the D? When and why did put Data the emotion chip in himself? What does the Enterprise-B look like? Did Sulu have a family?

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I mean I have had to overlook inconsistencies before- Spock having a brother.

Admitting to having a long lost relative is an inconsistency? Guess that scene where Vader breaks the news to Luke was a blooper, right?

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Picard being bald at the academy (which is really stupid, by the way)

Hmmm, so you’ve never shaved your head when you were young before? Gosh, how inconcievable is that!?

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NO mention of Lore in a movie where they find a Soong android (gee, kind of something they might want to think about before activating it, huh?).

Guess you missed the 7th season of TNG… you know where, Lore has Borg buddies, is defeated and dismantled at the end of the episode? Ya know, where Data gets his emotion chip — the o ne we dont know he installed because Generations doesnt exist? Yeah, they were there… and werent worried about Lore, trust me.

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So why the hell is this any different?

Uhhh, cause Kirk is dead. Duh. Geniuses… on this site.

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Does anyone know their Trek history? | Report this post to moderator
By: cdydatzigs (Odo’s file, contact) @ 20:41:01 on Oct 19, 2007

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As far as I am concerned, let’s just pretend Generations never happened. How about it?

Really? So with the Enterprise-E in existance, what happened to the D? When and why did put Data the emotion chip in himself? What does the Enterprise-B look like? Did Sulu have a family?

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I mean I have had to overlook inconsistencies before- Spock having a brother.

Admitting to having a long lost relative is an inconsistency? Guess that scene where Vader breaks the news to Luke was a blooper, right?

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Picard being bald at the academy (which is really stupid, by the way)

Hmmm, so you’ve never shaved your head when you were young before? Gosh, how inconcievable is that!?

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NO mention of Lore in a movie where they find a Soong android (gee, kind of something they might want to think about before activating it, huh?).

Guess you missed the 7th season of TNG… you know where, Lore has Borg buddies, is defeated and dismantled at the end of the episode? Ya know, where Data gets his emotion chip — the o ne we dont know he installed because Generations doesnt exist? Yeah, they were there… and werent worried about Lore, trust me.

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So why the hell is this any different?

Uhhh, cause Kirk is dead. Duh. Geniuses… on this site.

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I just don’t understand this. | Report this post to moderator
By: rowboat (Odo’s file, contact) @ 18:24:13 on Oct 19, 2007

They can’t have it both ways. On the one hand they are adamant about creating a new “universe” but then on the other hand, they don’t dare bring Shatner in because that doesn’t tie in with canon. WTF?

As far as I am concerned, let’s just pretend Generations never happened. How about it? I mean I have had to overlook inconsistencies before- Spock having a brother, Picard being bald at the academy (which is really stupid, by the way), NO mention of Lore in a movie where they find a Soong android (gee, kind of something they might want to think about before activating it, huh?). So why the hell is this any different?

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"I’d give real money if he would shut up!" | Report this post to moderator
By: the quickening (Odo’s file, contact) @ 14:13:33 on Oct 19, 2007

I’m getting the impression that Shatner is indirectly lobbying to be in this movie and I hope Abrams and Paramount don’t take the bait.

At first, I was on the fence about him appearing in the film. Now, I am passionate he NOT be included, thanks to his–and his congregations–constant, classless attempts to force Abram’s hand and get in through the back door.

This film is about presenting a new cast of TOS actors, not about Kirk. That is the focus and impetus, not resurrecting Kirk. Never was. Shatner and friends, just don’t seem to get that.

This shallow attempt to short change the new film and new cast is shameful. He accepted the decision to kill his alter ego in Generations. Nimoy wisely stayed out of that movie. That’s the way it goes.

The Undiscovered Country was the original crews swan song. They went out on a high note. Now Shat and his entourage just want to keep belaboring the exit.

It’s time to move on. I hope the fan base is mature enough to accept it.

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RE: “I’d give real money if he would shut up!” by SuperDave @ 21:23:57 on Oct 20
RE: “I’d give real money if he would shut up!” by Operation: Lemmiwinks! @ 15:12:54 on Oct 19
RE: “I’d give real money if he would shut up!” by GustavoLeao @ 14:32:32 on Oct 19
Denial is a sad state to be in. | Report this post to moderator
By: cdydatzigs (Odo’s file, contact) @ 09:40:47 on Oct 19, 2007

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Check the net, this movie idea is about as popular as tribbles at a Klingon wedding. They need the guy.

“Check the net.” Right, because ANY movie “spoiler” that is “leaked” over a YEAR before a film’s release should be considered concrete and solid. Heh, and why do you guys keep saying “They need the guy.” ???? Need him for what? Contriving a rediculous Nexus-like plot device to ressurect the old man would not only be silly, but would have ZERO effect on the box office of the film! The majority of the money coming in will be from newer, younger moviegoers… not T.J. Hooker fans!

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I still don’t believe it- either side. I am thinking it won’t be a cameo either. It looks more and more like this is a Nimoy and Shatner movie and the new cast is secondary and will get the torch in a way that TNG never even did.

You don’t believe it because you don’t WANT to believe it. It looks more and more like it’s going to be a Shatner and Nimoy movie? What, they cast all these younger and popular actors with a $160 million budget sp we can see two 76 year olds reminiss on screen for most of the 115 minutes?

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I’m just pointing out that the man is still dancing around with his answers.

Dancing? Nimoy has said, “No, you will not be in it.” — Shatner has said MORE THAN ONCE that he is disappointed that he is not in this film. It’s only “dancing” in your mind because you refuse to accept the fact that the ONLY plausible way to shove the Shat in this film is as a voiceover — at MOST. Lord you guys are like the Emperor and his new clothes. heh

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RE: Denial is a sad state to be in. by Operation: Lemmiwinks! @ 11:19:59 on Oct 19
RE: Denial is a sad state to be in. by GustavoLeao @ 11:26:52 on Oct 19
RE: Denial is a sad state to be in. by Postdoc @ 10:49:02 on Oct 19
RE: Denial is a sad state to be in. by cdydatzigs @ 13:18:26 on Oct 19
They should put him in | Report this post to moderator
By: Postdoc (Odo’s file, contact) @ 09:33:09 on Oct 19, 2007

Check the net, this movie idea is about as popular as tribbles at a Klingon wedding. They need the guy.

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Still with the qualifiers | Report this post to moderator
By: Operation: Lemmiwinks! (Odo’s file, contact, web site) @ 09:28:12 on Oct 19, 2007 | Edit History (1)

In all his denials, he always manages to stick in qualifier. And “I don’t have anything to do with Star Trek” is not the same as “I will not be in Star Trek.”

I’m fine with him being either in it or not. It will make little difference in a well crafted film. I am not a rabid Shatnerite.

I’m just pointing out that the man is still dancing around with his answers.

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Don’t believe anything! | Report this post to moderator
By: Dukat (Odo’s file, contact, web site) @ 09:11:37 on Oct 19, 2007

I still don’t believe it- either side.

I think this is all part of the marketing, and Shatner might be better of late marketing himself and his works better than Paramount is at marketing Trek.

The rumours stay alive, and Shatner keeps in the press with this… and there is all this interest of is he in it or why not. The entire cast is now announced but Shatner, and the ONLY pop so far was for Nimoy (and a little for Quinto, but that was only among Trekkies or Heroies). The pop that will occur when the Shatner is confirmed to be in the new movie will be huge.

I am thinking it won’t be a cameo either. It looks more and more like this is a Nimoy and Shatner movie and the new cast is secondary and will get the torch in a way that TNG never even did.

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Shatner Rumors | Report this post to moderator
By: GustavoLeao (Odo’s file, contact, web site) @ 07:50:20 on Oct 19, 2007

Well, I believe this puts those AICN rumors to rest. Believe me, I adore Bill Shatner and Kirk is my favorite Star Trek character, but sadly, I dont think he will appear in the movie.

Can this situation change and the script is rewritten to include Shatner ? Yes, but I am not optimistic. We will see.

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RE: Shatner Rumors by StillKirok @ 10:04:34 on Oct 19
RE: Shatner Rumors by Operation: Lemmiwinks! @ 12:43:43 on Oct 19
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By: cdydatzigs (Odo’s file, contact) @ 07:50:12 on Oct 19, 2007

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The movie will be pointless without him. Too much hype to not go for the brass ring.

It would have been the brass ring in 1987. First Contact wasn’t “pointless” without him. This is about a YOUNG, pre-TOS Kirk and Company. What does that have to do with a 76-year old William Shatner?

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The producers have been stringing us along for too long, and if they don’t deliver, the “it’s not good for the story” excuse doesn’t work at all.

Stringing you along? It’s called KEEPING THE PLOT A SECRET AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. This film will still make millions without a bloated elderly Kirk propped up in front of the camera, believe me. Generations invloved a contrived plot device called a “Nexxus” just to get Picard and Kirk to meet. Imagine the crap they’d have to come up with to ressurect Kirk, and age him 14 years to boot!

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Shatner’s absence will overshadow the movie. It will cost them money, and given that they have such a big budget, they need to sell every ticket possible.

Do you know how much Shatner would demand to be in this film? He is an expensive man. the budget is already $160 million, why spend more just to appease some of you who wont let go? The young women who rush to see this film because of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto could care LESS about the old man from the Priceline commercials — and THEY are the ones that will be buying up a lot of tickets.

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The worst part is how bad the producers look for constantly saying they are trying to get him in, when they have put in no effort whatsoever.

How the HELL do you know that?? None of you are Hollywood producers, though you all seem to think you have the answers… I bet they did spend a few hours in a room saying “Okay boys, is there any feasable way to put Bill in this film without comprimising the story?”” — and when they qucikly realized “no”? That was that.

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Common sense–if you are negotiating and have an interest in him, you show him the script.

I am still waiting to hear ANY common sense from the “Put Shatner in the film” troop…. [looks at watch]

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RE: Breaking it down. by John Calvin @ 08:55:38 on Oct 19
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By: cdydatzigs (Odo’s file, contact) @ 07:37:41 on Oct 19, 2007

Heh, it is amazing to me that we are even debating this. Again, the ONLY reason the old-time hard-core Trekkies have been spewing bile demanding Shatner to be in this? Is because Nimoy is in this. That’s it.

Forget the fact that canon would be ruined, Shatner himself has denied up and down that he is in it… I mean, with his ego?? Don’t you think he would shout from the rooftops if he had been cast? You degenerates who are so obsessed with shoving him in the film have hardly ever said “I HOPE they put him in the film.” – no, you have said “they WILL put him in the film, and the film will fail if he is not in it!”

Sad… really sad. Now you look like fools.

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By: John Calvin (Odo’s file, contact, web site) @ 06:07:51 on Oct 19, 2007

…rears it’s ugly head yet again. Cinicism and presumption, 2 reluctant lovers walking hand in hand down the main lane of Trek Rumorville.

First of all, this movie will NOT rise or fall on whether or not Shatner is involved.

Second, There is SO MUCH that goes on at Paramount, and with the writers and producers, and behind closed doors. How can we so confidently say what they are thinking, planning and doing? One of the main messages of Star Trek is that ignorance and fear of the unknown can have disastrous affects if we allow them to shape our perspective.

So, go ahead and make your judgements based on little to no clear information. I personally am going to reserve judgement until I have seen a little more than a short cast list and a 5 minute interview.

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Confirm Word [Y/N] ?__ | Report this post to moderator
By: TRexx (Odo’s file, contact) @ 04:21:31 on Oct 19, 2007

Shatner confirms, “The word has not come down.”

Neither “Yes” nor “No” from Team Abrams, who set their own objective for elder Kirk.

Once again, Shat remains straight about his current status, reiterating that he isn’t yet inked for an appearance in the film. This interview says nothing new, and neither does it contradict anything yet said by Abrams et al.

“I met with [JJ] and he wants me to be in the movie.”
~ William Shatner, CBS The Late Late Show.

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By: Captain Patti (Odo’s file, contact) @ 04:21:12 on Oct 19, 2007 | Edit History (1)

The movie will start shooting in less than a month and he just said again that he is not signed to do the movie. For the people who keep saying this is a PR stunt. I would have to say give your head a shake. The PR stunt would of been seeing Shatner and Nimoy together in San Diego with Abrams.

Shatner has now addressed this 3 times now. Abrams and crew have just kept saying the same line these past 3 months now. Shatner is not nor was he ever going to be in this movie.

Why did Abrams and crew even met Shatner in the first place? They had several meets. I am sure that Shatner asked him “Am I in the movie?”. So what is the deal with the several meetings then? I think Abrams and crew only spoke to Shatner to 1) have an excuse to met him, 2) get an autograph by him and 3)have the fun of dangling this movie in front of him and then just say “naww”. They have this admiration for the man? haha I don’t think so.

So they can knock off the lying and just give the next logically line of “Well we tried to figure out something but didn’t have enough time. 3 months is not enough. We couldn’t do it in a manner that would not cheapen the character blah blah”. (cough cough..so much for your great writers cough cough)

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He has no CAMEO | Report this post to moderator
By: Admiral_Bumblebee (Odo’s file, contact) @ 02:12:01 on Oct 19, 2007

He just says that he has no cameo in the new movie. That doesn’t rule out that he as big part in it 😉
One can hope…

It would be so disappointing if he would not be in the movie. You have Young Kirk – Young Spock and Old Spock. There is clearly something missing here. Just like if you buy a new car and one of the wheels is missing.

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RE: He has no CAMEO by IamKirok!!! @ 04:05:45 on Oct 19
RE: He has no CAMEO by StillKirok @ 04:15:34 on Oct 19
RE: He has no CAMEO by Captain Patti @ 04:27:23 on Oct 19
RE: He has no CAMEO by WpgFan @ 07:50:08 on Oct 19
RE: He has no CAMEO by cdydatzigs @ 08:44:27 on Oct 19
RE: He has no CAMEO by GustavoLeao @ 09:06:07 on Oct 19