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Old 10-28-2007, 10:32 PM
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OS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The original Capt. Kirk is disheartened he won't get to boldly go anywhere with his old pal Spock in the new "Star Trek" movie.

While Leonard Nimoy is reprising his role as the pointy-eared Vulcan in next year's science-fiction flick, William Shatner is not on board as Kirk.

"I couldn't believe it. I'm not in the movie at all. Leonard, God bless his heart, is in, but not me," Shatner, 76, told The Associated Press on Thursday. "I thought, what a decision to make, since it obviously is a decision not to make use of the popularity I have to ensure the movie has good box office. It didn't seem to be a wise business decision."

Director J.J. Abrams announced last summer that Nimoy would reprise the role he originated opposite Shatner in the 1960s television show and played again in six big-screen adventures.

Abrams said Shatner probably would have a part in the film, which is due in theaters in December 2008. But while Shatner said he had a couple of meetings with Abrams, nothing came of it.

Abrams' "Trek" film, whose plot is being kept under wraps by distributor Paramount, recounts an early adventure for the crew of the starship Enterprise, with Chris Pines as the young Kirk and Zachary Quinto as the young Spock.

The cast includes Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy, Simon Pegg as engineer Scott, John Cho as helmsman Sulu, Zoe Saldana as communications officer Uhura and Anton Yelchin as navigator Chekov, roles respectively originated by DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig.

Past "Trek" films presented an obstacle to the revival of Shatner's Kirk, who died at the end of 1994's "Star Trek: Generations."

But in science fiction, you can never truly say die. Spock was killed off in 1982's "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" then resurrected in 1984's "Star Trek: The Search for Spock," with Nimoy's Vulcan living on to co-star in three more films, two episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and now Abrams' new movie.

"I've got a lot to do," said Shatner, whose current work includes the TV show "Boston Legal," narration for the Christmas spoof "Stalking Santa" due on DVD on November 6, and the prequel "Star Trek: Academy -- Collision Course," a novel chronicling Kirk and Spock's first meeting.

Shatner says of "Star Trek": "Having been in on the creation of it, I was hoping to be in on the re-creation."
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:37 PM
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Oh boo fucking hoo, he's 76, he can't play a young Kirk. You're too fat and old to be in it pops.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:38 PM
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Oh boo fucking hoo, he's 76, he can't play a young Kirk. You're too fat and old to be in it pops.

Old fat egotistical Kirk I could handle, I don't want to see George Takei acting gay in character...
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:49 PM
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But how.../ could this happen.../ to me.../ the one... /Original??

It's his bad karma for depicting such a piece-of-shit, sleaze-bucket "White man" on that perverted "Boston Legal" show. Serves the bastard right.
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:57 PM
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LOL. Julian made a funny...
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Whining like this actually reaching the media, and then me, sets off my jewdar...

so lo and behold:

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Shatner was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Joseph Shatner, a clothing manufacturer,[4] and Anna Garmaise. All four of Shatner's grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe;
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:35 AM
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LOL.

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It's his bad karma for depicting such a piece-of-shit, sleaze-bucket "White man" on that perverted "Boston Legal" show. Serves the bastard right.

All four of Shatner's grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe; his paternal grandfather, Wolf Schattner, shortened the family name to "Shatner". Thus spake Wikipedia.

Incidentally, what's the deal with the "Boston Legal" show? I don't have cable and know nothing about it. Wikipedia doesn't say much.
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Maybe Kurk has finally surcome to some erectile dysfunction and
is now unable to spray every female within a 100 light years.

Not to worry they will find some other JEW to play the part.
It would appear that New York Jews are have more staying power,
as Spock will retain a part in the New Remake of the Remake

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Old 10-31-2007, 08:13 AM
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Shatner is a Canadian Jew ie., the lowest form of sentient life.
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Shatner is a Canadian Jew ie., the lowest form of sentient life.
Oh such churlishness.

Montreal is decidedly so much nicer than San Jose. Your downtown is dead as a doornail.
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