Dear Shatner: Don’t Go Away Mad, Just go Away

shat-then-nowOne of the fun internet “news” stories that keeps coming up in the wake of Star Trek‘s new success is William “No, I’M Kirk!!” Shatner’s heartache at not having been cast in the reboot and his unbecoming (and overblown?) desire for insertion into future installments.

I love being Shat on as much as the next guy– his self-referential Priceline Negotiator ads are humorous enough and as a personality he’s a barrel of monkeys–, but as bad as he wants to be included in more space-hopping, green-alien-chick-sacking cosmic adventures, I think he’s the only one.

Dearest William, your relevance to the land of Star Trek is over. Your Kirk gave us some fond memories, but we don’t want your Kirk any more– and while you may be “delighted” at the opportunity to return for another trip on the Enterprise, no one else is. In fact, the mere thought of your inclusion in the new franchise just gave Trek‘s lusty, light-refracting sheen a coating of mildew, cobwebs and a yellowing package of adult underpants.

So let’s do everyone a favor and stop talking about all this “put me in Trek!’ nonsense post-haste, where you can enjoy the good life and we can enjoy your iconic status unabashed. Deal?

3 comments On Dear Shatner: Don’t Go Away Mad, Just go Away

  • I agree.

    Old Leonard Nimoy really seemed like Old Spock. Old Shatner would have felt like and old Shatner playing the part of Old Kirk. If the new movie had been a campy jovial romp through the Trek universe, that might have worked. In the more serious and action-oriented Trek though, Shatner would have been more out of place than a hooker at a Eunuch convention.

  • Seriously, Nimoy can be in Star Trek because he just looks older. Shatner looks bloated AND older. I hate this idea that old Trek lore and story is owed some measure of reward for time long gone and time served. Bullcrap. Leave that behind. Move on.

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