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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-07 06:40 PM
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20. People seem to be blowing his reaction out of proportion
I heard him interviewed on Howard Stern recently and what he said there was basically he just doesn't understand why they would pass on including him in some way...just as a practical business decision. Just his presence would certainly improve the draw for most Trek fans and would not deter the "new" audience they think they'll get too.

Abrams approached him first and he said ok, they talked a couple more times, and then it turns out they decided not to use him. Now certainly there might have been something old Billy boy said or did that ticked off someone key involved in casting or producing the new movie but maybe they just decided they didn't want to pay him not thinking the including him would be worth it...and he (and I think he's right) disagrees. I don't think he's overly upset about it at this point given the state of his career these days, he doesn't need to be included - which again makes the point that as a practical business decision his presence would not hurt and probably help the movie...in terms of draw at least.

And this all matches what I've read in terms of confirmed quotes but a lot as has been taken out of full context to make it easy to make it sound like he's ranting.
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