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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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  -William Shatner Vents Over Being Excluded From "Star Trek" Film CatWoman  Nov-21-07 04:39 PM   #0 
  - Hey,.... Bill! SHUT UP!  ohiosmith   Nov-21-07 04:41 PM   #1 
  - DON'T TALK TO KIRK LIKE THAT!!!!!  CatWoman   Nov-21-07 04:44 PM   #2 
     - That's not Kirk. That's Bill. Kirk won't be born for another 226 years.  ohiosmith   Nov-21-07 04:48 PM   #3 
        - !!!  CatWoman   Nov-21-07 05:04 PM   #7 
  - WHY... Would... They ....... Diss..........  texas1928   Nov-21-07 04:50 PM   #4 
  - He's right...  GoddessOfGuinness   Nov-21-07 04:59 PM   #5 
  - It'd be tough to put him in.  Kutjara   Nov-21-07 05:01 PM   #6 
  - You say this like Trek actually cares about continuity anymore  Chovexani   Nov-21-07 05:15 PM   #9 
  - Oh I wouldn't put it past them...  Kutjara   Nov-21-07 06:11 PM   #14 
  - Since it's a prequel  Der Blaue Engel   Nov-21-07 06:36 PM   #18 
  - I'm assuming they are playing their original characters.  Kutjara   Nov-21-07 07:01 PM   #23 
  - dude, it's space.  idgiehkt   Nov-21-07 06:39 PM   #19 
     - Agreed, and I think I said much the same in one of my replies above.  Kutjara   Nov-21-07 07:05 PM   #24 
  - Instead of the star billing he deserves, he could instead play an angry French Restaraunteur.  Peake   Nov-21-07 05:04 PM   #8 
  - Bill, old cast members appearing in remakes is a cheesy crowd pleasing tactic that ruins the film.  Writer   Nov-21-07 05:19 PM   #10 
  - funny. -- i love him. i think he's great. nt  xchrom   Nov-21-07 05:23 PM   #11 
  - the SHAT is all things  CatWoman   Nov-21-07 05:25 PM   #12 
  - to really piss him off .... just invite Picard (Patrick Stewart)  CGowen   Nov-21-07 05:35 PM   #13 
  - Stewart was great on "Extras!"  Kutjara   Nov-21-07 06:13 PM   #15 
     - "You're not married, you don't have a girlfriend... and you don't watch Star Trek?"  Bucky   Nov-21-07 06:59 PM   #21 
        - Priceless!  Kutjara   Nov-21-07 07:06 PM   #25 
  - He could have simply threatened to sing "Mr. Tambourine Man!" and they'd have done his bidding.  Peake   Nov-21-07 06:29 PM   #16 
  - He packed his bags  CatWoman   Nov-21-07 06:32 PM   #17 
  - People seem to be blowing his reaction out of proportion  YankeyMCC   Nov-21-07 06:40 PM   #20 
  - This new Star Trek is gonna be the best thing since... the "New" Coca Cola!  Bucky   Nov-21-07 07:00 PM   #22 
 

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