Sadly, what ought to have been a momentous assembly of the outdated and the brand new, with beloved captains Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) sharing the display screen, turned out to be a huge disappointment for most fans. Not solely did the film principally fail to seize the spirit of TNG, it additionally dedicated the unforgivable sin of giving Captain Kirk arguably the lamest loss of life of any main character in film historical past. Ever since, there’s been talk about Shatner returning to the Star Trek universe to once more play Captain Kirk, and maybe redeem the character’s inauspicious departure. So far although, Shatner has been annoyed in his efforts to return to the fold.
In an interview with Trek Movie to advertise his memoir Reside Lengthy and… What I May Have Realized Alongside The Means, Shatner addressed many Trek-related subjects, together with the transfer to kill off Captain Kirk in Star Trek: Generations. In line with Shatner, the choice to function Kirk’s final demise was made earlier than he hopped aboard the film, so he had completely no say within the destiny of his signature character. Shatner mentioned:
Properly, I didn’t assume I had any alternative within the matter. Paramount had determined that the ceiling that they may attain in our field workplace had been reached they usually thought that by placing within the Subsequent Era solid, that they’d attain a better field workplace. That call had been made. It was both I used to be going to look and die, or they had been going to say he died. So, I selected the extra sensible of the 2.
In the identical interview, Shatner mentioned he would “leap on the probability” to return to Trek as Kirk if the precise story got here alongside. Nevertheless, Shatner additionally mentioned in one other latest interview that he’s not interested in having his personal Trek TV present like Patrick Stewart, who’s set to star on CBS All Entry in a new series centered on Captain Picard. It seems that if Shatner does return as Kirk, he would favor it to be in a supporting function.
If/when Shatner does get one other probability to play Kirk, hopefully the venture will give him a possibility to say goodbye to Captain Kirk correctly, after Star Trek: Generations completely botched the character’s loss of life scene. All these years after Generations, many followers nonetheless really feel frustration over the best way Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, David Carson and firm dealt with the loss of life of Kirk. It appears solely proper that such an iconic character be given one final probability to take a bow, and given all the brand new Star Trek titles set to hit theaters and streaming in coming years, it shouldn’t be laborious to seek out the precise match. Maybe Quentin Tarantino is the man to present Kirk the send-off he deserves.
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