Nimoy And Shatner Refuse To Talk Trek
Original Star Trek stars Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner rarely talk about the good old days on the set of the iconic TV series - because both stars have been forgotten by the franchise.
Nimoy, who returns for a cameo in the hit new movie, is still bitter about being left out of the Next Generation films and Shatner refused to play a cameo in the new J.J. Abrams blockbuster.
The two actors have remained good friends over the years - and have a gentleman's agreement never to talk Trek. Nimoy tells the Los Angeles Times, "Bill and I have spent some time together, we have dinner periodically, and frankly, itís a subject that we avoid. Itís not a fun subject right now. And I sympathize with him (Shatner) because I was left out of the Next Generation films. It is what it is."
"In the Next Generation movies, I did not appear and Kirk was killed. It was as though someone was trying to create a dividing line between the original, classic series and the New Generation crew. I was out and Bill was dead. I assumed that was it, itís over. I didnít feel great about it, but I was OK with it. Iíve had my run, and I had a lot of other interesting things I wanted to do. I didnít look back." (KL/LAT/MJ)
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