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Shatner Devises 'Enterprise' Pitch

By Caillan
April 1, 2004 - 10:48 AM

William Shatner (James T. Kirk) recently revealed he has concocted a premise that would allow him to make a guest appearance on Star Trek: Enterprise.

"I've written a scenario, that I could conceivably come back for a show or two," Shatner told Ben Mulroney, host of Canada's eTalk Daily.

Enterprise executive producer Rick Berman has often said that the show's writers have discussed an appearance by Shatner, but the concept never came to fruition (story). The actor hasn't yet pitched the premise to Enterprise producers because of the doubts surrounding the show's future.

"I haven't presented it to them yet because I don't know whether they're coming back," he said. "So, you're learning for the first time that I have in my hip pocket a way of bringing the character back and making it logical in science fiction terms, which means it's totally illogical!"

Shatner has been promoting Kelloggs' All-Bran Challenge in Canada, his home country, this month. The two-week challenge is aimed at increasing fibre in the diet by eating half a cup of All-Bran cereal each day.

The Star Trek actor is currently appearing on ABC's The Practice in the recurring role of Denny Crane, the high-flying head of a law firm. When the series ends this May, Shatner is expected to cross over to a new spin-off series which centres around James Spader's character (story).

To view the original video clip, head over to this page. A transcript and screencaps from the interview can be found here. Thanks to 'TRexx' for this!

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