Shatner Cliffhanger?By Michelle
December 5, 2004 - 4:07 PM
William Shatner (Captain Kirk) continues to maintain a high public profile, promoting both his television show Boston Legal which airs on Sunday nights and his album produced by Ben Folds, Has Been. But Star Trek fans are most eager to hear about whether he will make an appearance on Enterprise...a matter that has apparently still not been decided by Paramount and Shatner himself.
- VRRRM has a transcript of Shatner's appearance on The Late Late Show from December 2nd with guest host Michael Ian Black. The actor joked about his looks, feeling like a twerp next to tall men and the fact that the host could have been his illegitimate son.
Shatner added that he was never going up into space no matter what had been reported in the news. He also said that he had been afraid of being caught by the cameras saying "Oh, sh--, agh, I missed it!" if he failed to win the Emmy Award he received earlier in the year.
- VRRRM has also provided a link to streaming video of Shatner's performance of "Common People" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from October 22nd at singer Joe Jackson's web site. VRRRM added that users of Nullsoft's WinAmp software can listen to the rest of Has Been at the WinAmp site.
- And The IESB has posted a video interview with Shatner from the VH-1 Big in 04 awards show, where the actor was a presenter. Shatner said that because of hesitation on the part of Paramount Television, he was unlikely to make an appearance on Enterprise this season, but said Kirk's return was possible for next season if the show was renewed.
A Paramount rep meanwhile told the site that there was hope of having Shatner appear as Kirk in a fourth season-ending cliffhanger. The video interview with Shatner is here.