Shatner Talks 'Star Trek XI'By Christian
November 10, 2007 - 1:07 AM
William Shatner found out that he would not be in Star Trek XI after he telephoned Leonard Nimoy (Spock) to ask about his status.
Speaking with Howard Stern recently (via the Trek Movie Report.), Shatner was asked about not being in the film with Nimoy. "...it's not a wise business decision, to not include both characters," he told Stern. "I don't understand that. I'm sort of sad that I'm not in it with everybody." Shatner also explained why Nimoy had accepted a role in the upcoming film. "He didn't want to be in that last one because the part of Spock wasn't relevant enough, but apparently, Spock is really relevant in this movie.
Shatner went on to discuss his current show, the popular Boston Legal, which has just finished its fourth season. When asked by Stern if he would ask for more money this season, Shatner replied, "If it goes to a fifth season and they want me, they have to renegotiate a contract. They're aware of that and so am I."
He went on to discuss other projects ( reported last week) which includes a DVD and a book. Shatner is also signing copies of his newest book in a promotion with a timeshare resort in Las Vegas on November 19th.
For more of the interview and the audio clip of Stern's show, head over to The Trek Movie Report.