Shatner Hopes To Launch New Trek ShowBy Michelle
August 14, 2003 - 9:42 PM
William Shatner (Captain Kirk) has a proposal for a new Star Trek series that he hopes could reinvigorate the franchise.
"I'm trying to interest the powers — and that has many levels to it — for me to conceive another Star Trek manifestation," he said in an interview printed in the Sioux City Journal. "It would be a concept for a series."
As previously reported, Shatner called the outlook for the franchise "somewhat dire" in the wake of the Activision lawsuit and the lukewarm box office for Star Trek: Nemesis.
Shatner said that he thought the feature film series was finished at present, as Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) has said he is no longer interested. He blamed criticisms of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, which he directed, on his own inability to negotiate with the studio, saying he "probably compromised [him]self out of a terrific movie."
Following Groom Lake, which he wrote and directed for Sci Fi, Shatner is planning to helm a second film for the network.
The full article, in which Shatner discusses conventions and the writer catalogues many of the recent woes of the Trek franchise, may be found here.