While doing press for his latest series, Better Late Than Never, William Shatner apologized for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
But Shatner didn’t take all the blame for the less-than-stellar ending to the movie. “I got the chance to direct a several-million-dollar movie, Star Trek V, and I did not get the help I needed in allocating my budget,” he said, “so when it came to shooting the ending, needing a good villain and lots of computer graphics, I had run out of money.
“Sorry about that,” he said with a laugh. “I had to use footage that I had already shot, and spit on it a lot. I wanted to give [the audience] earth-breaking granite monsters spewing rocks and fire. Instead, I had a few pebbles in my hand that I threw at the camera.”
Shatner’s new series, Better Late Than Never, debuts tonight at 10 PM on NBC. The series stars Shatner, Henry Winkler, George Foreman, and Terry Bradshaw. Shatner described the new show. “Imagine four disparate and desperate guys stumbling through Asia in various degrees of consciousness,” he said. “And then imagine all of us talking to each other, against each other, and over each other.
“It made for a lot of fun, a lot of adventure, and a lot of laughs.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly