Shatner Misses Star Trek

By Michelle
May 7, 2004 - 8:48 PM

The actor who played Captain Kirk had no control over the decision to kill off the character, he said, and he would be willing to return to the franchise if Star Trek: Enterprise came calling.

William Shatner revealed to Dreamwatch (via SciFiPulse) that he had mixed feelings about Kirk's death in Generations, but "went with the flow and tried to give the character as good a send off as I could."

After that film, Shatner ceased to be directly involved with Star Trek for a time, but he recently pitched a live-action Star Trek proposal to Paramount and said that he had been approached about possibly playing Kirk's grandfather on Enterprise.

"It could happen...but they haven't asked me to do it yet," he noted.

Shatner called being on the original series "a kick", saying he made a couple of very good friends and enjoyed all aspects of the show from filming to publicity.

"Science fiction can be very creative and there are no rules because no one knows any more than you do, so it can be liberating," said the actor, who has collaborated on sci-fi novels.

More interview excerpts from Dreamwatch issue 117 are at SciFiPulse.

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