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William Shatner wasn’t afraid to speak his mind at this week’s San Diego Comic Con.

Appearing at a panel hosted by Kevin Smith, the 91-year-old actor gave his thoughts about a range of topics in front of a large audience. They included Star Wars, which Shatner apparently doesn’t care much for.

“Fuck Star Wars,” Shatner said after being asked by a fan as to what he thought about one of the chief rivals to Star Trek, which he helped popularize as Captain James T. Kirk in the original TV series and numerous movies. But “not Mark Hamill,” he added, showing his respect for the actor behind popular Jedi Luke Skywalker.

Shatner also revealed that he is largely unimpressed with the current state of Star Trek. Asked by another fan as to which new Star Trek series he thought rivaled his own, Shatner replied, “none of them.”

“I got to know [creator] Gene Roddenberry in three years fairly well,” Shatner explained. “He’d be turning in his grave at some of this stuff.”

Other highlights of Shatner’s appearance include the actor poking fun at his old age, going so far as to joke that he could die during the panel.

“None of us really want that, sir, but that would be fucking incredible at Comic-Con,” Smith responded. “People would be like, ‘he died like the legend he was.’”

Shatner also discussed his trip to space last year with Blue Origin, explaining how he had been focused on absorbing the amazing views of space: “I went, and I vowed that every moment that I spent in space, would not be playing around in weightlessness, but looking out the window and trying to get an impression.”

The panel ended with Shatner and Smith engaging in a “curse off,” one in which Shatner called Smith a “double dumbass”—a line that might be familiar to fans of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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9 comments

  1. No Star Trek series / no one will ever... EVER... come close to the G.O.A.T Captain... James... T... KIRK and crew! EVER!
    I even enjoyed the cartoon. Found it a while back on a streaming service.
  2. No Star Trek series / no one will ever... EVER... come close to the G.O.A.T Captain... James... T... KIRK and crew! EVER!
    Agree but our political climate today wouldn’t tolerate another Capt Kirk at all. He’d get woked out on a rail
  3. Agree but our political climate today wouldn’t tolerate another Capt Kirk at all. He’d get woked out on a rail
    That's what they want you to believe. In reality it would have terrible critic reviews, that frankly nobody should give a **** about anymore, but the audience would love it. Like in the case of the Terminal List.
  4. Agree but our political climate today wouldn’t tolerate another Capt Kirk at all. He’d get woked out on a rail
    Possibly, here in Belgium we have an old comedy show which ran for 20+ seasons, and get's repeated all the time, but they cut 16 episodes recently because they no longer fit the current political correctnes/woke crap time we live in.
  5. That's what they want you to believe. In reality it would have terrible critic reviews, that frankly nobody should give a **** about anymore, but the audience would love it. Like in the case of the Terminal List.
    I don't know that it matters much what the general mass population thinks. You piss off the wrong vocal minority and you're done. Just ask Dave Chappelle.
  6. I don't know that it matters much what the general mass population thinks. You piss off the wrong vocal minority and you're done. Just ask Dave Chappelle.
    He hosts sold out events everywhere he goes. just as Ricky Gervais,.

    What this vocal minority does is terrorism. And it is encouraged and championed by some. They only have power if we give it to them. So don't. If you are changing your stand up gig or movie, because of who it might upset you are already lost as a creative. Of course this is not to be confused with making upsetting people your goal, which is often encouraged by the same mob.
  7. Possibly, here in Belgium we have an old comedy show which ran for 20+ seasons, and get's repeated all the time, but they cut 16 episodes recently because they no longer fit the current political correctnes/woke crap time we live in.
    I don't understand this type of censorship. What is it's purpose? They want to pretend that it never happened? Because if the problem is that it depicts bad things, then almost every fiction should be banned as most of it depicts things that shouldn't be imitated.

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