star trek V apology

The key to loving Star Trek it to accept that roughly 30-40% of the entire franchise is, quite simply, not good. You roll with the weak seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation to get to the good stuff. You endure season three of the original series because season one was so good. You grit your teeth through the bad movies because Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a legit masterpiece. Heck, this is probably the healthy approach to all fandoms. It allows you to really appreciate the good stuff.

When Star Trek convention-goers gathered in 2013 to rank the films from best to worst, Star Trek Into Darkness rightfully ranked in the bottom spot…and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier rightfully fell right under it. The fifth Star Trek movie starring the original crew, directed by William Shatner himself, is a bad movie, a cringeworthy exercise in how to sabotage everything that makes the original series dynamic work. And now, Shatner has apologized for it. Sort of. Kind of. Not really.

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star trek beyond

Was there an explosion or something? Because there are all these Sequel Bits lying around.

  • William Shatner denies having a cameo in Star Trek Beyond.
  • Furious 8 could be the first Hollywood movie to shoot in Cuba since the 1960s.
  • Pacific Rim 2 is off the table for now.
  • xXx 3 adds a couple more ladies to the cast as production nears.
  • Access Hollywood goes behind the scenes of Star Trek Beyond.

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William Shatner as mark twain

The Television Critics association winter press tour began today with panels from Ovation. One of Ovation’s series is The Artful Detective, the American airing of the Canadian detective series Murdoch Mysteries. They announced a major guest star this season, William Shatner, and showed us a clip of the Captain Kirk actor playing an American legend.

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star trek musical

William Shatner is 84 years old, which means he’s reached the age where he’s pretty much allowed to do whatever the hell he wants. It’s his prerogative as an octogenarian living legend. You don’t tell Captain Kirk what to do, especially now that he’s old and belligerent.

That’s the big problem with Shatner talking about wanting to put on a Star Trek musical for the franchise’s 50th anniversary next year. It’s a terrible idea. It cannot end well. Nothing about it sounds good. But let’s face it – would you tell the Captain of the Enterprise “no”? Find Shatner’s statements about this proposed nightmare, as well as a few reminders of his very, uh, eventful singing career after the jump.

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Stephen Colbert lightsaber

Who am I? I’m no one… but I do come bearing a generous bounty of Star Wars-related tidbits! After the jump:

  • Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will talk Star Wars in New Jersey
  • No more trailers are coming for Star Wars Episode VII
  • Luke Skywalker is all over this “new” Force Awakens trailer
  • Why Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was ahead of its time
  • William Shatner keeps the Star Wars / Star Trek rivalry alive
  • John Boyega and Daisy Ridley hang out with John Williams
  • Give your loved ones a basket of Ewoks for Christmas this year
  • Could the cancelled Darth Maul video game get resurrected?
  • Why none of us will ever truly know how Star Wars ends

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William Shatner Star Trek

After some initial denials, William Shatner confirmed last week he’d been contacted about Star Trek 3. So now the question is what exactly he’ll be doing in the movie, and a new report claims to have some of the juicy details.

Meanwhile, Leonard Nimoy, who’s rumored to appear alongside Shatner in the next film, has finally issued a response. Or maybe we should cal it a non-response, since it neither confirms nor denies anything.

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William Shatner Star Trek 3 offer

Just days after word spread last week that Roberto Orci wanted William Shatner for Star Trek 3, the actor took to Twitter to deny, deny, deny. But now, just days after that, Shatner has changed his tune completely.

During an appearance at Wizard World Nashville Comic Con this weekend, Shatner admitted that he’d gotten the call from J.J. Abrams about Star Trek 3 — and also that he’d promised Abrams he wouldn’t tell anyone, not even his wife. Well, so much for that mystery box.

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William Shatner in Star Trek

Earlier this week we got word that Roberto Orci wanted William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy back on board for Star Trek 3. According to that report, the current version of the script calls for the two to appear in a scene together, for the first time since 1991’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Naturally, all the talk got old-school Trek fans buzzing. However, all that excitement may be premature, because Orci and Shatner have now spoken up to clarify that nothing is set just yet. Hit the jump to read about the William Shatner Star Trek 3 rumors.

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William Shatner Star Trek 3

William Shatner has been very vocal about not being invited to be part of the new Star Trek films. Originally Shatner was written into the script for JJ Abrams’ Star Trek, but they decided not to film the cameo role. Well it now looks like Shatner might have his chance to return to the big screen as Captain James T Kirk in Roberto Orci’s Star Trek 3. Read more about the William Shatner Star Trek 3 role, after the jump.

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