ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 03: William Shatner speaks during 2022 Dragon Con at Hilton Atlanta on September 03, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
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William Shatner Claims Star Trek Creator, Gene Roddenberry, Would Be Turning In
His Grave
It should be no surprise that William Shatner, 91, thinks the original "Star Trek" is the best one, and he even controversially proclaimed at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con that newer "Trek" would be enough to outrage creator Gene Roddenberry. Shatner was asked if any of the new shows could match the original, and he answered in the negative, saying, "I got to know Gene Roddenberry in three years fairly well. He'd be turning in his grave at some of this stuff."
Shatner did not elucidate further on what he meant by "some of this stuff." He didn't even say if he bothered to watch much new "Trek,” just merely waved away newer "Star Trek" as unilaterally bad.
On his Twitter account, Shatner declared that "Star Trek," one of the more overtly political shows in sci-fi TV at the time, was not political, which irked one of his many followers. "How can they be political however," Shatner Tweeted, "when the very definition of politics is governance of areas & boundaries? It would be oxymoronic."
Shanter's comments on Twitter and at Comic-Con left many fans placing him in the same clueless camp as pundits on Fox News. One might find themselves assuming he has lost sight of his own show.