As they approach the final frontier, apparently there’s still some sort of thing to do between the castmates of the original Star Trek television and film franchises.
William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk on TV and in seven films, spoke to The Times of London for an interview that took place Friday and gave a few jabs back to one of the people he worked with on those projects.
At the age of 91, Shatner has not forgotten the criticism of his behavior when the cameras weren’t rolling.
“Sixty years after an incident, they are still on that track. Don’t you think that’s a little weird? It’s like a disease,” he said of the criticism. “I started to understand that they were doing it for the publicity.”
George Takei was just the last. The actor, who played Sulu on the shows, claimed that Shatner’s 2021 journey on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket was to have a “guinea pig” to assess the impact of space on an “unfit” man.
“George [Takei] never stopped slandering my name,” Shatner said. “These people are bitter and bitter. I have no patience with them anymore. Why believe in people who are consumed with envy and hatred?”
Takei, who is very active on Twitter, has not yet responded.
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