93 years old and still annoying George Takei, William Shatner still works occasionally, including voice work on Masters Of The Universe: Revolution. While out promoting You Can Call Me Bill, his autobiographical documentary, he was asked about a potential return as Captain James T. Kirk.

He talked about de-ageing software belonging to a company that he promotes, and says that if the script is good, then why not?

“It’s an intriguing idea. It’s almost impossible, but it was a great role and so well-written, and if there were a reason to be there not just to make a cameo appearance, but if there were a genuine reason for the character appearing, I might consider it.

A company that wants to freeze my body and my brain for the future might be a way of going about it. ‘We’ve got Captain Kirk’s brain frozen here.’ There’s a scenario. ‘Let’s see if we can bring back a little bit of this, a little salt, a little pepper. Oh, look at that. Here comes Captain Kirk!”

Chris Pine and Paul Wesley have since taken on the role, but there is only one true Kirk. Shatner’s last time in the role was now nearly 30 years ago, for Star Trek: Generations.

After leading TJ Hooker in the 80s, as well as headlining Star Trek movies he appeared in seasons 4 and 5 of the NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun, where he played the alien “Big Giant Head” to which the main characters reported.

From 2004 until 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane in the final season of the legal show The Practice and in then in its spinoff Boston Legal, a role that earned him two Emmy Awards, one for his contribution to each series. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, he starred in both seasons of NBC’s Better Late Than Never, a comical travel series in which a band of elderly celebrities toured East Asia and Europe.


“George who?”


Two years ago, he actually went into space aboard Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket.

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