William Shatner isn’t interested in revisiting his most famous role
Sequel culture can’t touch Captain Kirk
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It seems like every week there’s another classic property getting remade or recycled in some way. One recent example is the CBS All Access streaming show Star Trek: Picard.
As the title suggests, the show is a sequel to Star Trek: The Next Generation and its subsequent movies. It centers around Captain Jean-Luc Picard, played once again by Patrick Stewart.
Based on the success of Picard and Star Trek: Discovery, which takes place ten years before the original series, it’s tempting to think of other stories from the Star Trek universe that could be told. Is there an opportunity to check back in with certain members of the original Enterprise crew?
A fan on Twitter recently asked William Shatner if he would be interested in playing James T. Kirk in a new series.
Shatner replied: "No. I think Kirk’s story is pretty well played out at this point."
Well, there you have it! Straight from the man himself.
Any sequel series involving Captain Kirk would have to find a way around his death in the 1994 movie Star Trek: Generations. Although, that might be a welcome development for some fans who weren’t pleased with the climactic events in that film.
It looks like William Shatner wants to make it clear he’s not interested in reprising his role, however. But who knows? Patrick Stewart said he was done playing Picard after the movie Star Trek: Nemesis.