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Sunday, May 11, 2008

I Am Livid! . . . . Again!

I have just discovered that the upcoming JJ Abrams film 'Star Trek' will not, I repeat NOT, feature the considerable acting talents of the Worlds Greatest Living Canadian, William Shatner!

I can hear you all now gasp and say "Inchy, what the fuck is the director thinking about?!"

I know!
The Shatner IS captain James Tiberius Kirk, and always will be!
Not only that, but he's been in the tv show with the greatest ever theme tune (featured above), and his 2004 album 'Has Been' is fucking magnificent. Just check out his interpretation of Pulp's 'Common People' bellow (Joe Jackson on vocals, Ben Folds on keyboard).

Come on Mr Abrams, Starfleet won't be saved without the Shatner. He boldly goes where no other 76 year old, horse breeding, poker playing, Canadian has gone before!


Steve said...

Shatner's version of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds is absolutely masterful. The man is a god.

Inchy said...

God damn it Steve, I totally agree with you, and not just for the sake of a few laughs. William Shatner is great. Full stop.

He has a video blog on his website called 'ShatnerVision', how cool is that!

The Manic Street Preacher said...

Totally agree. 'Specially the 'Common People' bit.

Sadly they killed the old sod off though so unless they do a 'Search for Spock' thing with another - wtf was that planet thingy called? - then he's dead.

The ghost of Kirk?

Ro said...

... or maybe just reinstate him as a special case of "it's life, Jim, but not as we know it"? :)

Inchy said...

Leonard Nimoy is in the new one, but no Kirk?

Huge mistake. Massive. Colossal.