It turns out that Star Trek franchise star William Shatner has never really actually watched the show or the movies in the franchise that he’s starred in. The only Star Trek project that he actually watched was Star Trek V: The Final Frontier because he directed it. He had to watch it!
The actor, who recently turned 90, shared this little tidbit of information in a recent interview with People. While talking about his role as Captain James T. Kirk, he explained:
“I have never watched Star Trek. There are many episodes I don’t know, there are some movies I don’t know. I directed one of the movies — No. 5 — I had to watch that one. But it’s all painful because I don’t like the way I look and what I do.”
Damn, he’s really missing out on some great stuff! I understand that some actors don’t like watching their work, but I hope Shatner goes go back and rewatch the show and films. After all these years, after all this time has passed, I can’t help but think he might enjoy it. He should rewatch them and then do a podcast offering commentary on the shows! I’d love that!
I think it’s safe to say that we’ll never see Shatner in the role of Captain James T. Kirk again, but he sure did have a great run with it.
Are you surprised to learn that Shatner has never watched his Star Trek projects?