Via Jim Treacher:
It’s been 45 years since George Takei and William Shatner co-starred on Star Trek, but Takei still remembers the experience vividly – and not with fondness.
Takei discussed his bad blood with Shatner on “Watch What Happens Live” last night saying, “Bill’s douchiness…He’s very self-possessed, self-involved, everything revolves around the captain.”
Takei revealed that Shatner “regularly” would stop filming to ask the director to focus the cameras on him instead of whoever was speaking. “[Shatner was] reacting, and that’s the important thing,” Takei sniffed.
I remember hearing George Takei on a morning radio show when some Trekkie called in and asked him a question about the deeper meaning of one of the original episodes. Takei’s response was something along the lines of “Back then the show was just another gig. We showed up, did our lines and then went home. We didn’t think about what it all meant.”
It’s hard to believe that show got canceled over forty years ago. Here’s a bunch of stuff you may not know about the original series.
Meanwhile, Shatner has had several hit shows since Star Trek TOS was canned. He has literally made a career out of bad acting.