Captain Kirk Is Da Shat


Via Jim Treacher:

George Takei: William Shatner is a ‘douche’

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.

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18 Responses to Captain Kirk Is Da Shat

  1. elliesmom says:

    And Takei has 4 Oscars, a couple of Emmys, a Tony and a Pulitzer? There wasn’t anybody on the original Star Trek who couldn’t have benefited from some acting lessons. Shatner was better at marketing himself so he’s the one who turned it into a career.. The rest, including Leonard Nimoy and Takei, not so much.

    • cj says:

      He’s better at comedy than drama, and he plays off his hammy, narcissitic image which makes him even funnier. None of them are good actors, but at least Shatner seems likable in his new career, while Takei just comes across as weird.

  2. foxyladi14 says:

    I loved him on Boston Legal. 🙂

  3. DeniseVB says:


    Had this idea for an open thread, so threw it on my blog after I saw the Takei post. Sigh.

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  6. driguana says:

    I never watched many TV series as a youngster….well, back in the day there was The Lone Ranger and Ramar of the Jungle….watched all of them…but there was something about the corniness of Star Trek…the sets, the acting, the beam machine…..and, of course, the cell phones!!!…..that was totally endearing. All the roles were essentially “shticks”….and that’s how they played…

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