In an exclusive chat to IGN, Chris Pine has revealed that Harrison Ford was an inspiration during the Star Trek shoot.
"I've always loved that quality about him in Star Wars, this sense of absolute grumpy manner; the accidental hero. Not to say that I modeled my version of James T Kirk on anything in particular but I think I definitely have wanted to bring that kind of Harrison Ford humour to Kirk."
Call us Trek geeks, but don't you think he already had a pretty decent person to base his character on, without having to look to other Star franchises - like, say, Shatner?
Source: ( IGN )