4 Reasons To See JJs Star Trek, By William Shatner
1. He likes the new ship.
“To me, it looks very much like the old Enterprise, which is terrific. There was a great design, an imaginative design. Whether a window is blue or green, or up here or down there it really doesn’t matter.
What matters is the shape of the ship is ship-shape. It’s very much like it was, and that’s great. It shows JJ is holding onto the ideals of construction, which means he’ll be holding onto the ideals of Star Trek too. For me, the ship looks great.”
2. Hes not bitter about the fact hes not in it.
“I’m going to tell him personally. JJ, nobody ever came to me and said ‘we have a cameo’. Maybe you wrote it, but it never presented itself to me.
But, the truth is, I would never have wanted to a cameo because you would have clipped that out, you said in your statement you were having trouble fitting it in there.
But nobody ever asked me, I’m just sorry I’m not in your wonderful movie.”
3. He wants to be in a sequel.
“If JJ makes another one, maybe he can think of ways of bringing Captain Kirk back to life. I brought him back to life very easily in one of my books.
We’ve got DNA of dinosaurs 160 million years old. Right now. We’re not talking about 23 hundred now, we’re talking about 2008. We’re trying to assemble the DNA of an 160 million year old being. You don’t think we can get Captain Kirk back to life?”
4. Hell be as surprised by the plot as the rest of us.
“I had a couple of meetings with JJ, but I don’t know what those meetings were about when I look back. I have no idea what they were about.
And so I have no connection with the film whatsoever. It's the strangest thing. Even my dear friend Leonard Nimoy won't tell me what it's about.”
Sources: The Shatner Project, Star Trek Magazine (UK)