William Shatner: “I Won’t Be Part of ‘Star Trek’ Prequel”

Actor William Shatner has criticized director J.J. Abrams and the producers of the new Star Trek prequel–for not finding him a meaty role in the film.

Shatner, who played Captain James Kirk in the original Star Trek TV series and movies, has denied reports he’s set for a cameo in the new film.

He insists he wouldn’t take such a role even if it were offered to him, stating, “I don’t do cameos… I can’t imagine what I would do as a cameo.”

But he is upset that he’s not among the cast of the new project: “Here’s a show with my identity in it and not to be part of it is disappointing… It is a strange construction.”

Shatner‘s Star Trek sidekick and pal Leonard Nimoy will be the only original cast member on board for the prequel–he’ll reprise his role as Mr. Spock in the film.

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