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William Shatner: "I Won't Be Part of 'Star Trek' Prequel"

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Oct 20, 2007 | 6:39am EDT

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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