Wednesday, September 28, 2011

William Shatner continues feud with George Takei in new book

Five-year mission, 40-year feud.
William Shatner apparently does not listen to Capt. James T. Kirk's advice.

In "Star Trek II," Kirk snaps at Dr. Leonard McCoy when he learns he is about to cross paths with his former lover, Carol Marcus, who is the mother of his son: "As a physician, you of all people should appreciate the danger of re-opening old wounds."
Fast-forward (or flashback, depending on your temporal point of view) to 2011. In his latest book, "Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large," the former captain of the Enterprise sets his phasers on kill when discussing former shipmate George Takei.

The latest chapter in their long-running feud was written three years ago, when Takei announced he was marrying his long-time partner, Brad Altman.Takei has said he invited Shatner, but that he did not show up.

Shatner has a different version. He said he did not receive an invitation and that Takei was just looking for media attention.

Furthermore, Shatner fires this photon torpedo shot across the bow of the Excelsior's commander on Page 51, according to The Marquee Blog:
Takei "says that I have a 'big, shiny, ego!'  Well, actors have big egos.  If mine is shiny, it's because I tend to it very carefully and lovingly.  Perhaps George's needs a good polish."
This brings to mind the Klingon proverb, "Perhaps today would be a good day to bury the hatchet. You're both old men. Get over it."

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