Above Image: William Shatner yelling at George Lucas and J.J. Abrams
Last month came the news that Star Trek director J.J. Abrams is directing the next Star Wars. William Shatner, who played Captain James Kirk in the original Star Trek series gave his opinion on it. Shatner has a weird sense of humor, so he might have been kidding in an interview with Movie Fanatic. On the other hand, he's been feuding with George Takei for years, saying he has a "psychosis." He also started a YouTube fued "Yo Mamma" fight with Carrie Fisher. So anything is possible. Let's assume that he's serious.
Watch the video of Shatner calling J.J. Abrams a pig.
He was asked if it's good that J.J. Abrams' is directing Star Wars and Star Trek. Here's what he said:
"No." Shatner said, "He's being a pig. I mean, he's collecting the two franchises and holding them close to his vest. He's probably the most talented director of that ilk we have. But, he's gone too far this time.
"I think of him as a buddy of mine. I've taken him out for sushi. I think it's time for J.J. and I to have a little sushi and let me put him straight about two of the largest franchises and not employing me in either one of them I think is just foolhardy."
Many have complained about Abrams talking control of the two biggest franchises of geekdom. Are they right? Is Abrams being a greedy pig for directing both franchises? Vote using the poll below or in the comments.
(Via Geek Tyrant)
What do you think? Is Abrams a greedy pig? Is William Shatner joking? What do you think of Shatner after hearing this clip?
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