Will Captain Kirk appear in Star Trek: Discovery? Recently, star Jason Isaacs told Metro UK he doesn’t want cameos from the original series in the new CBS All Access TV show.
The newest installment in the Star Trek franchise takes place 10 years before the original series and follows “the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.” The cast includes Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Rainn Wilson, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, and James Frain.
In the interview, Isaacs said he doesn’t want cameos from original Star Trek series stars like William Shatner because it would be too distracting for viewers:
Someone asked which cast members from the existing series would you like to guest star – I think people watch good drama shows and they completely suspend their disbelief, they feel like they’re looking through the keyhole at another world, if you do it well enough.
If you have stunt celebrity cameo casting, it completely pulls them out of it. They feel like they’re watching a Saturday Night Live sketch.”
So I just hope people believe our stories, are engaged with them, and I’m happy to meet Will Shatner in real life in a restaurant.”