Will the original Captain Kirk be returning for Star Trek: Discovery? Recently, William Shatner spoke with StarTrek.com about reviving his iconic character.
Shatner, of course, originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk for the first Star Trek series, which ran for three seasons between 1966 and 1969. He went on to reprise the character in several feature films, concluding with 1994’s Star Trek Generations in which Kirk died.
In the interview, Shatner said he’d love to play Kirk again (even though the character died):
Oh, it would be incredible to do a film, which is never going to happen… to do a film of Kirk aging. I just finished a movie called Senior Moment in which I played the leading man, an older guy who has a car that he really loves and no personal relationships. He has an accident and the judge takes both his car and his driver’s license away because they say he’s too old to drive. He pines for his car, and eventually he meets the girl and finally gets the girl and gets the car back.
That’s the story: kiss the girl, get the car, and I’m the leading man. One more time. I finished Senior Moment a couple of days ago, enthralled by the idea I was given one more chance to do this, to allow all the skills that I still have and to use them and to hone them on playing this role. So, what I would love, what I wouldn’t give to play Captain Kirk in the last of his age, the last of his years, doing something reminiscent of the young Kirk.”
Currently, there are no plans to have Kirk join the crew of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery. But you never know. What do you think? Would you like to see Shatner as Kirk again? In what capacity?
Love to see WILLIAM in anything
From his wheel chair in a nursing home? Come on, get serious! Nothing against W. Shatner, this just seems nuts. He was much more fun on the show w/the other 3 guys!
captain kirk was killed off in the movie franchise. Star Trek Generations, the seventh film. Now..Ive been a Kirk fan since i was bout 7 years old (45 years), and saw THIS idea on the net for THE movie the FANS wanted. check it out here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJHANrzMSlk
Oh yeah, that would beam me right up!
Shatter is the ultimate Star Trek Captian. I would definitely watch if he were in the series!
He could be heard and not seen, maybe, as a narrator giving thoughts, or he could be seen as a friendly spirit come to visit…
yes. It would be great to have Captain Kirk return however they do it. But when
does the new Star Trek: Discovery start. And when did Kirk die. I am a star Trek fan but missed that episode. Can some one help me with both questions. I am a star Trek and SyFy fan regarding all the sequels and new series.
I just happened to be surfing one night and apparently buncha rocks fell on Kirk and the bald headed captain was with him…
I only watched Star Trek when William Shatner was Captain Kirk. It would be fun to have him back. I would watch the show again
I think it would be fun to see him as an older Kirk. The beauty of SyFy is you can bring the dead back to life. Especially with the supposed medical break thurs that are extremely possible in the future. I’d watch it!