May 18 2024


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Kirk Vs. The Gorn Again

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In a new ad for Star Trek: The Video Game, Captain Kirk faces a familiar foe.

In the ad, William Shatner and the Gorn from Arena are sitting on a couch watching a promotion for the Star Trek: The Video Game.

“You keep getting me killed!” Shatner tells the Gorn. “I thought you had my back!” He then smacks the Gorn, who hits him back and the two begin to fight.

“Ohhhh, not again!” exclaims Shatner, rising from the couch. The pair valiantly try to beat each other, but “we’re both too old for this,” says Kirk as he tries to catch his breath.

Star Trek: The Video Game will appear in stores on April 23.

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8 thoughts on “Kirk Vs. The Gorn Again

  1. Too good. Love the Shat!

    On a more serious note, I notice they copped the original action pretty close, however Shatner hit with his fist in the old show and not karate chopped. There evidently was an approach in fights on the original show there that they followed a lot. Anybody know the derivation of this concept that seemed to be the pervasive philosophy throughout the series? I’ve always thought that is a fascinating little bit of Trek history that’s never been covered.

  2. While he did use fists, Shatner’s patent pending karate chop was definitely present from the start.

  3. What the hell is on Shatner’s head? That must have been a cruel joke played on the actor by Ed Katz. The newest edition of the toup looks to be the worst piece he has had on in a few years.

  4. I believe you’re right. Perhaps it was to show that he used skill was Kirk’s first choice over brute force?

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