April 25 2024

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Trek 3 Casting Rumor Reactions

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Yesterday, TrekToday reported the rumor that William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy might appear in Star Trek 3, and today, there was reaction to that rumor.

Shatner and Roberto Orci addressed the rumor online.

Via a pinned Tweet on his Twitter account, Shatner dismissed the rumor. “Let’s talk ST,” he said. “I don’t know anything about the current gossip. Nobody has contacted me. Right now, it’s just rhetoric to cause hype.”

Star Trek 3 Director Orci also reacted to the rumor. “Love no-win scenarios,” he said. “In theory, damned either way.”

Proving his point, some considered his response a confirmation of the rumor, and Orci posted again. “Not in my interest to confirm or deny anything because it limits my options while maintaining my integrity as a truth teller,” he said. “The movie is not the movie till it is in the theater. Until then, everything is a rumor.”

We’ve all been this route before. Perhaps we’ll see Shatner and Nimoy in Star Trek 3; perhaps not.

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14 thoughts on “Trek 3 Casting Rumor Reactions

  1. The wanted a clean slate but they keep going back to old Trek. Stop with the cameos and write a decent script this time.

  2. This is just a rumour, however, they said they wanted to create a new timeline so that they could either revisit iconic characters and do a different take on them or create entirely new ones.

  3. Well, Kirk’s dead in the original timeline anyway. Are they going to pluck the Kirk from the “mirror” universe? He’d be as good a villain as the original Khan!

  4. Haha I guess that would be the best case scenario if they did involve Shatner in some way. I think they Will go with an original villain this time around though.

  5. Maybe Shatner will play the guy who ran the Tarsus IV colony where the original young Kirk lived with his mother, pre-Starfleet.

  6. Fans may want Mudd or Charlie, and I think Abrams will jump the shark if he turns the Tribbles into mogwai-gremlins. Still, I’d like to see Gary Seven make an appearance.

  7. I’m fairly certain you can rule out Mudd from being cast as they referenced the events dealing with him in Into Darkness and they used his shuttle to travel down to Qo’nos. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see one or more TOS characters return in minor roles though.

  8. Maybe the return of V-ger (Stephen Collins might need a gig about now; Persis Khambatta died in an accident many years ago) in this alternate universe, or the whalesteroid from ST4…

  9. It’s a new timeline in an alternate dimension so Shatner could play a Charon for all we know…with all due respect to the late great Frank Gorshin.

  10. Orci was quick to debunk the rumor that JJTrek 3 would feature something fans might actually want to see.

  11. Don’t care how they do it; seeing Shatner and Nimoy as Kirk and Spock one more time on the 50th is about the only reason I’ve got to look forward to this next nuTrek nightmare.

  12. I thought Nimoy’s health was so bad that he had retired from acting and convention appearances altogether.

    Now I see he’s appearing with Shatner somewhere?

  13. One would think so, but upon reading this all I could think of was “Captain’s Log: so very, very tired.”

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