I love William Shatner, but can you say sour grapes. Not only did Shatner star as Captain James T. Kirk in TV and films, but he also directed Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. During a recent interview with The PIttsburgh Post Gazzette, he had some interesting remarks about J.J. Abrams' reboot of the franchise.
I think it's wonderful. It's a great ride, a great opening up of Star Trek to modern audiences. It doesn't have the story heart that the best of my Star Trek had, but it's a glorious motion picture.
I am going to say this, I love the Star Trek reboot and am super excited for the sequel. Shatner deserves some respect, but I am going to have to vehemently disagree with his statement. The Trek TV and film versions are great, but without Abrams' reboot the franchise would not have as many fans as it currently does.
There are many many Trekkies, but I feel that these reboots have peaked the interest of the franchise to a newer and younger audience, adding to the overall base. Many of you may disagree with me, but I don't agree with Shatner's statement.