William Shatner Apologizes For STAR TREK V: "I Ran Out Of Money"
William Shatner is sorry that you hate Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. For those who don't know, Shatner himself directed the film in about the worst way anyone could. The film was shot in the midst of a writer's strike, and Shatner, not being an experienced filmmaker, blew most of the film's budget prior to finishing the film. This lead to a very anti-climatic ending that still is pretty awful to this day. Now Shatner is finally speaking out about it to Entertainment Weekly:
I got the chance to direct a several-million-dollar movie, Star Trek V, and I did not get the help I needed in allocating my budget, so when it came to shooting the ending — needing a good villain and lots of computer graphics — I had run out of money. Sorry about that. [Laughs.] I had to use footage that I had already shot — and spit on it a lot. I wanted to give [the audience] earth-breaking granite monsters spewing rocks and fire. Instead, I had a few pebbles in my hand that I threw at the camera.
Basically, they shoot a God in a ship in the face and kill it. Why does a God need a starship, you ask? It's a great question:
At least he's not trying to defend it! Maybe they can go back and fix it by just deleting this film from the timeline.