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Shatner uninvited to reprise Capt. Kirk in new Trek flick
By NewsDude ,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2007 8:29 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Beam me up, Scotty...please?  When the gazillionth Star Trek movie goes into production, it will go there without the original Captain Kirk. While the latest movie incarnation of Star Trek will include the veteran Spock character, played by Leonard Nimoy, director J.J Abrams has passed on including William Shatner this round. Shatner expressed disappointment: "Having been in on the creation of it, I was hoping to be in on the re-creation."

But no worries.  Shatner is busy playing a quirky, mad-cow infected lawyer on TV show  "Boston Legal," narrating a Christmas spoof called "Stalking Santa," and writing a novel about—who else?—Captain Kirk.