Star Trek CUT KIRK from Their Official Promos?! Shatner Hits Back!

Captain Kirk has been cut from recent Paramount+ promotionals, despite every other captain from every other series being represented. William Shatner thinks this is deliberate because Kirk is viewed as “problematic” by the current showrunners… and he might’ve publicly dunked on new Star Trek a few times. In fact, he infamously said Gene Roddenberry would be “turning in his grave” over some of the decisions by the current showrunners. OUCH.

Additional Context:
William Shatner, renowned for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” series, has made several comments over the years expressing his opinions about the modern iterations of the franchise. At San Diego Comic-Con, Shatner, known for his candid and straightforward style, made remarks suggesting that the series’ creator, Gene Roddenberry, would be “turning in his grave” at some of the current Star Trek shows. He asserted that none of the new series rival the original, indicating his belief that they do not live up to the legacy of the series he led​​​​.

Despite his criticism of the modern Star Trek series, Shatner has also shown support for some aspects of the new iterations. For instance, he congratulated Paul Wesley on Twitter for his role as a younger Captain Kirk in “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.” Additionally, in a 2017 Reddit thread, Shatner defended “Star Trek: Discovery,” emphasizing the importance of stories and messaging over strict adherence to canon. He suggested that as long as the new series maintain the core values and messages of Star Trek, they should be enjoyed, while any deviation from these should be critically evaluated​​.

The modern Star Trek series, including the J.J. Abrams movie trilogy and “Star Trek: Discovery,” have indeed been a departure from the original series’ format, focusing more on action-oriented plots and deviating from the traditional “planet of the week” missions. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” attempted to return to the more hopeful outlook and exploration focus of the original series, but it seems Shatner was not fully impressed by this effort either​​.

Shatner’s comments reflect the complex relationship between the legacy of a long-standing franchise and its modern adaptations. While some fans and creators strive to preserve the original essence of such series, others seek to innovate and adapt them to contemporary contexts and audiences. This dynamic often leads to mixed reactions from both long-time fans and new viewers.

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