Nimoy & Shatner Thrill Star Trek Fans At Atlanta Convention

Saturday, September 5, 2009

LEONARD NIMOY poked fun at STAR TREK pal WILLIAM SHATNER during a rare and much-anticipated meeting of the two sci-fi icons at an Atlanta, Georgia convention on Friday (04Sep09).

Organisers of the Dragon-Con event couldn’t believe it when the original Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock agreed to converse with each other in what became a comedy event of epic proportions.

Nimoy needled hid old friend about the fact he was not part of the new Star Trek franchise, which opened with a prequel to the original TV series this summer (09), asking him, “(Have you) seen any good movies lately?”

Shatner, who has admitted he’s upset about not getting cast in the J.J. Abrams blockbuster, asked, “Why wasn’t I in the movie?”

Nimoy suggested that might have something to do with the fact his Kirk was killed off in the movie Star Trek Generations.

Shatner told his friend he has yet to see the film, although director Abrams had offered to screen it for him.

The actor told Nimoy he refused to see the film at the cinema for fear of fans recognising him and asking, “Why weren’t you in the movie?”

Meanwhile, Nimoy, who had a cameo role in the new film, told Shatner and the 2,200 fans present that he would not return for another Star Trek film.

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