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William Shatner Crushes Dreams, Will Not Be Appearing in Star Trek Sequel

Nope. Still Not Happening.

Much talk has been circulating over the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, which will reportedly be in theaters around December 2012. The last film featured a cameo by Leonard Nimoy, who reprised his legendary role as Spock. Over the weekend, however, William Shatner, who famously swaggered alongside Nimoy as Captain Kirk, confirmed that he will not be making an appearance in Star Trek 2.Shatner made the announcement at the Calgary Expo in Canada in answer to a fan question. To be exact, he said:

I’ve become an acquaintance of J.J. [Abrams] of late … But, I’m afraid no, no, I will not be in Star Trek 2.

Blastr still remains cautiously optimistic, though, pointing out that Shatner has previously been very vocal about wanting to reprise his role, and that (maybe, possibly, hopefully) his denial of such a role reprisal now is just a result of not thinking that Abrams wrote him into the script. The little glimmer of hope resides in the fact that production on Star Trek 2 was pushed back from this summer to the fall, and the script is still being written.

So, it’s a slim shot for sure, but cling to it if you must.

To console you, here’s a video of Leonard Nimoy appearance on SNL’s Weekend Update.

(via Classic Trekker)

(Photo via Mama Pop)

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