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Editor says, what if William Shatner's former colleagues publically forgave him for his narcissism? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Hollywood thread.
In 2012,on this day Star Trek co-stars Nichelle Nichols and George Takei formally approached CBS Corporation (the owners of the franchise) with a request for permission to shoot the low-budget webisode "The Search for Jim". Click to watch "Star Trek's William Shatner: I have no ego".
The Search for Jim, Part 1 By Ed, Mike Mcilvain, Scott Palter & Jackie RoseSet in a veterans hospital funded by the Federation, the ageing Captain James T. Kirk (pictured) has entered his final days. He is visited by Communications Officer Nyota Uhura and Helsman Hikaru Sulu.
But the visit rapidly turns sour when he discovers that his former subordinates on the Starship Enterprise have harboured personal grudges against him from the very beginning. Seemingly more concerned about protecting his record than addressing the feelings of his former colleagues, Kirk makes matters worse with a narcissistic explanation that appears to validate the criticisms that are being levelled against him. Frustrated, Uhura challenges him with the emotionally charged question "Dont you want to know why we hate you?". And then the conversation takes a further emotional turn because he opens up and for the first time Kirk talks about a traumatic event in his early career when he first encountered "Those Klingon B*stards".. To be continued
Editor says, Actor William Shatner made his name as Captain Kirk in Star Trek during the 1960s but during the three years of filming the programme he was unaware that he was unpopular with some members of the cast. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.