William Shatner joined IGN for a look back at the making of the Star Trek movies.
William Shatner will forever be an icon. His portrayal of Captain (then Admiral) James T. Kirk will go down in history as one of the best roles in science fiction. And though not all of the Star Trek movies were loved equally as there was good and bad in all of them, we still appreciate the six of them as they gave us the opportunity to revisit with characters who hadn’t gotten enough time on television. And on the heels of Star Trek’s 55th anniversary last year and the 4K Ultra HD Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection, Shatner opened up to IGN about some of the highlights of the movies and what went on behind the scenes.
In a wonderfully engaging 17 1/2 minute video, Shatner discusses the iconic Khaaan scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, shares his take on working with Leonard Nimoy as a director, and goes into depth about actors that say “my character would never do that.”
William Shatner is both funny and endearing in the interview.
Ninety-years-old at the time of this interview, Shatner appears to be as youthful as he was forty years ago. And his behind-the-scene tidbits add a little bit of character to the movies we love. He also shares a secret about how he was aged in the Star Trek: The Original Series’ episode “The Deadly Years,” and there are some brief clips that show light-hearted moments behind-the-scenes of The Original Series as well.
William Shatner will forever be a legend to Star Trek fans, and this interview just ups his legendary status. Give it a watch and see for yourself!