William Shatner is now feuding with Leonard Nimoy's son

William Shatner can't seem to make friends these days.
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William Shatner is famous for many reasons. He was the lead on the original Star Trek, his spoken-word poetry ("music"), and of course his on-again and off-again beef with various people he worked with. The most famous of course is George Takei, the man who worked with Shatner on the original Star Star Trek show 60 years ago.

Yet, the saddest is that of Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy and Shatner were friends for the longest time, and it was seemingly Nimoy who only ever got Shatner. The two men were long-time colleagues and supported one another for decades. Yet, even those two fell out. The reason why has never been revealed, and the two couldn't make up before Nimoy's death in 2015. Shortly before Star Trek: Beyond would premiere.

Since then, many have wondered why the two fell out, leading to Nimoy's son, Adam speaking about the falling out. He told Newsweek recently;

""I know why. ..It's unfortunate, it's sad, you know but it is what it is, you know. There's nothing we can do about it, nothing I could have done about it, and uh, and I love Bill.""

Adam would later go on to talk more about Shatner and Nimoy's friendship in his new book “The Most Human: Reconciling With My Father, Leonard Nimoy". In it, he revealed a conversation he had with his father, in which Leonard partly blamed his drinking on working with Shatner.

"Years later, when he was sober and being interviewed by no less than Bill Shatner, Dad admitted his habitual drinking began in the 1960s to cope with the pressures of making ‘Star Trek.’ What he didn’t say during that segment — and later confided in me — was that his drinking was the result of long hours on the set, the difficult producers, and his problems with Bill Shatner."

While Adam revealed he knew why they fell out, he won't reveal the reason. This prompted Shatner himself to respond. Shatner rebuffed Adam's comments, going on to tell the New York Post;

"“He was my dearest friend...I loved him, and I believe he loved me. We were brothers.”"

Shatner would later claim that Leonard and Adam were not close, saying;

"“So I don’t know what his son wrote, but the son was never around." "

Before noting that the two had a "bad relationship.

It's a sad situation to behold, that's for sure. You would hope the last two living links to a man so widely beloved in Nimoy wouldn't be sitting here, taking shots at one another through books and online articles. Yet, that's exactly what's happening.

Shatner has never been one to bite his tongue, so it's not shocking by any means that he's speaking out against Adam Nimoy's comments in the new book. Are they true? Who knows. Adam may be telling the truth about Shatner's impact on Leonard Nimoy, but he may not be. We do know that Shatner rubbed a lot of people the wrong way during the original series run.

We also know that the elder Nimoy and the man who first brought James T. Kirk to life had a long, storied, friendship. A friendship that, in Shatner's own words, ended around 2010. So maybe there's truth to both men's words and it's merely a matter of perception as to who you want to believe.

Thankfully, it doesn't seem like we'll have to worry about such drama from any of the modern cast members, as there's no word (yet) of any in-fighting among the cast. However that could always change.