Shatner calls out Star Trek writers in hilarious Twitter exchange

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Apr 26, 2013

What happens when William Shatner, Damon Lindelof and Brannon Braga all start snarking at each other on Twitter? This. And it’s awesome.

If anyone ever needed proof that Twitter is great, Shatner just provided it. To help Lindelof celebrate his recent birthday, Shatner fired him off a tweet playfully asking why the Trek writer didn’t invite Shatner back for J.J. Abrams’ recent flicks. From there, it just gets crazier.

The results? The hilarious exchange below, which also attracted former Trek writer Brannon Braga to chime in on Capt. Kirk’s death in Star Trek Generations.

Check out the shenanigans below:

@damonlindelofI heard it was your bday yesterday. I would have made a fuss but you didn't put me in your movie...TWICE!#yesiholdgrudges

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) April 25, 2013

@williamshatner Bill, I am both wildly geeking out that you acknowledged my bday and wildly geeking out that you hold a grudge against me.

— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) April 25, 2013

@williamshatner You know what else holds a grudge?The time/space continuum.Kirk fell off a cliff and died.#WhyWouldGodNeedAStarship

— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) April 25, 2013

@williamshatner All that said, I only get to play in this universe because of YOU.And I am profoundly grateful for that.#sincere

— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) April 25, 2013

@damonlindelof @williamshatner Sigh.We all make mistakes...

— Brannon Braga (@BrannonBraga) April 25, 2013

@brannonbraga @damonlindelof Ahhh Brannon and Damon two of the most despised in the Kirk Universe! All we need is Orci to complete trifecta!

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) April 25, 2013

@damonlindelof @williamshatner It was a script typo.We accidentally wrote: Killed by ‘Bridge on Kirk’ instead of ‘Kirk on the Bridge.’

— Brannon Braga (@BrannonBraga) April 25, 2013

(Via Twitter)