Shatner says Trek reboot is wonderful (but not as good as his own)

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Jan 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

William Shatner has been associated with Captain James T. Kirk for more than 46 years. He's played the USS Starship Enterprise's most popular captain through two series (the original series from 1966 to 1969 and the animated series in 1973-1974, in which most of the cast reprised their roles) and seven feature films.

So the man's been around the Alpha and Beta Quadrants long enough to know all there is to know about Star Trek TOS and its movies, right?

On top of all this, the Shat also got to direct one of those Star Trek films with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, which unfortunately wasn't the most successful of the original series films.

Still, we can't argue with the fact that the man's got some serious Star Trek cred.

Now the question is: What did the original Capt. Kirk think about J.J. Abrams' concerted efforts at rebooting the very tired franchise that was Star Trek with his 2009 spacey-action-packed film?

Speaking to The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Shatner said:

I think it's wonderful. It's a great ride, a great opening up of Star Trek to modern audiences. It doesn't have the story heart that the best of my Star Trek had, but it's a glorious motion picture.

What do you think of Shatner's statement that Abrams' film didn't have the "story heart" that the best of Shatner's Trek had? Do you agree with the Shat here?

(via Trek Web)

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