Star Trek sensation: William Shatner open to return as Captain Kirk – on one condition


February 13, 2021 at 1:47 pm

Will William Shatner return as Captain Kirk after all? A newly published interview of the “Star Trek” legend gives the fans hope, as Netzwelt reveals.

Kirk and Spock in “Star Trek TOS” (Source:

  • In a recent interview, William Shatner does not rule out a return as Captain Kirk.
  • However, the “Star Trek” authors would first have to inspire him for a comeback.
  • The time difference and Kirk’s death in particular cause difficulties here.

Since “Star Trek: Gathering of Generations” from 1994, the now 89-year-old (!) William Shatner has not slipped into his by far best-known role of Captain / Admiral James T. Kirk. Shatner’s last “Star Trek” movie, which brought him together with Patrick Stewart’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard, ended with Kirk’s death and burial on the planet Veridian III.

But in a newly published interview, William Shatner is now very open to a return to the universe originally devised by Gene Roddenberry, much to the delight of the fans – but only on one condition: “If you can write an interesting role and explain the 55-year difference , I might consider it, “Shatner told the website Inverse. At the moment, however, the star has a lot to do and “Star Trek” is a thing of the past.

So William Shatner could return as Captain Kirk

Since the spectacular season 2 finale of the “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” at the latest, a previous franchise death does not rule out the return of an iconic figure. So William Shatner could return digitally rejuvenated – but in which series?


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Further seasons of “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard” are currently in production. In both possible cases, however, as pointed out by William Shatner, without the use of time travel there would be problems with the timeline and chronology.

You can find out more about all confirmed “Star Trek” releases for the coming years in the following overview article: “Star Trek” 2021: All the series and films that await you in the future!

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