William Shatner by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
Set William Shatner on (still) stunned. As expressed in previous sound bites, the original
captain (no offense, Pike) questions the decision to not extend him the same courtesy as Leonard Nimoy and somehow include him in J.J. Abrams' prequel film lensing now. "How could you not put one of the founding figures into a movie that was being resurrected? That doesn't make good business sense to me!" the
blusterer tells TV's
To his credit, the Shat argues, "I've become even more popular than I was playing Captain Kirk. I'm good box office and I get publicity.... But, they are going in a different direction." Any snubs aside, Shatner predicts, "It'll be a wonderful film."