William Shatner Would Consider Playing Captain Kirk Again — See Him on the Red Carpet Looking Good at 93

Star Trek William Shatner, 1966-1969
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At 93 years old, William Shatner has no plans to retire. In fact, he would love to reprise one of the roles he’s most known for. As part of the promotional process for his new autobiographical documentary titled You Can Call Me Bill, Shatner said that he would love to play Captain Kirk again in a Star Trek project, 30 years after last playing the part. Shatner is perhaps best known for playing Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series and reprising the role in several spin-offs.

STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, 1986.

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Although his character was killed off in Star Trek Generations in 1994, the sci-fi series could certainly write a story where he returns one day. Shatner said, “Leonard [Nimoy] made his own decision on doing a cameo [in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek]. He’s there for a moment, and it’s more a stunt that Spock appears in a future. If they wrote something that wasn’t a stunt that involved Kirk, who’s 50 years older now, and it was something that was genuinely added to the lore of Star Trek, I would definitely consider it.”

The Star Trek franchise has even cooked up a potential plot to resurrect Captain Kirk from the dead. Star Trek: Picard season 3 shared that his body was recovered from Veridian III in Star Trek Generations and is being stored in the Daystrom Station vault under the aegis of ‘Project Phoenix.’ For now, fans can rewatch Star Trek: The Original Series on Paramount+.

Actor William Shatner attends the Los Angeles Premiere of "You Can Call Me Bill" at the Culver Theater on March 21, 2024 in Culver City, California

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William Shatner is seen at "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on March 21, 2024 in Los Angeles, California

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CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 21: Actor William Shatner attends the Los Angeles Premiere of "You Can Call Me Bill" at the Culver Theater on March 21, 2024 in Culver City, California.

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You Can Call Me Bill is now airing in select theaters and Shatner was seen at the premiere (pictures above), just before his 93rd birthday, looking great! While the film reportedly pushes aside any of his controversies, including that he didn’t get along well with some of his Star Trek co-stars, the documentary focuses on his most beloved roles and even his 2021 flight into space. In addition, he opens up about the stars who inspired him and the insights he’s had over nine decades of life.

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