Shatner and Nimoy Reunite at Dragon-Con, Discuss That Shatner-Less Movie
Trekkers in Atlanta tingled in brand new ways when William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy reunited for the city's annual Dragon-Con convention earlier today. Shatner and Nimoy, a Statler-and-Waldorfian duo who claim they were once just as hot as Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, fielded questions and held a spirited conversation with each other that started with Nimoy's innocent query, "Seen any good movies lately?" The 2,000 attendees laughed, because Shatner wasn't in it and really, really wanted to be. Key moments from the duo after the jump.
Do you ever feel like you shouldn't mess with Shatner? Following Nimoy's jibe, semi-comic awkwardness ensued.
The newest incarnation of "Trek" has been a sore point for Shatner of late, and the remark set him off. No matter how many times Nimoy tried to change the subject, Shatner kept asking, "Why wasn't I in the movie?" Finally Nimoy, who had a major role in it, gave his best guess, which was that Captain Kirk was killed in the movie "Star Trek Generations."
The two "roasted" each other for the majority of the evening and concluded with Shatner hypothesizing about the speech he'd give if he won the Emmy this year for Boston Legal: "This will make a great plaque on the body of a dead show." Man, you get to witness awesome stuff when you line up on the streets of Atlanta.