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William Shatner on How Star Wars Saved Star Trek

by | Aug 7, 2016 | MOVIES | 0 comments


















William Shatner on How Star Wars Saved Star Trek

by | Aug 7, 2016 | MOVIES | 0 comments




“First of all, Star Wars created Star Trek. You know that?” William Shatner said.

Despite the fact Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope came out ten years after Star Trek debuted on televisions, Shatner, at a Star Trek con in Las Vegas, said its popularity was the reason Gene Roddenberry’s series was resurrected after NBC cancelled it in 1969.

“Every year, there was the threat to be canceled. The third year, we were canceled, and everybody accepted it,” he said.

Shatner pointed out that Star Wars got people so interested in sci-fi that, of course, Star Trek was going to be brought back from the abyss. Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released two years later.

“At Paramount Studios, they were running around bumping into each other. ‘What do we got?! What do we got to equal Star Wars?’” said Shatner. “There was this thing that we canceled, under another management, it was called Star Trek? Let’s resurrect that!”

The Captain also had this to add:

“Star Trek, at its best, tells human stories,” he said. “Star Wars was grand, like opera. It was huge with great special effects. It was a marvelously entertaining film, but it wasn’t specifically about people the way those Star Treks were.”




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