In an interview with TVGuide.com, William Shatner â€” out to promote his new ABC game show (Show Me the Money, previewing Nov. 14) as well as the Boston Legal Season 2 DVD (in stores Nov. 21) â€” revealed that he has, in fact, had “a long talk” with J.J. Abrams about the Lost creator’s in-the-works Star Trek feature, which by some unconfirmed accounts will chronicle James T. Kirk’s early days as a Starfleet Academy cadet.
So who is Shatner’s pick to originate Kirk’s bravado? “I think it’s essentially uncastable,” he answers with a wink. TVGuide.com also asked Shatner about the Trek-inspired DirectTV commercial currently on the air, in which he seems to have magically shed a few Tribbles. “They’ve got me CGI’d,” he admits. “They’ve got a computer program trying vainly to make me look younger.”
Read TV Guide’s complete conversation â€” in which Shatner previews what’s ahead for Boston Legal’s Denny Crane, and dismisses our suggestion for a cameo in Abrams’ Trek â€” in an upcoming Interviews & Features Q&A.