Shatner Never Watched Star Trek!

Whaaaaaa? William Shatner admitted that he's never watched Star Trek!

The 76-year-old actor said he had seen neither the cult science-fiction television programme nor any of the films which propelled him to fame.

He said he hated watching himself perform on screen, saying “I suck”.

Speaking in an interview for his internet video blog with his daughter Lisabeth, he said: “I never watched Star Trek.

“I have not even seen any of the Star Trek movies. I don’t watch myself.

“When I direct and have to look at filmed scenes of myself, I suck.”

He said he had also not watched any of his performances playing a lawyer in Boston Legal, the television series, for which he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe award. Shatner added that he did not have any memorabilia from Star Trek either.


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He's being too hard on himself. If you compare the completely wooden acting styles of Keanu Reeves, Kevin Costner and a ton more - William Shatner absolutely shines. I quite like what he brought to the series as much as I like the series itself. Star Trek:TOS wouldn't have been the classic it IS without him.

Anyway, there are many, many actors who don't view their own work and are highly critical of themselves for whatever reasons. His career hasn't suffered because of it.
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I hope he watches his "Price Line Negotiator" Ads because God help me I start foaming in the mouth whenever that comes on when I'm watching TV.
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