The Talented Captain Kirk

Shater. Stewart. Bakula. Damon? If rumors are to be believed the next captain of the USS Enterprise will be Matt Damon (excuse my photoshopping). It appears that Star Trek XI: So Very Tired is actually moving forward and director/producer J.J. Abrams wants to promote Private Ryan to the helm. He’s even gone so far as to ask William Shatner’s approval.

"Shatner gave his blessing," reports The Insider. "J.J. got his approval. J.J. wants Damon as Capt. Kirk. He really loves the idea." I don’t think they should be bothering with a new film – it could do with a bit of a time out – if they are insisting on revisiting our future past than Damon doesn’t seem such a bad choice. He’ll have to work on that Kirk bravado though and, uh, be a few years younger.

The film is supposed to follow the early days of Kirk and Mr. Spock at Starfleet Academy and first outer-space mission, making the 35-year-old Damon older than Shatner was when he chased short-skirted blue women though the galaxy. They’ll also need to be looking for a new Vulcan. Does this mean we will see an on-screen reunion with Ben Affleck? Call it Good Will Trekking.

6 comments:

  1. God help us. He'd better do it well or heads are gonna roll.

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  2. It seems halfway like a marketing ploy to axe a show but still air re-runs. They generally do bring it back a few years later, and the DVD sales go through the roof. Just kinda makes you wonder what ol' Groening is up to. Good to hear it's coming back to CC though.

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  3. If they try to make Ben Affleck into Sulu I will start a petition with our Asian affinity group at work.

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  4. How about Kevin Smith as Scotty and Jason Mewes as Bones, just to get the whole View Askew crowd together? They could call it Star Trek XI: Clerks in Space.

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  5. I'm choking on laughter! I want to see Brian O'Halloran as Checkov and somehow get the line, "Everytime I kiss you I'm going to taste 36 other guys", into a conversation between Spock and Uhura (played by Kimberly Denise Jones aka Lil' Kim).

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  6. If they go that route, they have to diss Charles Barkley... bad.

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