JANTAR COM WILLIAN SHATNER :
postada por Daniel
para o TREKBRASILIS.
Shatner (o Capitão James T. Kirk) acredita que Jornada nas Estrelas está
chegando ao seu fim, o que, segundo ele, entristeceria profundamente o
seu criador, Gene Roddenberry.
entrevista à Astrobiology Magazine, Shatner comentou sobre qual seria a
mais provável reação de Roddenberry ao estado atual da franquia, e o
que poderia ser feito para melhorá-lo. "Infelizmente, o produto
atual parece ter chegado ao fim", disse o ator. "Eu acho que
talvez os produtores tenham perdido a essência de Jornada -- isto é,
os personagens em conflito entre si e com o mundo externo".
procurou fornecer a sua definição pessoal sobre qual seria o
significado do universo trekker. "Não interfira na vida dos outros
ou ache que a sua é um exemplo brilhante de como as coisas devem
o foco da entrevista passou para a época em que o ator interpretou o
capitão Kirk, ele resumiu seus sentimentos em uma única palavra.
"Gratidão", respondeu prontamente. Ele contou que milhares de
pessoas lhe disseram que suas vidas mudaram depois de Jornada. "É
meio impressonante", continuou.
também falou sobre os rigores de ser um ator em uma série de TV
semanal, e o que aprendeu da experiência. Eu aprendi como decorar dez páginas
em um dia; como ficar alerta durante dezoito horas por dia; como
concentrar minhas forças quando eu preciso delas", disse.
acrescentou ainda a sua opinião sobre o lançamento da edição do
diretor de Jornada nas Estrelas: O Filme em DVD. "Eu achava o filme
meio longo e agora ele ficou ainda mais", brincou.
a seguir a entrevista original dada a revista
em que Shatner também fala sobre seus livros e o que faria se não
fosse ator .
with Captain Kirk
with William Shatner
featured "Dinner with..." series builds on the classic thought
experiment: "Which 5 people would you invite to dinner, and how
would you seat them?" While the field of astrobiology historically
rests on many "shoulders of giants" --too many for one dinner
party, the Astrobiology Magazine has selected some initial candidates
for our dinner party, and then asks them to introduce their area of
expertise in a brief question and answer format. Previous dinner
conversations excerpted in their own words have included Darwin,
Newcombe--all giants in science. This dinner departs from historical
characters to the genre of speculative science and giants of the screen,
to include one of the most memorable characters to pioneer what today
continues to fuel interest in space exploration: Captain James
Contrary to what many suppose from the short three year run on NBC for
the original Star Trek series, Shatner's forty-five years of filmography
now encompasses more than 107 productions, nine of which he has writing
credits on. Shatner visited NASA in 2002, to research the book,
entitled "I'm Working on That: A Trek from Science Fiction to
Science Fact", and explore how many of the technologies envisioned
in Star Trek's television series and movies are now becoming realties.
Tonight's dinner introduces William
Shatner--science fiction author, actor, director--as
he seeks to go with Astrobiology Magazine where no
man has gone before.
If NASA called and offered you a spot on the Shuttle when it flies
again, would you take it?
William Shatner: No, thank you! I've developed claustrophobia and I have
Q: What do you
believe is the most important message to be derived from Star Trek?
William Shatner: Don't interfere in other people's lives or think that
yours is the shining example of the way things are supposed to be.
Q: Do you know of
anybody that has changed his or her life because of you or Captain Kirk?
William Shatner: I've met maybe thousands of people who claim their
lives were changed because of watching "Star Trek". It's a bit
Q: From the moment
you learned you got the part in "Star Trek", the original
series, to the final scene you filmed in "Star Trek:
Generations," what was the one emotion that you think best
describes your experience playing Captain James T. Kirk?
William Shatner: Gratitude.
Q: What do you think
Gene Rodenberry would think about his creation now and what, if
anything, could the producers do to improve the current product?
William Shatner: Unfortunately, the current product seems to have come
to an end, which would be of no end of grief to Gene. I think perhaps
the producers missed the essentials of Star Trek - that is, the colorful
characters in conflict with each other and the outer world.
Q: What life lessons
did you learn from creating and acting the persona of Captain James T.
William Shatner: How to memorize ten pages in a day; how to stay alert
for eighteen hours at a time; how to focus my forces when I needed them.
Q: Has your opinion
of Star Trek:The Motion
Picture changed with the director's version?
William Shatner: No, it didn't change too much. I thought it a little
long and it got longer.
Q: During your long
career, which character, from a book or movie, would you have liked to
William Shatner: I don't really think that way; I try not to live in
regret or play the game of what might be. I try to stay focused on what
is and what is possible. ...I'd like to be a mutant from X-Men 2.
Q: What is your
favorite book of all the books you have written and why?
William Shatner: Probably "Star
Trek Memories" was one I enjoyed tremendously. It brought back
a lot of memories and I had to interview a lot of people I cared for
very much. It was a good experience all the way around.
Q: Why is science
fiction still being treated like a mediocre genre in Hollywood?
William Shatner: I really don't think it is being treated like a
mediocre genre. More money is being spent on science fiction
extravaganzas than on anything else. Computer graphics is the darling of
Hollywood and most of it is being utilized for science fiction projects.
Q: If you could play
any character in a Star Wars movie, who would it be and why?
William Shatner: Yoda, because it's all a voice-over. No make-up and
Q: If you were to
meet any of the cast of the original Star Wars saga for dinner or
coffee, what would you discuss and what would you ask them?
William Shatner: I'm fascinated by Lucas himself; I've never met him,
but I admire the way he has used money to make better films technically,
which is something the major studios don't do. So even though he's not a
cast member, I'd want to meet him since he's creative and smart to do
R&D in film and sound.
Q: In real life, have
you ever had any type of ET or Close Encounter experiences?
William Shatner: No, I haven't, although a tabloid once printed one
about me. Mind you, I was going to join the group that were waiting for
the space ship on the other side of the comet, but I was too busy and
they left without me.
Q: What would be your
ideas about the ideal conditions in regards to you having personal
contact with aliens?
William Shatner: Perhaps drunk.
Q: It is curious that
you have not written to my knowledge any more books in this "Mars
Universe" [of "Man 0'War" and "Law O'War"]. Are
you planning to continue to write more books or had you planned to keep
these two books as a duology?
William Shatner: I think the Mars series are some of the best work I've
done. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough demand for more of them. I'm
sorry the publisher decided not to ask for more.
Q: If you could have
a conversation with anyone from the past who would it be and what would
you talk about?
William Shatner: One of the characters of history that interests me is Alexander
the Great. We could talk about military tactics, why he didn't
accept the invention of the saddle and odd things like that.
Q: Do you see mass
communications eventually going to end up with the "few"
controlling what the majority sees and hears?
William Shatner: I think the very word "mass communication"
means not only a mass that receives information, but a mass that will
send it as well. It would seem likely that the future would open up for
Q: Do you prefer
working in front of or behind the camera?
William Shatner: When I'm behind the camera, I yearn to be in front and
when I'm In front, I yearn to say, "action!"
Q: When there's
nothing on the plate for you to do, what does William Shatner do to pass
William Shatner: Eat the plate.
Q: Have you gone to
the Star Trek Experience [in Las Vegas] and done the motion simulator
William Shatner: Actually, I've already had the Star Trek experience. It
was a great ride.
Q: What career do you
think you would have chosen if you had not become an actor and author?
William Shatner: A petty thief.
And I hate pettiness.
Q: If things were
ever to go ahead, in terms of context and story, where would you hope to
see Jim Kirk upon his return?
William Shatner: I would like to see Jim Kirk in heaven with little
angels tucked under his arm. Old Jim trying to make out with an angel.
Now that's a story.