We’ve been hearing for a while now that Leonard Nimoy has scored a short cameo in J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek film, while William Shatner has not… an arrangement that Shatner is none too pleased about. It is a bit unclear whether or not Shatner had actually been approached to make an appearance as Captain Kirk in the flick, but he has been vocal about his disapproval, saying that he would be “reluctant to do something that had so little value as to be a cameo”, and that the choice to leave him out of a major role is a “foolish business decision on their part”. Well, now he’s going to be twice as pissed because it appears that George Takei will be reprising his role as Sulu in the film as well. According to Starburst magazine, Takei was asked to appear in a flash-forward scene involving his character and Spock.
In other Trek news, it looks like the first trailer for Star Trek XI will appear in theatres with Cloverfield on January 18th. Mark it on your calendars kids!
Update: Looks like the George Takei story has been debunked.