I saw this picture here, and it just made me write this:
Look, I have no problem with Chris Pine, and the truth is I think he did a great job as "Kirk 2.0", and I even loved J.J. Abrams' reboot idea- I want the whole thing to succeed deliriously.
But William Shatner is MY Captain Kirk.
I used to not understand when my dad would say that he didn't like "those new James Bonds"; I was like "What's the big deal- it's the same character?" But it's not the same with Captain Kirk.
William Shatner is MY Captain Kirk.
And it's not just the supposed over-acting, and it's not some childhood nostalgia; Trek was already cancelled and in reruns when I stayed up late at night watching them under the covers on my portable TV. It was already a geeky thing when I came home from Bronx Science and watched the reruns as I waited for my mom to come home from work.
It's the passion that I saw in Captain Kirk's eyes.
Excuse me- It's the passion that I saw in SHATNER'S Captain Kirk's eyes.
Excuse me again- it's the passion that I SEE in Shatner's Captain Kirk's eyes.
The passion for friendship, for romance, and for justice. The passion that has reignited a career over and over again, and still brings people together to enjoy themselves in front of it.
The passion that makes a reboot with Chris Pine even possible.
So, I dedicate this blog, my love for Star Trek, and my love for Trekkies, to William Shatner-
MY Captain Kirk.
If you feel the same way, share this with someone, would ya?