It's no secret to a lot of Trekkies out there that William Shatner and George Takei couldn't get along and for decades, the veterans of the Star Trek franchise have been embroiled in a heated feud, something that came to the public's attention in 1994 after Takei released his To The Stars autobiography. In the said book, the actor revealed how Shatner mistreated him while filming Star Trek: The Original Series.
Just recently, fans learned that the beef between the two actors is far from over after Takei criticized Shatner's recent spaceflight. Describing Shatner as a 90-year-old Guinea Pig, Takei pretty much downplayed his co-star's newsmaking feat as the world celebrated his historic and monumental trip to space.
Now, just days after Takei's comments caused quite the controversy, the Captain Kirk actor is firing back at Hikaru Sulu. Taking to his Twitter account, Shatner dismissed the allegations thrown by Takei at him, saying that the only time he gets attention from the press is when he talks smack about him. Shatner wrote: "Don't hate George. The only time he gets press is when he talks bad about me. He claims 50+ years ago I took away a camera angle that denied him 30 more seconds of prime time TV. I'm giving it back to him now by letting him spew his hatred for the world to see!"
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Well, I guess this feud between Shatner and Takei knows no end and it's quite sad that they can't seem to bury the hatchet after all these years. Whether or not they'll actually be able to settle their differences remains to be seen but I gotta say, Takei raining on his co-actor's parade was completely tasteless and it only makes him look bad. He picked the wrong moment to reignite their long-standing rivalry.
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