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Shatner's Trek lines

11.24.2009

You probably have heard that at one point William Shatner had been written in to the new STAR TREK film in an ending cameo that would have made everyone’s day. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the scene was cut as either Abrams didn’t want it, or Shatner was approached and didn’t want to do it.

However, the folks over at TrekMovie have gotten their hands on the original script that featured Shatner, and we get to see his ending monologue that could have been.

Here’s an excerpt from the end:

As Kirk rejoins his crew for hugs and congratulations, we go to the BACK of the hangar… SPOCK PRIME. Watching. Moved beyond words. He turns and leaves them to it… as he goes…

KIRK/SHATNER (V.O.)

I know what you’d say — ‘It’s their turn now, Jim…’ And of course you’re right… but it got me thinking:

INT. STARFLEET HOSPITAL – EARTH – DAY

Our montage comes full circle as we END on Kirk’s transmission:

KIRK/SHATNER

Who’s to say we can’t go one more round? By the last tally, only twenty five percent of the galaxy’s been chartered… I’d call that negligent. Criminal even — an invitation. You once said being a starship captain was my first, best destiny… if that’s true, then yours is to be by my side. If there’s any true logic to the universe… we’ll end up on that bridge again someday.

Stops, grins. Because this is the part he needs to say most…

KIRK/SHATNER

Admit it, Spock. For people like us, the journey itself… is home.

Young Spock’s face. Lost in feelings that flood through him.

Read the entire scene here at TrekMovie.

Extra Tidbit: I could have dug that.
Source: TrekMovie

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