William Shatner, Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek, says he won’t entertain the idea of reprising his role on Star Trek Discovery or on a show of his own after the success of Patrick Stewart’s Star Trek Picard.
“I think Kirk’s story is pretty well played out at this point,” Shatner said on Twitter when asked if he’d return as Kirk for a solo vehicle as Stewart did.
“I don’t do cameos,” he added when asked if Kirk would appear on Discovery, a show that was (once) set in the same time period as the original Star Trek. “It’s a throwaway part to sell DVDs.”
Shatner’s final appearance as Kirk was in Star Trek Generations back in 1994. Spoilers: Kirk also died in that movie, so Shatner’s right when he said the character’s story has been concluded.
Star Trek Picard is currently airing on CBS All Access in the USA, Crave in Canada and Amazon Prime elsewhere in the world; the show has been renewed for a second season. Star Trek Discovery‘s third season has just finished filming; it airs on CBS All Access in the USA and Netflix elsewhere in the world.