Star Trek: The Video Game Brings Back Shatner
The latest video from Star Trek: The Video Game contains a rematch from a classic Star Trek episode.
William Shatner goes one on one against the Gorn captain, a rematch from their first battle seen in 1967 episode ”Arena”. The video is purely for promotional purposes only and shows very little of the actual game, but it’s still good to see Shatner having some fun.
“What better way to spotlight the adventure and fun everyone can have actually playing as Capt. Kirk in the new game, than to team up the legendary former captain himself to play one of his old foes,” commented LeeAnne Stables, President of Consumer Products at Paramount Pictures, the studio releasing the game. “Mr. Shatner is such a great sport and that Gorn had absolutely no chance of coming out on top this time.”
After spending a day on the set with the Gorn to create the video, veteran actor Shatner, who originated the role of Capt. Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series, added: “It never ceases to amaze me how many people still ask me about that scene. It’s 46 years later, and he hasn’t aged as well as I have.”
Star Trek: The Video Game features a modern day version of the Gorn, and its safe to say they’re a little more threatening than their TV counterparts.