Now before all you Trek fans get up in arms, and I consider myself one, even if I’m not as ardent a fan as I once was, this sentiment is not mine. It was voiced by none other then Captain Kirk himself in an interview for his video blog (via The Telegraph). The money quote:
“I never watched Star Trek.”
“I have not even seen any of the Star Trek movies. I don’t watch myself.
“When I direct and have to look at filmed scenes of myself, I suck.”
Ouch. He also stated he has never seen any of the films or episodes of the TV series that propelled him to fame (and no, that’s not T.J. Hooker, who I hear is a good cop). You have to wonder if he’s watched any of his Emmy Award winning perfromances on Boston Legal. Is he really that uncomfortable about watching himself because he realizes his acting, especially in the original Trek, is a little over the top? And how hard can you defend him against his critics when he, himself says he ‘sucks’?