"I don’t know how my life has become a thing where William Shatner talks to me through YouTube! I was such a huge fan of his, but we wrote a scene for him in the movie and it didn’t feel right... He said publicly that doing a cameo didn’t interest him, which I totally appreciate. But we did try." New Star Trek director J.J. ABRAMS on his attempts to include the original CAPTAIN KIRK, Shatner, in his sci-fi blockbuster. After turning down a cameo, Shatner went public with his disappointment that he would not be involved in cyberspace.