I saw this today on Best Life – William Shatner & This “Star Trek” Co-Star Have Been Feuding For 50 Years: https://bestlifeonline.com/william-shatner-george-takei-star-trek-feud-news/. Longer article. I don’t who to believe as each actor makes good points.
By LIA BECK January 17, 2022
COINCIDENTALLY, THE ONGOING BATTLE NOW INVOLVES AN ACTUAL SPACESHIP.
It’s been over 50 years since the original Star Trek series premiered, yet two of its stars are still feuding. William Shatner and George Takei both starred on the influential sci-fi show when it aired from 1966 to 1969, and they went on to appear together in several spinoff movies and series. The original show kicked off a huge franchise that lives on to today, but that’s not the only thing about it that’s going strong. Takei and Shatner have never gotten along and continue to trade barbs, with the most recent exchange happening only a few months ago. Even with decades behind them, when the chance arises, neither misses the chance to make a snarky comment about the other. Read on to learn why the men behind Hikaru Sulu and Captain Kirk have such a sour relationship.
Takei has claimed Shatner was difficult to work with.
The tensions between Takei and Shatner arose when they were working together on the original Star Trek television series. In a 2015 interview with The New York Times (via ABC News), Takei said, “It’s difficult working with someone who is not a team player. The rest of the cast all understand what makes a scene work—it’s everybody contributing to it. But Bill is a wonderful actor, and he knows it, and he likes to have the camera on him all the time.”