One of the most recognizable faces in science fiction and film history, William Shatner, turned 90 years old this past week. Widley known for his performance as the adventurous Captain James T. Kirk, Shatner has recently revealed that he has never seen an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series.
In his interview with People, Shatner reveals that he's never seen an episode of the series because he finds it too "painful" to see himself as the iconic Star Trek captain.
“I have never watched Star Trek. There are many episodes I don’t know. There are some movies I don’t know.”
While his list of unwatched Star Trek also includes the movies, the only exception is the film Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, which he himself directed.
"I directed one of the movies — No. 5 — I had to watch that one. But it's all painful because I don't like the way I look and what I do."
While it is unfortunate that Shatner doesn't like to watch himself as Kirk, we're grateful to him for continuing to do it anyway throughout the years. Despite his reservations, he made his mark as the inspirational Captain James T. Kirk that fans will rewatch and admire for years to come.
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