Tales of a return to their roots for William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy may be highly exaggerated, according to Shatner himself. Despite numerous reports of Shatner and Nimoy heavily hinting the possibility during Chicago's recent Star Trekconvention, Shatner now looks to be disavowing all knowledge of a reunion. What follows is the text of a post made by William Shatner on the WilliamShatner.com message boards this Thursday:

"There are lots of underground rumblings about STAR TREK. Some of it is burbling, some of it is barely noticeable. I know nothing except that where there's rumblings, there's gas and in this case, the gas is coming from JJ Abrams and none of it seems to be directed in my direction. If any gas comes my way, I will post it immediately and you all will know. Until then, hold your breath--because this gas is odiferous.
My Best, Bill"

That would certainly seem to be a very good indication of events since it came straight from the horse's mouth, as they say. So what really is the truth when it comes to J.J. Abrams and his efforts to bring Captain Kirk back into the Star Trek fold? Abrams seems convinced it will happen, and although Shatner reportedly alluded strongly to it himself, he is now denying any current plans. Stay tuned to Cinematical for further events as this complicated relationship unfolds.
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