Star Trek’s William Shatner has taken to YouTube to lash out at Mr. Sulu George Takei after he deliberately made a point of not inviting him to his gay wedding last month. Now, it’s no secret that Takei has long hated Shatner, writing in his book that he had “a huge ego” and claiming he hogged the limelight on Star Trek, but it’s the announcement of the wedding non-invite that seems to have finally raised the ire of the beloved Captain Kirk. Shatner says in the video:
The whole thing makes me feel badly, poor man. There is such a sickness there. It’s so patently obvious that there is a psychosis there. I don’t know what his original thing about me was. I have no idea. I didn’t read his book that was printed many years ago, but apparently I didn’t let somebody have a close-up. I literally don’t know him.
I didn’t know him very well on the series. He would come in for a day or two, as evidenced by the part he played. Then on the movies, there occasionally. I didn’t know the man.
You would think he had this epiphany and say – because he and I don’t have many years left in this world – ‘I wish him well. I’m so happy that I wish him well.’ But instead what he does is he makes this big deal about not inviting me to his wedding.
If I was such a terrible force in his life – even some 40-odd years later, because I’ve not seen him – that I effect his marriage where he has to isolate it, what kind of sickness is going on in the man? There must be something else inside of George that is festering and makes him so unhappy that he takes it out on me – in effect a total stranger.
Why would he go out of his way to denegrate me? It’s sad that the man can’t find enough peace in his life to either say ‘Be positive’ and say ‘I forgive him, whatever those hurts were,’ or to shut up about it.
It’s sad. I feel nothing but pity for him.
Then he wrapped it all up by pulling back his eyes, making buck teeth and lisping, “Confucius say, ‘George Takei so dumb he think he jizz in cash register and come into money! Ah ha ha ha ha ha!’” before breaking into a Priceline jingle. William Shatner — because who needs shame when you can cash a paycheck?