Four Decades Later, Shatner Faces the Gorn Once Again

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More than 40 years (can’t believe it’s been that long!) after the original showdown between Captain Kirk and the Gorn on the Star Trek television series, William Shatner and his alien nemesis do battle once more…in the living room!

The promotional video, which debuted exclusively on Yahoo! Movies, depicts the two re-enacting their 1967 “Arena” fight (complete with couch cushion “space rocks”) after a frustrated Shatner smacks the Gorn on the arm because he keeps killing him in the upcoming Star Trek: The Video Game. The clip is actually a pretty funny, tongue-in-cheek homage to the legacy of the show, all the while promoting the video game – coming out April 26th  on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC – in a natural and unforced manner. I was never a Trekkie, but even I appreciated this trailer and had a good laugh.

William Shatner humorously commented; “It never ceases to amaze me how many people still ask me about that scene.  It’s 46 years later, and he hasn’t aged as well as I have.” The video also revealed the updated Gorn in the game, who will act as a key foe to the legendary team of Kirk and Spock. The video can be viewed at the bottom of this article, and also, directly below is the iconic TV series confrontation.

Star Trek – Kirk vs Gorn

I am a graduate of the Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment (w/ major in Games Design) course at Qantm College, Sydney.

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