William Shatner says he 'will die wondering' why his Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy stopped speaking to him
Shatner apparently lost out on his co-star Nimoy's friendship after he filmed Nimoy without permission for a documentary he was making about the captains of the Starship Enterprise
William Shatner is still scratching his head over what he could have done to get completely isolated by his 'Star Trek' co-star Leonard Nimoy. In a new memoir from the actor, he opened up about some extremely painful moments from his life, which also included a false cancer diagnosis and his immense heartbreak over his friendship suddenly ending with his Star Trek co-star who played Spock.
The 87-year-old said in his memoir that he will always be left wondering, up until the day he kisses the world goodbye, about the events that led to the feud with his best friend just before his passing in February 2015 aged 83. Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the franchise, detailed all of his regrets regarding his and Nimoy's alleged feud in his new book titled, 'Live Long and… What I Learned Along the Way'.
He told the New York Daily News: "Until the day I die, I will still wonder what caused that rift. After all the years we had spent together, after the bond we had forged, what could I have done that was so irreparable that he couldn’t even talk to me about it?"
He had previously shared that he was extremely "sad" about the whole thing, and no one could even guess why Nimoy refused to be a part of the movie he was making. And when asked about Nimoy's disapproval to appear in the movie, Shatner replied, "I don’t know. I thought he was joking at first and treated it as a joke because he sometimes would pretend and say, 'No, I’m not going to do that' and then say, 'Yes'."
"So that’s what I thought he did. But that time he really meant, no. I just don’t know, and it is sad and it is permanent. I don’t know why he stopped talking to me." As per previous reports, Shatner apparently lost out on his co-star Nimoy's friendship after he filmed Nimoy without permission for a documentary he was making about the captains of the Starship Enterprise.
In the wake of his friend's death, Shatner did not even attend Nimoy's funeral in 2015, since he was busy with charity commitments in Florida, something that he was heavily criticized for. At the time, Shatner tweeted, "I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight. Leonard’s funeral is tomorrow. I can’t make it back in time."