William Shatner Wants Another 'Star Trek' TV Series

William Shatner believes it's time for Star Trek to make its triumphant return to the small screen. The star of the original series really wants the adventure to continue on TV.

Since director J.J. Abrams' has breathed new life into the franchise with his big-screen endeavors, Shatner feels the time is right for the series to return to television. The last show set in the Star Trek universe was Enterprise. The series bid farewell to fans back in 2005.

During his conversation with Nerd Bastards, William Shatner said the new Star Trek television show would be a good story-based alternative to the effects-laden adventure fans can find in theaters. He also took a moment to sing the Star Trek Into Darkness director's praises.

"J.J. Abrams has found the key to getting a large audience into the movie theatre, and that's the ride. So you get a lot of the CGI effects, which is the epic movie-making aspect of today," the 82-year-old actor told the website.

He continued, "That's in order to get you into the theatre, because the majesty of the movie is shown by the large screen. But when you get into the small screen, you need stories -- entertaining, interesting, vital stories."

William Shatner believes the in-depth stories that incorporate elements of philosophy and science are the best adventures Star Trek can offer. He said these traits also help fans become more "connected" with the subject matter.

According to Digital Spy, Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller is one of the folks who would love to try his hand at a brand new Star Trek series. If William Shatner wants to get in on the ground floor, then this is the guy he needs to talk to about the project.

"I would love to if I had the opportunity. If they offered it to me, I'd jump on the trolley and start ringing the bell," Fuller recently explained.

Fans of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness won't have to wait too much longer for the film to hit home video. The sequel is slated to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download this September.

Are you a fan of William Shatner? Do you agree that it's time for a new Star Trek TV series?

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