Captain James T. Kirk is upset that he wasn’t invited to Mr. Sulu‘s wedding.
According to a video posted by William Shatner, he’s taken umbrage with the fact George Takei didn’t make him feel welcome to attend Takei’s same-sex marriage to his longtime partner in September.
But Shatner has gone a step further and alleged that Takei suffers from a “sickness” and “psychosis” and that he has no idea why Takei harbours a grudge against him.
For Takei’s part, he claims that Shatner was invited to the wedding but never bothered to RSVP.
William Shatner is setting his phaser to stun against his old “Star Trek” co-star George Takei.
In a video posted on Shatner’s Web site Wednesday, he lashed out at Takei for not inviting him to his wedding last month. The 77-year-old Shatner said Takei, who played Enterprise helmsman Sulu, apparently harbors a grudge against him that kept him from being invited to Takei’s nuptials.
“The whole thing makes me feel badly,” Shatner said in the video. “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.”
Takei and Brad Altman tied the knot Sept. 14. “Star Trek” alums Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig — who played Uhura and Chekhov, respectively — were among the attendees at the multicultural ceremony at the Japanese American National Museum. Takei and Altman had previously stated that Shatner, who played Capt. James T. Kirk, was invited to their wedding, but he never RSVPed.
“It is unfortunate that Bill was unable to join us for our wedding as he indeed was invited to attend,” Takei responded. “It is our hope that at this point he joins us in voting no on Proposition 8, which seeks to eliminate the fundamental right for same-sex couples to marry in California.”
So what was it that Shatner could have done or said that offended Takei?
The “Boston Legal” co-star also attacked Takei’s decision to come out of the closet later in life, saying, “Who cares? Be gay. Don’t be gay. That’s up to you, George.”
Yeah, that would do it.