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SOME WISH THAT SHATNER WOULD GET LOST IN SPACE

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William Shatner says he got a painful surprise when he started to write his memoirs. He discovered some of his "Star Trek" cohorts weren't fans of the captain. In fact, they didn't like him at all. "People disliked me, something of which I had no awareness at all," Shatner admits in TV Guide. "It was like going back to a school reunion . . . but I've never gone back to a school reunion before, I guess, for that very reason." James Doohan, who played Scotty, refused to talk to Shatner for the book. Walter Koenig, who played Chekov, did - but what he had to say wasn't all that favorable. "Bill from the beginning believed the credits - that there were three actors above the title (Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley) and the rest of us were below. The rest of us were not significant, not only as actors, but as people." Nimoy and Shatner, by the way, remain good friends, and Shatner is on good terms with Kelley. As for Patrick Stewart, the suave Jean-Luc Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Shatner insists there's no ill will between the past and present captains. "I don't know him! Never met the man!"