Holy waffles, talk about something you thought you’d never see. EpixHD tweeted out this photo of William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series taking on Chris Pine, who plays Kirk in the JJ Abrams‘ Star Trek reboot, in an arm wrestling match. I’d ask who won, but clearly Kirk changed the conditions of the test and got a commendation for original thinking. How many of you looked at this and pictured the battle music from Amok Time?
In case you were wondering, this shot was taken during the filming of a Star Trek documentary entitlted ‘The Captains’, in which Shatner sites down with all of Star Trek’s captains (Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Scott Bakula and yes, Chris Pine. Shatner told Canoe.ca what happened when he came face to fact with Pine:
He’s shy. So the way I started the interview, I put out a table and chairs outside the Paramount gates, and arm-wrestled with him. That was the beginning of my interview with him. I think it broke the ice, that’s for sure.
William Shatner’s The Captains premieres on the EPIX Channel on July 21st 2011.