Jason Isaacs complained of being blocked on Twitter by original Star Trek captain William Shatner, but why has it happened?
The original captain of Star Trek‘s U.S.S. Enterprise is pretty well known for blocking people he disagrees with on Twitter.
Now, William Shatner has added Jason Isaacs to that list, for reasons that are not immediately clear (thanks to Entertainment Weekly for the find):
Isaacs plays Captain Gabriel Lorca in Star Trek: Discovery, and has always been complimentary to his predecessor in interviews, though he has said that he doesn’t want Kirk to make an appearance in Star Trek: Discovery:
"Kirk doesn’t come along for ten years and when we meet him, he’s 26, so it would be a weird timeline if they met. Someone asked which cast members from the existing series would you like to guest star – I think people watch good drama shows and they completely suspend their disbelief, they feel like they’re looking through the keyhole at another world, if you do it well enough. If you have stunt celebrity cameo casting, it completely pulls them out of it. They feel like they’re watching a Saturday Night Live sketch."
Shatner blocked multitudes of autistic Twitter users in April, according to The Establishment after they each asked him to reconsider supporting Autism Speaks’ #lightitupblue campaign. He has also admitted on Twitter to being a 4Chan user, and to having blocked BuzzFeed journalists. He also consistently throws around the words “SJW” and “snowflake” — both words used often by the right.
Isaacs, on the other hand, has been a firm and constant denouncer of President Trump on both Twitter and Instagram. So, was it the interview? The political divide? Realistically, probably a mixture of both.
Either way, Star Trek: Discovery returns on Jan. 7.