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Enterprise retirement will not include Shatner

Nov. 30, 2012 - 06:14AM   |   Last Updated: Nov. 30, 2012 - 06:14AM  |  
Actor William Shatner, who played Capt. James T. Kirk on "Star Trek," will not be on hand when the aircraft carrier Enterprise is officially retired at a Dec. 1 inactivation ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. Shatner's Capt. Kirk commanded the starship Enterprise in the television series and movies.
Actor William Shatner, who played Capt. James T. Kirk on "Star Trek," will not be on hand when the aircraft carrier Enterprise is officially retired at a Dec. 1 inactivation ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. Shatner's Capt. Kirk commanded the starship Enterprise in the television series and movies. (AP)
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NORFOLK, Va. — William Shatner will not attend the Enterprise's retirement, after all.

A publicist for the actor told http://hamptonroads.com/2012/11/full-reverse-no-capt-kirk-enterprise-ceremony">The Virginian-Pilot that the former commander of the fictional starship Enterprise is abandoning plans to attend the ceremony Saturday at Norfolk Naval Station. He announced earlier he would be attending.

The Enterprise returned to Norfolk from its final deployment earlier this month. Saturday's inactivation will be its last public ceremony.

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