Q:Turning to Star Trek, besides the recent DirectTV commercial, have we seen the last of William Shatner as Captain Kirk?
A:I don’t know. J. J. Abrams is planning a movie. He has talked with me about it, but I don’t know what he has got planned. It’s likely there will be another Captain Kirk for certain. I have a book out in bookstores right now called Captain’s Glory and it’s about Captain Kirk. …
Q:The rumor mill keeps churning out reports that the next Star Trek film will focus on a young James T. Kirk. How do you feel about another actor playing a role you originated?
A:It’s not so much the role, it’s the word “younger.”
Q:I suppose it must be like Sean Connery watching Pierce Brosnan or Daniel Craig playing James Bond?
A:I wonder if he feels, ‘Thank God, I don’t have to do all those stunts (laughs)’.
Q:What characteristic would you want to see in an actor taking on the role of Captain Kirk?
A:He’s got to be handsome. He’s got to be athletic. He’s got to be rich. He’s got to be funny. He’s got to get the girl – the sort of things I do.
The full interview can be found here.