On William Shatner’s bravura performance in Star Trek’s final,…

On William Shatner’s bravura performance in Star Trek’s final, thoroughly embarrassing episode, “Turnabout Intruder,” producer Fred Freiberger said: “I was, frankly, a little concerned when Gene Roddenberry came up with a story where Kirk changes place with a woman. When I originally read it, I had said to Gene, ‘I wonder what Shatner is going to say about this,’ and Gene said he wouldn’t have any problem with it. He was right. When I mentioned it to Shatner, he just loved the idea.” (x)

Leonard Nimoy on the same episode: “My recollection of the script was that it was something of a one-note joke, rather gimmicky, but Bill approached the challenge with typical zest and energy, which I admired.” (x)

Myself, I wish that Shatner had shown a Janet Lester that was more thoughtful and strategic in her occupation of our favorite captain with fewer screeching outbursts and hissed threats.