William Shatner has some ideas as to how to celebrate ‘Star Trek’s’ upcoming 50th anniversary and they even include a musical. Speaking to the Press Association, Shatner said he's been trying to bring the whole cast together to celebrate half a century of the iconic franchise and has even pitched a musical and a variety show.

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"I'm attempting to sell a 50th anniversary show, but so far I've had very little luck. Maybe because Paramount's going to do their own - but I don't know how they can do their own without me. I've never been contacted,” Shatner said.

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"I've been actively trying to do a 50th anniversary show... We had a big company say, 'What about a musical or a music variety show?' That got some traction - but nothing's come of it yet,” the actor added. Shatner played Captain Kirk in the original series, but has not appeared in any of the franchise’s newer instalments.

But despite playing one of TV’s most iconic characters Shatner also admitted that he he does not watch himself in the original ‘Star Trek’ and has avoided seeing the newer series or films. "I haven't watched myself on 'Star Trek', except when forced to because I'm directing something,” the 85-year old said,

“So there are many, many of the episodes that I did all those years ago that I have never watched, and that goes for every iteration of ‘Star Trek’... I just haven't had the time. The people on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ are friends of mine, and they kid me about the fact that I have never really seen a full-length ‘Next Generation’.”

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But it’s not just Shatner who’s not up to date on their ‘Star Trek’ knowledge, his wife also does’t watch the show. The actor revealed that he once went on a double date with Sir Patrick Stewart and his wife, where she asked Stewart ‘'How can you be Captain if my husband's Captain?’” “She had never seen a ‘Star Trek!'" the actor added. “We all laughed. And we couldn't figure it out either.”