If they were on the Enterprise, an insubordinate remark like this might've landed Mr. Sulu in the brig.
Appearing Thursday night on Andy Cohen's Bravo talk show, Watch What Happens Live, George Takei took a Facebook question from a Trekkie who wanted to know who "the biggest douche" on Star Trek was.
"I think most fans know," replied the 75-year-old actor, initially not so boldly willing to slam his costar—that is, until the late-night host prodded it out of him.
"Shatner? Shatner?" guessed Cohen.
"I didn't say anything," laughed Takei, clearly betrayed by the big grin on his face that hinted at Captain Kirk's alter ego, William Shatner.
He quickly dropped his reluctance to discuss "Bill's douchiness."
"Well, he's very self-possessed, self-involved," George explained. "Everything revolves around the Captain. They may have been setting up a close-up on [Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura] because she's got the line, but then he'd take the director off to a dark corner and have a whispered conversation. And then, the director comes back and moves the camera that way...offstage, and he's reacting...and so she's lost her close-up."
The Star Trek vet went on to add, "You know, sometimes that happens, but it happens regularly, and then it begins to be 'Ohhh noooo.'"
No word what Shatner has to think about that!