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Shatner: 'No Bad Blood' with New 'Star Trek' Cast

William Shatner

William Shatner says there's no feud between him and the new cast of "Star Trek." "I wish them all the best," he tells "Extra." "I certainly hope it's a great success."

Director J.J. Abrams and Shatner battled it out after it was revealed Shatner wouldn't be a part of the new flick, but the original Captain Kirk says it was all a joke! "There's no bad blood. It's great fun. J.J. and I have been jousting with each other on the airways... we were having fun."

Shatner is also reaching out to the star of the new film, Chris Pine, saying, "Chris, good luck... and hold your breath. It's going to be a whirlwind."

On screen, Captain Kirk is legendary for getting lucky with women in outer space, but does Shatner think Pine's Kirk can carry on his Romeo reputation? "If anyone is going to get shagged, it's going to be Chris!" he said.

When asked if he plans to see the movie, Shatner told us, "I will eventually." Will he ever return to the Starship Enterprise? "I would love to," he admitted. "If the movie is successful and they make another one, never say never as James Bond... I loved 'Star Trek' in all its many phases. I dearly would love to be a part of it."

Shatner will be joined this weekend by Willie Nelson for the 19th Annual "Hollywood Charity Horse Show" which benefits Ahead with Horses and Camp Max Straus Foundation. The 78-year-old Shatner told "Extra" that he'll even saddle up! He said, "I am competing all weekend long... trying to win a blue ribbon in the sport of reining."

"Extra's" interview with William Shatner airs next week.