William Shatner, known to millions as Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise has expressed outrage at the publication of a new book by fellow Star Trek: The Next Generation star Michael Dorn. The book is a fictional account of Dorn's Klingon alter-ego Worf and details the character's speculative involvement in the death of Shatner's late wife Nerine. Michael Dorn has defended the book, stating that it is "just a work of fiction," but Shatner's lawyers disagree and have gone to court to get an injunction preventing the book from being published.
Nerine, William Shatner's third wife drowned in a swimming pool under mysterious circumstances in 1999. She was a long-time self-confessed alcoholic - and this is believed to have played a role in her death. The new book by Dorn entitled "If I Did it" details how the Klingon character Worf could have caused the death of Nerine if he had wanted to. William Shatner is said to be both devstated and deeply angry about the book. Some advance copies have been leaked on the internet, but if succesful, Shatner's lawyers could prevent the book's publication currently scheduled to hit stores next week.