While there’s no question that Captain James T. Kirk is William Shatner’s most iconic role, the Montreal-born actor shared a shocking fact about the show that made him an idol to sci-fi fans throughout the world.

“I have never watched ‘Star Trek’,” said Shatner — who recently celebrated his 90th birthday — in an interview with People.

“There are many episodes I don’t know, there are some movies I don’t know,” he confessed.

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He did, however, view “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”, although he admitted he didn’t have much choice, given that he was the movie’s director.

“I directed one of the movies — No. 5 — I had to watch that one,” he said.

As for why he doesn’t watch “Star Trek,” Shatner said, “But it’s all painful because I don’t like the way I look and what I do.”

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Earlier in the interview, Shatner was asked what people who recognize him usually say.

“Look at you!” he quipped. “You’re quite hunky!”

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