STAR Trek actor William Shatner has contacted Alex Salmond after the former First Minister tried to board a flight using the name James T Kirk.
Fans of the series got in touch with the actor through Twitter, after Salmond was refused entry onto a BA flight when he booked under pseudonym.
The actor tweeted: “I seem to be really popular in Scotland these days. Don’t understand it but I’ll take it!”, with a thumbs up emoji, before being informed about the incident from his followers.
The following day he tweeted at Mr Salmond: “There are easier ways to ask for an autograph!”
The MP for Gordon, who is a self confessed massive fan of the show, replied to the tweet, saying: “But who is who? ;-) #SetPhasersToFun”, with an image of his head photoshopped onto the actor’s body.