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    American actor Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock and Canadian actor William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk appear in a scene from 'The Man Trap,' the premiere episode of 'Star Trek,' which aired on September 8, 1966. (CBS Photo Archive)

    Scotty may have to beam Captain Kirk a new Google+ account.

    Actor William Shatner's foray into Google's new social media venture was prematurely interrupted when the Star Trek legend's account was suspended for violating the company's terms of service.

    “My Google+ account was flagged for violating standards," he tweeted Monday morning. "Saying hello to everyone apparently is against the rules maybe I should say goodbye?"

    The account was back up hours later and Shatner appears to have made the decision to stay on the network for now -- albeit cautiously.

    "I am back plusers!" He wrote at 9 a.m. Monday on his profile. "I still do not know what happened but I will refrain from saying hello again for a while just in case. My best, Bill"

    It is not clear why Shatner's account was shut down. Some media speculation centered around a report that Google has had a difficult time verifying celebrity accounts.

    The Mountain View-based tech giant has reportedly been shutting down accounts it deems to be fake.