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.
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.