William Shatner made a surprise appearance via satellite during the 85th annual Academy Awards on Sunday when he reprised his role as Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk.
He was introduced as someone "from the future" in Seth MacFarlane's opening monologue and when the night's host asked him if he could reveal from the future how the media perceived his hosting gig, Shatner replied, "Why can't they get Tina and Amy to host?"
Shatner referred to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's reported success in hosting the 2013 Golden Globes held in January. The comedic actresses won rave reviews for their job as co-hosts of the annual award ceremony.
Shatner's comment begged the question on Twitter on Sunday- why can't Fey and Poehler host next year's Academy Awards?
Fey was asked about the possibility of her hosting next year's Oscars. The 30 Rock star said it was an honor to be "Shatnered," but "no way" at the possibility of hosting the 2014 Oscars.
"I just feel like that gig is so hard," Fey told The Huffington Post. "Especially for, like, a woman -- the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone ... no way."
The interviewer then asked Fey if there was a "one in a million chance" she might reconsider the job and she replied, "I wish I could tell you there was."
Fey, along with Poehler, co-hosted the 2013 Golden Globes on Jan. 13 in Los Angeles. The stars were also nominated for the Best Actress award but lost the nod to Lena Dunham for her role in HBO's Girls.
Fey's long-running hit series 30 Rock ended on Jan. 31 after seven seasons on NBC. The married mother-of-one is currently promoting her new film Admission, which will arrive in theaters March 22.
MacFarlane also has no plans to accept the hosting position again in 2014. When asked on Twitter if he would resume the role next year he tweeted on Tuesday, "No way. Lotta fun to have done it though."