Shatner was doing everything in his power to convince fans on Twitter that the latest Bachelor should be the first contestant booted from Dancing with the Stars.
Shatner seemed to suggest Viall is a "vile" man who doesn't deserve the Dancing with the Stars stint after his behavior on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette a couple of years ago. (Viall memorably clashed with his fellow suitors and revealed he had sex with Dorfman in the fantasy suite on After the Final Rose).
"My goal for #DWTS is to knock Bachelor Nick out ASAP. Who is with me? Whoever your favorite is - just not Nick - make the 10 phone calls for them," Shatner tweeted Monday night when the new Dancing season premiered on ABC.
The Star Trek actor fired off numerous subsequent messages on Twitter criticizing Viall -- including statements such as "Don't vote Nick" and "Leopards don't change their spots. Don't be surprised if he shows up again on [Bachelor in Paradise]. I won't be."
Despite Shatner's persistent attempts to turn fans against the aspiring dancer, Viall simply replied on Twitter with a sad-face emoticon.
Bergeron also jokingly called himself "the Gandhi of Ballroom" on Twitter in light of Shatner's little tirade.