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Ready to boldly go? William Shatner, 90,
'is going into SPACE with Jeff Bezos'
Blue Origin': Legendary Star Trek actor
would become the oldest person EVER in space

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Posted By: Imright, 9/24/2021 5:36:14 PM

Legendary Star Trek actor William Shatner will boldly go where no 90-year-old has ever been when he joins the crew on the next spaceflight by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin. Shatner, who played James T. Kirk on the classic TV show and subsequent movies, will take off in the New Shepard capsule in October for a 15-minute civilian flight, according to TMZ. The exact date has not been revealed.The Blue Origin flight will be recorded for a documentary that was rejected by Discovery and is now being negotiated by Shatner's team somewhere else.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 9/24/2021 5:42:36 PM (No. 925404)
Best wishes to "Capt. Kirk". I hope all goes smoothly.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Come And Take It 9/24/2021 5:43:07 PM (No. 925405)
Why not? If he can afford it and wants to go, more power to him. Have always liked the guy, and unlike his co-star George Takei, doesn't spend his days and nights bashing me with his politics.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher 9/24/2021 5:46:32 PM (No. 925414)
I hope he booked his spot on Priceline.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: SALady 9/24/2021 6:13:59 PM (No. 925437)
This is pretty cool!!! I have to wonder if, back when he was playing Capt. Kirk in the original "Star Trek" TV show back in the 1960's, if he ever dreamed he would live to be 90 -- and, much less, actually be going into space?!?!?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scribelus 9/24/2021 6:30:27 PM (No. 925448)
Yep. Modern life is Show Biz!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 9/24/2021 6:43:27 PM (No. 925455)
Agree this is cool. Wonder if the flight will play the original Star Trek them song.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 9/24/2021 7:03:20 PM (No. 925476)
"Damn it Jim...I'm a doctor. This trip could kill you."
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Reply 8 - Posted by: sw penn 9/24/2021 7:04:38 PM (No. 925477)
Godspeed Captian
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sully 9/24/2021 7:15:25 PM (No. 925493)
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Reply 10 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 9/24/2021 7:21:52 PM (No. 925501)
They say that you never want to meet your heroes in person because you'll probably be disappointed. Shatner - a celebrity, not a hero - seems like one of the most likable guys on the planet. I wouldn't want to learn otherwise.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rather Read 9/24/2021 7:23:23 PM (No. 925503)
This warms my Star Trek loving heart. The Shat is boldly going where no 90 year old has gone before.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: udanja99 9/24/2021 7:32:09 PM (No. 925515)
I guess all of you above posters have never heard the nasty things that Shatner has said about Republicans and conservatives…
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/24/2021 7:48:59 PM (No. 925534)
I love me some Shatner! I am still in love with (whisper it) Denny Crane! I don't give a damn how he feels about me. He is a good actor, and I wish him to the stars and back. GHWB jumped out of a perfectly good airplane in his 70's or 80's. I'll be 80 in January and can hardly wait to perform a bit of derring-do.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: downnout 9/24/2021 8:26:02 PM (No. 925560)
Capt. Kirk is 90?? The old cat still looks pretty good. What a life he’s led and what a remarkable acting career. Boldly go, sir!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Corndoggies 9/24/2021 8:57:13 PM (No. 925582)
I have a memory of him bring suspected of drowning his wife.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 9/24/2021 10:24:13 PM (No. 925626)
That's my guy!! Perfect opportunity for him, since a 3-day orbit would definitely be a bit much at 90 yo. 15 minutes sounds about right, although I think I could go for 30!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: anonymous 9/25/2021 1:51:35 AM (No. 925721)
I don't know - wouldn't it be better to stay home and read a good book next to a purring cat?
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