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William Shatner, 90, will fly to space aboard Blue Origin rocket

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I already know what’s going to happen. An alien menace will incapacitate the crew and Shatner will take command and with shrewd, cool, yet dramatic action, save the ship.

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“Godspeed and a safe return” 90-yr-old William Shatner to finally reach Where we all knew he destined.

Oh my.” - Captain Kirk. - Shatner explained in his memoir he felt the way Kirk faced death, with a sense of openness and curiosity, never wavered from facing the unknown, is the way he hopes to face his own mortality one day. Still, we want the outspoken Bill to return safely and keep us entertained for a long time to come.

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So, Captain jerk (Shanter is widely considered one of the most arrogant in Hollywood and THATS saying something) get to blast off on a phallus-shaped ship for a sub-orbital 10 min trip.

My, how underwhelming. Next to Jeff he can be Mini-mini-me.

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This is a win win. If the mission?? succeeds, it’s a great match, symbolic of his most famous role. If they a terrible accident, it’s a fitting end.

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Cla68

Brilliant mate. I wonder how though, if the flight were any longer and he needed to use the loo, he would deal with the dreaded clingons??

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I hope one of the Paying passengers is a hot babe, because we all know that Kurk is the stud of the universe.

Live long and prosper.

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I'm so glad to see he still looks good.

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Go Captain Kirk!

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Go Denny Crane, erm, Captain Kirk!

Live long and prosper!

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The Musk trip was 'space', orbit might be considered 'going to space' if, certainly not, "outer space". Going ONLY to the Kármán Line is just knocking on the front door for a moment or two and is 'space' only in PR...but don't forget to pack the AED...

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So in the middle of the pathetic space race of spoiled millionaire kids, who is Musk going to invite ??, Luke Skywalker ??..

Pfffffffff....

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They should name the ship Enterprise and make him honorary Captain. Captain Shatner of the Enterprise will go nicely with Captain Kirk of a ship with the same name.

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cla68:

I already know what’s going to happen. An alien menace will incapacitate the crew and Shatner will take command and with shrewd, cool, yet dramatic action, save the ship.

Or, he could get a gun and shoot that creature lurking outside the window. A creature which nobody else can see.

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I would NOT want to be the newbie with him, as they always got killed when they went of a mission to the surface of a new planet!!

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I wonder if George takei will be lighting the blue touch papper to send his old buddy off? its a well known fact that they didnt get on.

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To boldly go in search of dancing green women. Good luck Jim.

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GdTokyoToday 08:22 am JST

So, Captain jerk (Shanter is widely considered one of the most arrogant in Hollywood and THATS saying something) get to blast off on a phallus-shaped ship for a sub-orbital 10 min trip.

My, how underwhelming. Next to Jeff he can be Mini-mini-me.

Thanks for a deeper look into your true personality.

samuraivunyl

Today 08:30 am JST

Cla68

Brilliant mate. I wonder how though, if the flight were any longer and he needed to use the loo, he would deal with the dreaded clingons??

Good question.  By the way, there are some astronomers in a big California city searching for Uranus

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“The dreaded clingons”

No, that was Shatner as Denny Crane, out on the balcony with James Spader. This is Kirk. Klingons are his game.

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Brian WhewayToday 03:07 pm JST

I would NOT want to be the newbie with him, as they always got killed when they went of a mission to the surface of a new planet!!

Maybe you could send him a red shirt for good luck...

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I love this guy!!!

For those who didn’t get the

“Yes, it’s true; I’m going to be a 'rocket man!'”, including this AP writer

The captain sings it in 1978

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I

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Sings” ?? @FizzBit 8:40pm? Thanks for that “trip”. - Shatner is renown for “reading” song lyrics. Try “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB3uVARNhmM

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This is a great one of Shatner honoring/roasting George Lucas. (Hell, even stone-face curmudgeon Harrison Ford smiled and laugh out loud):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEZVwQptvWw

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After the cancellation of Star Trek in early 1969, Shatner experienced difficulty in finding work in the early 1970s, having become somewhat typecast from his role as Kirk. With very little money and few acting prospects, Shatner lost his home and lived in a truck-bed camper in the San Fernando Valley until small roles turned into higher-paying jobs. Shatner refers to this part of his life as "that period", a humbling time during which he would take any odd job, including small party appearances, to support his family.

This man is the real deal. Respect.

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It's a free ticket so that's nice. Hope he has a safe trip. Blue Origin just goes as high as the Karmon line, technically in space but just barely at 100km up.

In comparison to SpaceX,, it's no comparison at all. The 4 that went up in the Spacex ship was 575 km up, even higher than the ISS (400km), and actual earth orbit . As such they had to pass some training not just a physical. 175 km higher than the ISS, higher than BO can even go. The technical achievement and divide couldn't be wider.

Bezos is desperate for success as most of his staff have quit for SpaceX, who actually go to space. For all his social problems, Musk is essentially Tony Stark, and Bezos is Obadiah Stane

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