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Old 10-14-21, 09:00 PM
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

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From the link Dan posted above:



That's all it's really been for Bezos, Musk and Branson, just a billionaires club dick measuring contest. The Sherpa comparison is about right.
I wouldn't put Musk and Bezos in the same category. He's definitely deserving of a lot of criticism but I'd argue Musk has done quite a bit more to improve a lot of facets of life especially in terms of reducing the cost of space flight. Branson has never pretended to be anything but an adrenaline junky so at least I can respect that he isn't pretending to be someone he's not. Bezos on the other hand reeks of someone who just throws money at something hoping something develops without understanding a lick of what he's trying to do.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

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wow, Takai sounds like a fucking dickhead.
Yes, he gets negative points for tact, class, 'selective' memory, and general etiquette. Not a warm person at all, mostly full of himself. I'll take Shatner any day.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Agreed on the negative reactions to Takei's comments. I don't fully know what all happened 50+ years ago, but you'd think there would be a time when he'd just stop ragging on Shatner.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021



There are still some "fun" rivalries.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Is that real? if so it's kind of hysterical.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

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There are still some "fun" rivalries.
I saw some video of the few minutes they were weightless. The other passengers were floating around doing flips and stuff, Shatner was totally still, glued to the window. He looked like he couldn’t care less about the thrill of weightlessness, he was transfixed on the view.

I thought that was a pretty sweet juxtaposition of the motivations of those on the flight.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Originally Posted by mndtrp View Post
Agreed on the negative reactions to Takei's comments. I don't fully know what all happened 50+ years ago, but you'd think there would be a time when he'd just stop ragging on Shatner.
Being bitter keeps him in the news. Others in the cast had problems with Shatner and handled it with a fair amount of class.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Takei seems to redefined himself as a catty old queen a while back, and grousing about Shatner seems to be part of the schtick.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

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Takei seems to redefined himself as a catty old queen a while back, and grousing about Shatner seems to be part of the schtick.
Oh my…
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

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I saw some video of the few minutes they were weightless. The other passengers were floating around doing flips and stuff, Shatner was totally still, glued to the window. He looked like he couldn’t care less about the thrill of weightlessness, he was transfixed on the view.

I thought that was a pretty sweet juxtaposition of the motivations of those on the flight.
Well that and the fact that he's 90.

But also why in the world would you waste your time doing flips? You can do that in a much cheaper ride in a vomit comet.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

It’s really nothing new with Takei. I get it that it sounds like back in the day Shatner was a bit of an ass, and full of himself, but it sort of comes across like Takei needs to keep fanning the flame for his feud with Shatner or he’ll lose relevance. Shatner is clearly the more successful and well known of the two.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

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But also why in the world would you waste your time doing flips? You can do that in a much cheaper ride in a vomit comet.
Because you’re filthy rich and only the small dicked rich guys fly the vomit comet and it’s not about a possible life altering experience at all for these people?
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

I love the reaction he's had and the renewed sense of importance about taking care of the Earth, but then... unnecessary trips to space kind of add to the problem of global warming, no? Surprised no one is being vocal like they were against DiCaprio speaking about climate change while taking flights on a private jet.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Maybe not so free..



https://waterfordwhispersnews.com/20...-space-flight/
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Good thing he already wears a diaper going in, so those forbidden bathroom breaks are not an issue for him.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Let's see. At 7.75 minimum wage per hour that would take how many years to pay off?
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This rocket must have some comfortable seats for Shatner's age and size.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Originally Posted by General Zod View Post
Kind of what I said before, and frankly I agree with him. Takei grudges on this decades old feud to maintain relevance. Aside from that not many people aside from TOS fans care about him.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Taki seems to have a pretty big following on FB/Insta
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

That's because he's normally amusing. When he drops that petty shit though it's cringe inducing.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

He likes to spew a lot of political opinions too. Not even that I necessarily disagree with him, but I get sick of it.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

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He likes to spew a lot of political opinions too. Not even that I necessarily disagree with him, but I get sick of it.
Yeah it gets very tiresome. He has a whole team now that basically posts on his behalf. He's basically like a brand like Buzzfeed.
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A little ironic:

Tech Mogul Who Flew to Space with William Shatner Last Month Among 2 Dead in N.J. Plane Crash
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

All those years of building his fame and fortune only to be referred to as the “guy who went to space with William Shatner” on all the news articles about his death.
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