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Old 10-04-21, 09:51 AM
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William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/...ocket-n1280707
William Shatner is boldly going to the edge of space.

Jeff Bezos' space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Monday that the 90-year-old "Star Trek" actor will blast off from West Texas on Oct. 12, making him the oldest person to travel to space.

Ive heard about space for a long time now. Im taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle," Shatner said in a statement.

Shatner, who played Capt. James T. Kirk in the "Trek" universe, will be joined by three other passengers on the New Shepard NS-18 rocket: Audrey Powers, Blue Origin's vice president of mission and flight operations, and two paying customers.
This is awesome.

1) He needs to go up in uniform.
2) Someone from Blue Origin needs to pull a Twilight Zone prank.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

From what I'm reading about Blue Origin currently, I wouldn't get on one of their rockets.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

I better see at least one floating tribble.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/...ocket-n1280707


This is awesome.

1) He needs to go up in uniform.
They need to make him a special red uniform.
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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 better see at least one floating tribble.
Would his hair piece floating in zero Gs count?
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Seriously, it doesn't seem like a good idea for a 90-year man who's been fat for half of his life.

He's looking a healthier in his latest pictures. But still . . .
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

I dunno, possibly dying at age 90 as part of a trip to space sounds like a p cool way to go.

I might think otherwise when I get to 90...
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Anyone have him in the death pool?
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

If he doesn’t sing Mr. Tambourine Man while up there, then it’s all for naught.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

When he gets up there, her should just scream "KKKKKHHHHAAAAAANNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!" at the of his lungs.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

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Seriously, it doesn't seem like a good idea for a 90-year man who's been fat for half of his life.

He's looking a healthier in his latest pictures. But still . . .
I mean hes a little chubby, but Ive thought for a long time considering his age that Shatner actually looks pretty great.

I think its cool that he gets to do this. Would love for him to do something related to Trek/Captain Kirk while hes in space like wear a shirt or have a Starfleet patch sewn on his suit or something. Guess well see.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

I really, really hate to say this, but Shatner looks younger and haler than Patrick Stewart, who is ten years his junior.
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I really, really hate to say this, but Shatner looks younger and haler than Patrick Stewart, who is ten years his junior.
Yup. Patrick Stewart has aged quite a bit. He looks pretty frail.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

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They need to make him a special red uniform.
When he gets in the capsule they better say "captain on the bridge!"

I know, they never did that in TOS, but it would still be cool.
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I dunno, possibly dying at age 90 as part of a trip to space sounds like a p cool way to go.

I might think otherwise when I get to 90...
The only people who want to live to be 91 are 90 year olds...and so on.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Richard Branson should try to get George Takei up there in his ship first.
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Oh my!
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

Sure, he "gets to do it" but he's paying big bucks for the privilege. A few million, no doubt. But, good for him. Amazon should give him a free ride, Mr. Amazon monster can afford it-- and should be honored to "beam up" The Mr. Trek himself.

And, hell if you reach 90, I think you earn the right to be as fat as you want, eat whatever you want. Obviously, he's done that most of his life, and still made it to his 90s (and in good enough physical condition as to be able to make a space flight!). Gives hope to those of us who aren't up in arms whether we eat enough vegetables.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

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Sure, he "gets to do it" but he's paying big bucks for the privilege. A few million, no doubt. But, good for him. Amazon should give him a free ride, Mr. Amazon monster can afford it-- and should be honored to "beam up" The Mr. Trek himself.

And, hell if you reach 90, I think you earn the right to be as fat as you want, eat whatever you want. Obviously, he's done that most of his life, and still made it to his 90s (and in good enough physical condition as to be able to make a space flight!). Gives hope to those of us who aren't up in arms whether we eat enough vegetables.
This is for publicity. I highly doubt Shatner is paying a penny.

These aren't like the SpaceX flights.. he'll only be up there for like 10 minutes. He should wave to Doohan and Roddenberry while he's up there.. their ashes are floating around.

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This is for publicity. I highly doubt Shatner is paying a penny.

These aren't like the SpaceX flights.. he'll only be up there for like 10 minutes. He should wave to Doohan and Roddenberry while he's up there.. their ashes are floating around.
But also for personal satisfation, I hope. Shatner is one person who deserves it. And of course Roddenberry will be with him on the other side. Didn't realize it would for such a short duration.
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Yup. Patrick Stewart has aged quite a bit. He looks pretty frail.
They were intentionally making him look old and frail in the new Picard series. Other than some more wrinkles, he looks pretty lean and fit. I've seen Shatner in person a few months ago, and while he looks good for someone in their 90's, he's definetely not in as good of shape as Stewart.
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Re: William Shatner... Boldly going where few have gone before. Blue Origin Launch 10/12/2021

I mean if there was ever a time to go, it's now for him. So what if something goes wrong? He understands the risk. That should be the only way a Starfleet Captain should go... not in some stupid nexus falling off a metal walkway.
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I didn't realize he was 90 years old. Good for him, I hope it goes well.
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It's cool as hell, plus he's a Montrealer who went to McGill U just like me.

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