William Shatner is Going into Space
John Glenn became the oldest person to fly into space when he rode on the space shuttle in 1998. He was 77. Wally Funk recently beat that record, when she flew on Jeff Bezos' private rocket in July at age 82. But now William Shatner, who is 90 years old, is booked to fly on Bezos' New Shepherd capsule. According to TMZ, Shatner, who played the original captain Kirk on Star Trek, will take a 15-minute ride into space in October. It is unclear whether Kirk, er, Shatner paid for the ticket, which can be as much as $20 million, or whether he is riding free. The publicity would be well worth it for Bezos' Blue Origin space tourist business. The flight will be filmed inside and out for a documentary.
William Shatner Judges William Shatner Impressions
From the first Star Trek episode in 1966, viewers have taken note of Captain Kirk's choppy and dramatic delivery. Trying to copy it has been part of every Star Trek parody in the years since. You can even do it in text, by putting a period after every word. William Shatner, who played the part, doesn't quite get it. In this video from Vanity Fair, Shatner watches and critiques those various impressions, from John Belushi to Chris Pine. -via Digg#StarTrek #Shatner #WilliamShatner #CaptainKirk #JohnBelushi #ChrisPine
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