Captain Kirk is Going Into Space, The Final Frontier
Yes, it's true, Captain James T. Kirk of the Star Ship Enterprise, will blast off into space, most probably tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13.
Seriously, William Shatner, Star Trek's Captain Kirk, will be part of the crew of Jeff Bezos Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft. The blast off was originally set for yesterday, Monday, October 11 but weather postponed the flight to 9:30 a.m. ET, tomorrow.
It's hard to believe, but Shatner is 90, and he will be the oldest person to fly to space. Shatner says he's "thrilled" and "frightened" by the opportunity.
William Shatner’s career as an actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman has spanned 60 years. We all know that he originated the role of “Captain James T. Kirk” in 1966 for the television series Star Trek. The series spawned a feature film franchise where he returned as Captain Kirk in seven of the Star Trek movies.
He's been all over the big screen, including 7-Star Trek movies, Miss Congeniality 1 and 2, and TV in many different series, including Mission: Impossible, Owen Marshall, Counsellor at Law, Ironside, Barbary Coast, T.J. Hooker, TekWar, and of course, Denny Crane in Boston Legal.
Shatner is currently the host and executive producer of The UnXplained on The History Channel.
If he's still with us, don't you think they should send Shatner to space when he's 100. How cool would that be! And, if he was going to space with Mark Hamill that would have been even more cool.
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