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Old 10-13-2021, 02:52 PM
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Default William Shatner makes it to Space

William Shatner, at the age of 90, made it to space today on a Blue Origin (Jeff Bezos) ship. 106 km over Texas and 10 minutes. In case you don't know, Shatner was the original Captain Kirk in Star Trek.

10 minutes is a quick flight. Hopefully he saw some great views of Earth.
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I thought this was fitting and enjoyed seeing how much he appreciated the experience. He looks great for 90!
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I thought this was fitting and enjoyed seeing how much he appreciated the experience. He looks great for 90!
He looks fantastic for 90!

Anyone remember William from Columbo with Peter Falk? He did a couple of episodes. I'm a huge Columbo fan.
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Old 10-13-2021, 03:01 PM
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Huge ST fan. He can't complain, very successful, long-running career, he's made it to 90(!), and now he's actually gone into space. I can't imagine what else could be on his bucket list.

He's lucky the uniforms weren't RED.
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Good for him! He was hilarious in interviews before the flight.

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Good for him! Im glad he was able to book a flight on the Blue Origin rocket. He probably could have saved some money though if hed had booked it through Priceline.
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Yeah I seriously want to party with that dude, he's a riot!
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Old 10-13-2021, 05:56 PM
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Shatner seemed a bit too wooden in his acting in Star Trek, but in Boston Legal, he seemed very natural in his role as Denny and I have to wonder if that is how he is in real life. If so, he would be a lot of fun to be around. He made that series work.

Good for him to actually get out into space and make his role in Star Trek real.

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He was a young, overwrought Shakespearean actor trying to do science fiction. As soon as Star Trek was over he took a huge tumble. He lost everything in a messy divorce and ended up living in a camper shell mounted on his only vehicle, a pick 'em up, and doing summer stock in upstate New York. He tells of being recognized by a little boy as he enter the camper. There was a knock on the door and the little boy was dying to visit with Captain Kirk. Shatner brought him in and then had the humiliating experience of having the kid think the camper was his star ship and having to along with the gag with the shower/toilet being the transporter, etc.

He emerged from that experience having grown the ability to laugh at himself, probably for the first time in his life, and with a tremendous work ethic. He has worked though and restored many of his early alienated professional relationships, sometimes quite publicly, in order give his actor friends a chance to air out his prior behavior. He can't keep a marriage together to save his live but has managed to live a long one anyway!

Interesting, very human guy.

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Man, good for him.

I've always liked Shatner (although I was never a huge Star Trek fan). He never seemed to take himself too seriously, and always seemed not only willing, but ready to laugh at himself.

This does NOT look like a 90 year old guy!

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I first met Bill, in the early '70's, while working as a stuntman in Vancouver, Canada. He was living in a van and doing IGA commercials to make ends meet I guess. He had just gone thru a divorce and was writing his first book, X-Factor, which was eventually shot in Moses Lake, Washington. I don't think it was released. It was directed by John Newland who was the narrator for a well known TV series called Alcoa Presents(1959). John went all the way back to vaudeville working with Milton Berle and others and then acted, directed and produced film and TV until his death around 2000 I think it was..

I was seriously injured on a motorcycle stunt while filming X-Factor doubling Bill. He was a very pleasant man off set and known for making up lines causing the continuity person fits lol. I enjoyed working with him. He gave me good advice about moving back to LA where I was from, unfortunately the injury put that on hold. He and others helped bring in work to the Canadian film industry. Today, it's one of the major producers of tv and film content in the world. When I was working we had one studio there, Panarama Studios. A huge warehouse in North Vancouver.

He's having a good time with life and without a doubt will make some big bucks from this latest adventure. I have little doubt this won't be his last.
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