Skip to comments.Captain Kirk scared of space (Shatner shies from real-life visit to the final frontier)
Posted on 09/07/2006 9:16:16 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
STAR Trek legend William Shatner has been offered a real-life space flight but he wont go boldly.
Shatner who plays fearless Kirk says he is terrified of taking up Sir Richard Bransons offer of joining Virgin Galactics first passenger flight in 2008.
The actor fears he will throw up in space or the craft will crash. Shatner, 75, said yesterday: Im interested in mans march into the unknown but to vomit in space is not my idea of a good time.
Neither is a fiery crash with the vomit hovering over me.
Ironically, the original TV series launched 40 years ago, opens with Shatner saying:
Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilisations; to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Shatner has been offered his £114,000 ticket free. But he insists Virgin boss Branson also pays him.
He added: I do want to go up but I need guarantees Ill definitely come back.
Celebs like Aliens Sigourney Weaver have booked the 2½-hour flight. The craft is called the VSS Enterprise in tribute to Star Trek.
"Come on..that's what a roast is all about!"
Just horrible. I tried to watch that thing a couple of times. It was unwatchable. Filled with bad timing, lame jokes, and more gay jokes than I've ever heard before. Ick.
Fair enough, it's not for everyone. But, Greg Giraldo was hilarious.
"I bet you Picard would go..."
You know, Picard is the left's favorite of the Star Trek captains. Picard, more than any of the other captains was about negotiating, and options, and seeking peace. He'd fit right in with the dems right now, wanting to negotiate with Imawhackjob.
Kirk was a butt kicker.
True. The roast was painful to watch. Had some moments but not much worth repeating. A comple of the George Taki is gay jokes were funny but they used dozens of them. It got to be more annoying than offensive.
no pic yet of the gremlin on the wing?
read the article folks,
Shatner is saying he is worth more than just the price of a free ticket.
Branson is using a free ticket to buy PR. Shatner knows the PR game and is just haggling.
If not shatner he has the actor who played Sisko, Scott Bakula, or the actor or play Picard to shoose from. (I bet Frakes would want to do it too it you cound him as captain of the Hot Rod version of the next gen enterprise)
Shatner's latest album, "Has Been", is quite good. Very well done. The music is excellent and the stories are very good, funny and moving.
Believe it or not... William Shatner isn't Captain Kirk! He's an actor. What's the big deal. He's never claimed to be like Kirk. The guy likes raising and riding horses. What's the big deal. Frankly, I don't think I'd go either. But then I hate traveling to being with.
I didn't bother with it... I caught about 2 minutes of the "Comedy Centrl Roast" of Pam Anderson, and I just couldn't watch it.
Was foul language used at the old "Friars Club" roasts? You bet! Buddy Hackett and Alan King were quite well versed in the language... However, they knew when it would work, and when it wouldn't, and they could be funny without it.
I really miss those old roasts.
Here is link to a short clip of Bill in Stratford in 1960. It's in quick time http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/customcode/tcemedia.cfm?Params=A1MED3655JPGnull
Where's warp drive when you need it?
what roast? nobody bothered to really roast shatner, they were all too bust taking shots at takei.
Actually, I read that Patrick Stewart thinks we should stop spending our energy on space travel and fix our problems here at home first.
I saw that roast and it was way over the top. The jokes about George Takei were the nastiest. Betty White was one of the tamer ones up there. I did like seeing Shatner riding up to the stage on a white horse and bringing his captain's chair out of the Smithsonian was a nice touch, though.
Ugh... That's what happens when I try posting and updating a PIX firewall at the same time...
I'm just SIC of the spelling, grammar, and all-around poor wording!
He's 75?! Hell I'd be scared just getting up in the morning!
I thought he was a singer.
This seems as good a place as any to include Bill Shatner's take on ROCKET MAN....
I'M A ROCKET MAN!
That was very funny.
See post 53.
Holy Cow I've never seen that before and never want to see it again!
I think it's hilarious, but to each his own.
IIRC, he sold it immediately and cleaned up. Now they have to pay him in cash. LOL!
I like that he had to put "Captain Kirk of Star Trek" on the album cover.
In the running for the Worst Song Of All Time.
That being the case, I find it hard to determine whether Shatner was serious or not.
Also on YouTube, check out Chris Elliot's parody of Shatner's travesty.
I find it very unlikely that Shatner was taking himself seriously in that clip.
Not to mention this question: How many times did Picard get the girl?
He was also great as "The Big Giant Head" on Third Rock.
Wasn't Gene searching for new life in a lot of strange places?