Shatner's Space Ride

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    Whether ya like or dislike Bill, hearing his comments after his ride was nice to hear. Seems it was truly a life-event for him at 90 years old. Of course, this is something only the ultra rich could do, another story; but thought it was cool he got a ride given his long career with Star Trek, a show I liked to watch as a kid.

     
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    • Richard Cranium

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      He boldly went where no old man has gone before.

      Don't know whether it's true or not, but I heard that he got a free ride.

      I'll also add that for 90, he looks pretty good.
       
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        to infinity & beyond

        wait that's Buzz Lightyears

        Yep, 'Ride' was comped by Bezos
        2 others paid customers/rides $250,000 each
        that's what was reported anyway

        he seemed truly moved from the experience
         
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          • Ron H

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            That’s what I heard too, free ticket being cap kirk. Like he couldn’t afford it, lol. Was thinking the same given his age; pudgy guy and all seems all there yet mentally and physically.
             
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              What has Galen got to do with this thread? Shouldn't he be out there decoding cars? :D

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              • Ron H

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                Yeah had heard $250k and also $450k...guess I shouldn't be concerned - either way don't think I'll be looking for a ticket to ride...lol
                 
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                • Ron H

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                  Liked Shatner's character in Boston Legal too, being an off-the-wall kook. One of the most memorable scenes was when he and his co-worker were being mugged at night going to their cars. He stays all collected as his co-worker is in shreds with fear. He reaches into his coat pocket calmly saying he's getting his wallet then pulls out his pistol shooting the mugger in one knee then nonchalantly decides to shoot him in the other knee. Due justice delivered! lol
                   
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                  • Richard Cranium

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                    I heard an interview with him on this morning’s news and the talking head asked him if he hoped to inspire anyone. Shatter laughingly said no, I just want to do it.
                     
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                      It would have been even better if Spock was still around to go.
                       
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                        Ironic that Shatner, as Kirk, traveled around the galaxy showing his pecker to any alien female he found; and at 90 rides a phallic-shaped rocket into space. And the climax of the trip, weightlessness in space, only lasted less than 4 minutes.
                         
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                            its going to be like a cheap amusement park ride soon and there wont be any safety checks either
                             
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                              Looks like that thing lands pretty hard.
                               
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                                  These should be goals of young men everywhere.
                                   
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                                  I'm just waiting for the half-dressed green girl he brought home, to come out of the ship.
                                   
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                                    She's not interested in pre-warp cultures.
                                     
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                                      Everyone on board survived the ride because they were instructed not to wear a red shirt. :)
                                       
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                                        Breaking: Evil Mirror Universe William Shatner Returns From Space

                                        October 13th, 2021
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                                        On Wednesday, William Shatner, the beloved Boston Legal actor famous for portraying attorney Denny Crane, traveled to space.

                                        Shatner was one of four people aboard Jeff Bezos’s cucumber-shaped Blue Origin rocket as it soared to the edge of the atmosphere, offering breathtaking views and a few minutes of weightlessness. The shaft of the eggplant-shaped craft then detached and passengers floated back to earth. The mission seemed to be a success, but concerned witnesses said something about Shatner seemed off.

                                        "He seemed…evil," said another crew member. "And he had a black goatee that really added to his evil look."

                                        After attempting to sabotage the next flight by removing the inertial dampeners and randomly attacking a civilian in a red shirt, Shatner declared that West Texas, where he landed, was “now part of the Terran Empire.” When Bezos attempted to congratulate him on his journey, Shatner cracked a bunch of bald jokes and mocked Bezos for being only the second richest person in the world.

                                        Experts theorize that somewhere in the lower atmosphere, the mushroom-shaped vessel encountered a disruption in the space/time continuum, and the William Shatner from our reality was replaced by a sinister William Shatner from a parallel timeline. Worst of all, the mirror Shatner is almost indistinguishable from our William Shatner, save his striking goatee and big, thick, evil eyebrows.

                                        Thankfully, the threat posed by evil William Shatner is predicted to be short-lived since, like the real William Shatner, he is 90 years old. Due to his age, he will probably return to the heavens soon, and this time not in a bratwurst-shaped spacecraft.
                                         
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