How Trekkie World Reacts to William Shatner Going to Space

“Star Trek” actor William Shatner is scheduled to blast off into space on Wednesday. Shatner is photographed during the opening of the Rocket Lab plant in Auckland, New Zealand on October 12, 2018.
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Star Trek Fans and personalities from the world of entertainment boldly engaged on social media this week as actor William Shatner prepared for a true journey into space.

Although Shatner’s flight is likely to be less dramatic than the spaceflights he went through a trip Character, Captain James T. Kirk, the 90-year-old actor is set to make history by becoming the oldest person in space. Shatner is expected to blast off during Blue Origin’s second human spaceflight — the first was in July, with the billionaire founder aboard. Jeff Bezos And three more – Wednesday morning, after weather conditions forced a one-day delay in launching plans.

Celebrities and notables Star Trek Fans flock to Twitter To celebrate launch news and share memes and jokes in the lead up to Shatner’s flight.

“I can’t get over it,” Actor Vincent Donofrio tweeted next to a photo of Shatner and his three teammates dressed as Blue Origin. “I’m so happy for you. This picture for so many reasons is all about my childhood and the fun life can bring into our work. To me, my friend Shatner in this picture is as cool as can be.”

I just can’t get over it.
I am so happy for you.
This picture for many reasons is all about my childhood and the fun life can bring into our work. For me my friend Shatner in this photo is as cool as can be.

Vincent Donofrio (@vincentdonofrio) October 12 2021

“If anything happens to BezosWilliamShatner we will be outraged,” actress Patricia Arquette wrote on Twitter after news of Shatner’s release first surfaced last month.

“So it would be nice if William Shatner postponed his spaceflight every day so he wouldn’t interfere with the release of my book,” Star Trek: The Next Generation Actor Brent Spiner, his first book Fan Stories: A Note of Noir: Inspired by True Events He posted on Tuesday and tweeted on Monday. “Thank you, Bill!”

So it would be nice if William Shatner postponed his spaceflight daily so he wouldn’t interfere with a book release. Thanks Bill!

– Brent Spiner October 11, 2021

Good morning, WilliamShatner! Film critic and podcast host tweeted and described himself as “Tricker” Scott Mantz. “can [you] *Please* quote from Captain Kirk’s “Space, The Last Frontier” monologue while you were there? I wish you an amazing trip!! “

“Does William Shatner still overreact when in space?” Comedian Andy Kindler tweeted.

Is William Shatner still overreacting when in space?

Andy Kindler October 6, 2021

“WilliamShatner is going to space? Oh man! I think that means I should become a marine biologist,” Seinfeld Actor Jason Alexander tweeted, referring to an unforgettable episode of the ’90s sitcom. Shatner responded to Alexander by saying that “it’s never too late to try new things, my friend.”

“Congratulations, William Shatner! If you really go to space, I hope I can really figure out how to get an invisible plane,” ’70s star Linda Carter amazing woman TV series, Twitter. Shatner tweeted that he had “no doubt” Carter would “get that invisible plane” in response.

Memes that focus on Shatner’s journey into space were also shared, along with an image of a human-like monkey planet of the apes Next to the text “We should all dress like this when William Shatner returns from space” is in thick rotation.

Shatner commented while retweeting the meme: “Can’t imagine how many fans have all emailed me claiming to have made this ridiculous meme. #peopleareweird.”

Tweet on October 4 from comedian and late night talk show host Stephen Colbert It also inspired many tweets and responses.

“I hope William Shatner doesn’t have unrealistic expectations about what space will look like,” Colbert tweeted, commenting on a photo of Shatner being kissed by a green alien figure during an episode of the 1960s. Star Trek TV Series.

“Surprise @StephenAtHome!” Shatner replied. “That’s all about outer space. Actually, that’s why everyone wants to go to outer space. Little green men aren’t little green men, they are big, green, and beautiful women.”

NEWSWEEK I reached out to a Shatner representative for comment.

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