Captain Kirk is headed to space

| September 25, 2021 | 15 Comments

TMZ is reporting that Bill Shatner, who is 90 years old, has signed on to Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin’s next manned flight to space.

Decades after he last played the role, William Shatner’s going to become a real-life Captain Kirk … because he’s going to space … on Jeff Bezos’ rocket ship … TMZ has learned.

Though he won’t be boldly going where no man’s gone before — because Bezos and his Blue Origin crew already did it — sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … the 90-year-old actor is slated to be part of the second crew to take the space flight in the New Shepard capsule. That would make him the oldest person ever to be launched into space.

We’re told Shatner will be on board in October for the 15-minute civilian flight — similar to the last launch. What we don’t know — BUT WHAT WOULD BE AWESOME — is if he wears his Capt. Kirk getup.

Our sources say the mission will be filmed for a documentary. We’re told Shatner’s people were talking to Discovery about the special, but that didn’t materialize … but our sources say Shatner and Co. have taken the project elsewhere and are in negotiations.

It’s unclear who will be joining William on the flight, but they’ll join elite company as some of the first few amateur astronauts in space. You’ll recall, when Bezos went up, up and away in July … he was joined by just his brother, Mark Bezos, test pilot Wally Funk and recent HS grad Oliver Daemen.

That crew reached an altitude of 66.5 miles, floated around for a few minutes in zero-gravity while playing with ping pong balls … then made their way back down for safe landing.

It’s also unclear what Shatner’s paying for his spot onboard New Shepard … our sources believe he’s being comped, which would be a smart move for Bezos. You may recall with Blue Origin’s first flight … the final civilian seat went for more than $20 million at auction, and was given to Daemen (whose father is super rich).

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  1. Hack Stone says:

    When Hack first saw your headline, he assumed that Shatner passed on.

    As to (see what Hack did there?) Mr. Shatner wearing his Captain Kirk uniform/costume, just wondering if any of his fellow passengers will be wearing the dreaded red shirts. They all may not make the return journey.

    https://www.startrek.com/article/did-redshirts-really-die-more-often-on-tos

  2. Sapper3307 says:

    Will he crew mates be all space lady’s in green make up.

  3. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

    At 90 y.o., I wonder if he can even FIT into any of his original Cpt Kirk uniforms?

  4. Will there be “space” inside his old uniform for him to fit into. Maybe they will run into Will Robinson and Doc Smith who are still lost in space.

  5. ChipNASA says:

    Ok, I’ll go ahead and just get this out of the way so y’all can get on with your weekend… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju1UwmgkKgI
    Bezos, what were you *thinking*?
    Oh, wait. It’s Bezos. Duh.
    I heard Lars has been chomping at the bit to be on this staff.

    • ChipNASA says:

      Speaking of Durrrr Commie-Tzar lately,
      I’ll leave this here… TOTALLY NOT SAFE…Seriously, but, we’ll, it’s kinda ok, maybe, I mean, it’s only a cartoon and Larsy here has whored worse so…

  6. Green Thumb says:

    Awesome.

    Fighting Klingons, drinking Romulan ale and chasing space pussy.

    What a life.

    Go for it Kirk! And tell Elizabeth Warren to fuck off when you do it.

  7. 26Limabeans says:

    Be funny if the rocket leaves the pull of gravity and they
    are hurled into deep space “where no man has gone before”.

  8. Anonymous says:

    He should’ve talked to Elon Musk instead…

  9. robert kendall says:

    lookin pretty sry for 90

  10. AW1Ed says:

    Notice it’s “Captain” not “Colonel” Kirk.

    Space Force, pfffffft.

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