William Shatner, now 90, took the stage at New York ComicCon this night to talk briefly about his anticipated enterprise into outer area, which is anticipated within the close to future. “I’m scared,” he stated, sheepishly, to a crowd of roaring followers.
He shared his nervousness about going into area, when he stated: “I’m Captain Kirk and I’m terrified.”
Final week, it was introduced that Shatner goes into area on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Spaceflight, shortly after Bezos’ personal historic journey to outer area.
The Star Trek actor recalled first listening to about Bezos going into area. “I assumed Jeff Bezos and I might up collectively, however then it was Jeff Bezos and his brother, who had been going to go up collectively. After which there’s an previous woman going with them. And a younger woman to go up with them.”
He was requested by the area crew: “How would you prefer to go up? You’re going to be the oldest man in area.”
Shatner stated: “I don’t wish to be often called the oldest man in area. I’m Captain Kirk!”
The gang burst into laughter. “I agreed to go,” he stated.
Shatner defined to the viewers that he went to a spot in Texas, near a small city referred to as Van Horn, final week. A spot that’s considerably off the map, the place he simply recollects “and then you definitely flip left,” he recollects, “to a guard who asks on your proof of vaccination.”
Shatner spent two days at a facility the place he discovered what he was signing up for by agreeing to enter area. “The phrase they use a number of was ‘it’s our greatest guess that,’” he stated. “Your greatest guess?”
“I’m considering, I’m going up in a rocket, and your greatest guess is that it ought to be superb,” stated Shatner. “There’s a bit of niggling, hearth of terror. I’m terrified.”
“I’m probably not terrified, sure I’m,” he additionally stated, flip flopping. “It comes and goes just like the summer time chilly.”
When he goes weightless contained in the rocket, Shatner stated he plans on urgent his face to the window. “My solely hope is that I don’t see anyone else,” he stated.
“I’m going into area,” he instructed the gang, “And within the night or early within the morning, I make little speeches to myself, that I’ll attempt to clarify how deeply I really feel in regards to the expertise of wanting into that distance, after which seeing the unknown.”