‘Something Incredible’: Watch William Shatner get emotional over the trip to space

In the marketing world, few things are more valuable than a truly satisfied customer, and that’s exactly what Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin seem to have in William Shatner after the 90-year-old actor’s short journey to space on Wednesday.

Like James T. Kirk on Star Trek, Shatner could often be contemplative and even profound at times. Of course, these lines were scripted by Gene Roddenberry and a host of writers over the years. But Shatner’s own words during his few minutes of weightlessness and on returning to Earth are among some of the most grippingly delivered by a human guest in space, made it even more wonderful when delivered in its trademark that stopped cadence.

“Weightlessness, oh Jesus!” Shatner is heard erupting in the video above as the New Shepard crew capsule crosses the Karman line, the conventional dividing line between Earth’s atmosphere and space.

“No description can match this, weightlessness … oh my god. Oh wow. Oh, I tell you. Oh goodness me, oh wow, I can not believe this.”

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Shatner enjoys the view of life.

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Not exactly poetry, but the serious reaction of a man who is totally amazed at a life-changing experience after nine decades of life is a wonderful thing to witness. While his crewmates float and turn around in the capsule with a kind of dizzying pleasure, it seems that Shatner spends most of the flight completely horrified and admiring the view.

When he was back on solid ground after the champagne was sprayed on the desert floor, Shatner was able to start gathering his words in conversation with Blue Origin and Amazon founder Bezos. You can see the exchange at the 2:56 mark in the video below.

“Whatever you have built, everyone in the world has to do this,” Shatner tells Bezos. “Everyone in the world must see …” he steps away as he suffocates.

“The cover of blue, the sheet, this blanket, this blue duvet we have around us, we think, oh, it’s blue sky, and then all of a sudden you shoot through it, as if you were to whip a sheet off of you when you sleep and you look at the blackness … into black ugliness. And you look down and there’s the blue down there and the black up there and it’s just … there (including) is Mother Earth and comfort and there ( up, in space) is … is there death? I do not know, is that how death is? Whoa! and it is gone? Jesus. ”

Shatner then rubs his eyes as he tears again.

“It was so touching for me. This experience, it’s something incredible.”

You do not get a much better testimony than that. Can’t wait to hear song Shatner writes about his flight.


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