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How to watch William Shatner beam up to suborbital space on Blue Origin’s rocket

12 Oct 2021, 17:55 UTC
How to watch William Shatner beam up to suborbital space on Blue Origin’s rocket
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Star Trek captain William Shatner gets tips from Jeff Bezos during a rehearsal for a suborbital space trip in Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew capsule. (Blue Origin via Instagram)
More than a half-century after William Shatner first played a starship captain roaming the galaxy in “Star Trek,” he’s getting a real-life ride to the edge of space — and you can watch the whole episode on real-life communicators, thanks to internet links that didn’t exist when the original TV series was made.
Shatner has had a long Hollywood career since then, including prime-time parts in TV series such as “T.J. Hooker” and “Boston Legal.” It’s been 28 years since he’s starred in a Star Trek movie But if nothing else, the seasoned actor knows how to milk his signature role.
“It looks like there’s a great deal of curiosity about this fictional character — Captain Kirk — going into space,” Shatner said in a video released today by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture. “So let’s go along with it and enjoy the ride.”
If all goes according to plan, Shatner and three shipmates will enjoy their ride in Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spaceship at 9 a.m. CT (7 ...

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