William Shatner’s “Star Trek” co-star George Takei dismissed his flight on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin capsule, calling him “not the fittest one”.
Willliam Shatner aka Captain Kirk shot into space with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket and became the oldest person in space at the age of 90. The unprecedented trip on the New Shepard rocket took place on Wednesday, October 13th at 9:30 am ET but “Star Trek” co-star George Takei, 84, appeared unimpressed by his “iconic performance.” Takei turned down Shatner’s flight on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin capsule, describing it as “not the fittest one”.
“He bravely goes where other people have gone,” said Takei. He added: “He’s a guinea pig, 90 years old, and it’s important to find out what happens. So 90 years old will show a lot more about the wear and tear of the human body, so it will be a good specimen to study. Although it is not the fittest specimen in 90 years, it will be one that is unsuitable! “
“Is George Takei a jealous slut?”
Over a period of around 10 minutes, William Shatner and his crew members took off on a hydrogen-powered rocket, climbed more than 100 kilometers to the edge of space and enjoyed three to four minutes of weightlessness before landing with a soft parachute. “It was so moving for me. This experience is a bit unbelievable, ”said Shatner after landing. He added that Bezos gave him the most profound experience he could imagine. “I’m so touched by what just happened … it’s extraordinary,” he said.
Fans berated George Takei for calling William Shatner an “unsuitable guinea pig”. One person tweeted, “If it wasn’t for William Shatner, would anyone know about George Takei?” Another wrote, “It’s a bit sad that Takei still can’t let go of his grudges after all these years. I mean, they’re 84 and 90! Time to leave this shit behind.” One tweet read: “Shatner is known for a long and successful show business career. Takei is known for two things: a minor role on Star Trek and a bitchy queen.” Another person said, “So is George Takei a jealous slut?” One tweet read, “Being salt that he’s not as cool as William Shatner is literally the story of George Takei’s life.” Another person said, “Takei is just jealous and crying like a teenager who has a certain boy wanted to ask her to prom, but instead he asked a prettier, smarter girl with a better sense of humor. Call us a river Georgie. “