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Was William Shatner jealous of Leonard Nimoy? Star didn’t even attend pal’s funeral

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William Shatner will be the second crew on the Blue Origin to go into space

William Shatner, famous for playing the fearless Captain James T. Kirk from the ‘Star Trek’ franchise, is ready to make history as Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin is ready for its second flight into space and the 90 Year olds wears. This makes the Hollywood legend the oldest person to fly into space.

The mission – NS18 – is reported to launch on October 13 at 10 a.m. EDT (9 a.m. local time) from Blue Origin Launch Site One, a launch pad in rural West Texas, about 160 kilometers from El Paso. In a statement last week, the Canadian actor said, “I’ve heard of space for a long time. I take the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle. “

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What happened between William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy?

This is considered to be one of the greatest moments in Shatner’s life. But there was a time when the “Boston Legal” star talked about uncomfortable periods in his life, including the end of his friendship with his “Star Trek” co-star Leonard Nimoy.

Shatner has previously mentioned that his entire life he will have no idea what he did, which upset his friend Nimoy so much that he has not spoken to him in the last few years of his life. Shatner and Nimoy did not have a good relationship for five long years before the latter died in February 2015 at the age of 83.

Also, what worries Shartner more is why Nimoy didn’t bring him up on the subject when he was alive. In 2018, he told the New York Daily News, “Until the day I die, I’ll still wonder what caused this rift. After all the years we’d spent together, what could I have done after the bond we had forged that was so irreparable that he couldn’t even talk to me about it? “

The feud between the two legends apparently grew so great that Nimoy even refused to be part of a movie the father of three was making. When asked why ‘The Big Bang Theory’ wouldn’t appear in his movie, Shatner replied, “I don’t know. I thought he was joking at first and treated it as a joke because sometimes he pretended to say, “No, I won’t do that” and then say “yes” so I thought he did. But this time he really meant no. I just don’t know and it’s sad and it lasts. I don’t know why he stopped talking to me. “

But some of the earlier reports have claimed that Shatner and Nimoy’s relationship went sour after the former recorded the other without his consent for a documentary he was making about the captains of the Starship Enterprise.

But there is another story that claims to have sparked a rivalry between the two stars. George Takei once said on David Tennant’s Celebrity Interview Podcast that the actors don’t like each other because of their fan letters. He said, “How should I put it? It started with the TV series. There was a character whose charisma and secret was like a magnet. It was Spock, the strange alien with pointed ears. That fascinated the audience and them Women thought. ” I am the one who can excite him. ‘ There were so many fan letters and so many Leonards, and that created uncertainty [in Shatner]. “

“Filmmaking, television, theater is all about collaborative teamwork. A good actor knows the scene works when the cast is so dynamic. Some actors seem to feel that the one-man show is the source of some tension, “added Takei.

After Nimoy died, Shatner couldn’t even make it to his funeral. At the time, he tweeted, “I’m currently in FL because I agreed to play at the Red Cross Ball tonight. Leonard’s funeral is tomorrow. I can’t make it back in time. I feel really terrible. I am doing charitable work here and one of my dearest friends is buried. I made up my mind to keep a commitment I made months ago to show up at a charity event. A lot of money was raised. So here I am; tell me.”

Shatner once said, “That’s what an actor’s friendship is like. They tend to be deep and temporary. Every series, movie, or play I’ve done have all been my good friends, and I’ve never seen them again. ”However, he added,“ Honestly, until Leonard and I developed our relationship … I never had one real friend; I didn’t even know what a friend was. “

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