Star Trek star George Takei threw shade at his former cast mate William Shatner after the TV space captain’s flight this week on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin capsule. Takei described the 90-year-old as “not the fittest specimen.” Continue reading “George Takei Shades Shatner As ‘Unfit’ Guinea Pig”
Original “Star Trek” star William Shatner launched into space for real today aboard a Blue Origin rocketship on a suborbital trip and landed in the Texas desert today becoming at age 90 the oldest person ever in space. Continue reading “To Boldly Go Where Few Have Gone Before”
From the YouTube clip description:
One of the saddest facts about the original Star Trek cast is that actors George Takei and William Shatner can’t stand each other in real life.
During his appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, Takei was grilled by Bill Maher on that never-ending feud that reminds millions of Americans of the time members of their favorite band didn’t get along. “You just want to go, ‘Come on, Bee Gees, just get along!'” the host joked.
“Well, we’re human,” Takei explained, with Maher expressing confusion that someone from our northern neighboring country couldn’t get along with someone else.
“Canadians have a certain image of being even-tempered and friendly and all that,” Takei continued. “Well, he is a person who is that way with himself. He is very self-centered.”
After a hearty laugh, the geek celebrity-turned-Internet-sensation said, “We work together. We’re professionals. We get the work done, but, it’s with a lot of difficulty.” He joked with Maher that the temptation is sometimes there to just “drive the starship into a death star” just to spite Shatner (weird mix of geek references, eh?).
The feud came up again when Takei talked about how his cast-mates all knew was gay except for one. “It went right over his head.” The obvious answer: William Shatner.
Ok, this one is pretty well done.
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