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  • Gene Roddenberry went into space as well.  At least some of him.
  • Some of Scotty's ashes went to space as well on a shuttle mission.
  • Aren't we all in space right now?
  • Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.
  • So when will MacGyver get to use the real stargate?
  • That's awesome! Engineer, physician, NASA astronaut, the first black women to space, and she was on TNG. Serious nerd cred.
  • mongbiohazard: That's awesome! Engineer, physician, NASA astronaut, the first black women to space, and she was on TNG. Serious nerd cred.


    I heard her speak at a business meeting years ago. She is pretty awesome.
  • WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


    You know, Shatner has always been kind of a self absorbed ass, but he seemed to have been genuinely moved by his experience and appreciative of the chance, and he's never been that good of an actor so I believe it was real emotion he was expressing.  I agree, let him have his moment.  Then we can start asking when Sir Patrick Stewart gets his chance to go up and do it even better.
  • WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


    That's all well and good if you're a big Shatner fan. However, this is a good way to make more people aware of Mae Jemison, who just so happen to be objectively cooler than him.

    By the time she was 37 she was a medical doctor, an astronaut, and had been in star trek.
    When Shatner was 37 had been in star trek and the film Incubus

    Just saying
  • whither_apophis: Aren't we all in space right now?


    Literally everything is in space.
  • skyotter: whither_apophis: Aren't we all in space right now?

    Literally everything is in space.


    That's nothing. I'ma time traveller. Have been one for close to 45 years no less.
  • WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


    Yeah.  Because it's all about the white dude.
  • rosekolodny: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

    Yeah.  Because it's all about the white dude.


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  • little red bot: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

    That's all well and good if you're a big Shatner fan. However, this is a good way to make more people aware of Mae Jemison, who just so happen to be objectively cooler than him.

    By the time she was 37 she was a medical doctor, an astronaut, and had been in star trek.
    When Shatner was 37 had been in star trek and the film Incubus

    Just saying


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  • Neondistraction: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

    You know, Shatner has always been kind of a self absorbed ass, but he seemed to have been genuinely moved by his experience and appreciative of the chance, and he's never been that good of an actor so I believe it was real emotion he was expressing.  I agree, let him have his moment.  Then we can start asking when Sir Patrick Stewart gets his chance to go up and do it even better.


    ...And, God willing, he says something remarkably apropos from Shakespeare.
  • I dunno.

    I really enjoyed the original series, and the Star Trek movies were so goofy & cool while I was growing up. And I realized today that Shatner is nearly 20 years older than my Dad, so you'd think I'd get all emotional about this and how growing up & seeing the culmination of a lifetimes work, and everything, but no.

    My feelings verge on the edge of cynicism. Maybe I tend to see the whole thing as a nonsensical stunt to distract the world from the oh-so-many problems we have here & now, while absurdly rich people toss themselves into orbit 10 minutes at a time.

    If it were a dystopian novel, it would seem like a good intro, but here we are: The world is burning, but it was neat to watch Captain Kirk fling into space if only for a mere few moments. Maybe that was enough to soothe & massage all the other problems gnawing at the back of humanity's skulls.

    Maybe that will be enough for us to get our sh*t together.

    /goddamned right I'm fun at parties
  • Neondistraction: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

    You know, Shatner has always been kind of a self absorbed ass, but he seemed to have been genuinely moved by his experience and appreciative of the chance, and he's never been that good of an actor so I believe it was real emotion he was expressing.  I agree, let him have his moment.  Then we can start asking when Sir Patrick Stewart gets his chance to go up and do it even better.


    Make it so.
  • skyotter: whither_apophis: Aren't we all in space right now?

    Literally everything is in space.


    But is space in space?
  • AtlanticCoast63: ...And, God willing, he says something remarkably apropos from Shakespeare.


    "Villain, I hath done thy mother."


    /Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2
    //the world's first "your mom" joke
  • AtlanticCoast63: Neondistraction: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

    You know, Shatner has always been kind of a self absorbed ass, but he seemed to have been genuinely moved by his experience and appreciative of the chance, and he's never been that good of an actor so I believe it was real emotion he was expressing.  I agree, let him have his moment.  Then we can start asking when Sir Patrick Stewart gets his chance to go up and do it even better.

    ...And, God willing, he says something remarkably apropos from Shakespeare.


    Followed by his favorite dirty line as Bullock on American Dad.
  • Ishkur: AtlanticCoast63: ...And, God willing, he says something remarkably apropos from Shakespeare.

    "Villain, I hath done thy mother."


    /Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2
    //the world's first "your mom" joke

    "The Emperor Augustus was touring the Empire, when he noticed a man in the crowd who bore a striking resemblance to himself.
    "Intrigued he asked: 'Was your mother at one time in service at the Palace?'
    "'No your Highness,' he replied, 'but my father was.'"


    From 10-60 BCE.

    Oldest "yo mama" i could find was an incomplete Babylonian fragment "...of your mother is by the one who has intercourse with her. What/who is it?"

    From 1200 BCE.
  • Ishkur: AtlanticCoast63: ...And, God willing, he says something remarkably apropos from Shakespeare.

    "Villain, I hath done thy mother."


    /Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2
    //the world's first "your mom" joke


    Stupid mobile formating chewed that apart. Here it is, clearer.

    "The Emperor Augustus was touring the Empire, when he noticed a man in the crowd who bore a striking resemblance to himself.
    "Intrigued he asked: 'Was your mother at one time in service at the Palace?'
    "'No your Highness,' he replied, 'but my father was.'"


    From 10-60 BCE.

    Oldest "yo mama" i could find was an incomplete Babylonian fragment "...of your mother is by the one who has intercourse with her. What/who is it?"

    From 1200 BCE.
  • whither_apophis: Aren't we all in space right now?


    Well, more occupying it than in it, but yeah.
  • WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


    You're new here, aren't you?

    Hell, you must be new in society.  Were you born yesterday?   Because this is what we are now.  We're not a cohesive society, not that we ever really were, but there was a time when people accepted that things were measurably getting better.

    But it wasn't enough.

    So now we're at the point where it doesn't matter how good things are or what direction they are headed, whiny ass people got to complain about every little perceived slight against whatever characteristic they think is important.
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