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  • This should be a commercial for Viagra.
  • Now the question is "Did Bill really perceive that he was weightless?"

    /dude was stuck at that window by his seat and looked kinda freaked when he had to fold up the selfie stick so he had two hands to hang on with
  • A tad ironic considering that in all his time on Star Trek I don't think Kirk ever actually experienced weightlessness. The artificial gravity always seemed to work, no matter how many other other ships systems broke down....
  • Wanebo: Now the question is "Did Bill really perceive that he was weightless?"

    /dude was stuck at that window by his seat and looked kinda freaked when he had to fold up the selfie stick so he had two hands to hang on with


    I mean he's a slightly overweight 90 year old. how would you expect him to react.
  • khitsicker: Wanebo: Now the question is "Did Bill really perceive that he was weightless?"

    /dude was stuck at that window by his seat and looked kinda freaked when he had to fold up the selfie stick so he had two hands to hang on with

    I mean he's a slightly overweight 90 year old. how would you expect him to react.


    Maybe hold on but float up a bit?

    Honestly I have to say I might have had the same reaction just wanting to be directly in the window looking out at the earth too.
  • I really enjoyed his post landing talk with JB, not the JB parts though.
    Thought it was cool he was still dumbstruck while the others were popping corks.
  • dammit just give me a login: I really enjoyed his post landing talk with JB, not the JB parts though.
    Thought it was cool he was still dumbstruck while the others were popping corks.


    agreed they should of just let him talk. I think though in a couple of days after he's had time to really absorb the experience he will put out a statement or do some talk shows. The overview effect is real.

    It's a real shame he didn't get to share this experience with Nimoy
  • I think he's having a spiritual experience. Not religious, spiritual. Now seeing this I'm more sure of it.

    /IMHO
  • I watched it live. Shatner spoke like a man transformed by what he experienced.

    It was genuine, and very moving.  No acting there at all.
  • markie_farkie: I watched it live. Shatner spoke like a man transformed by what he experienced.

    It was genuine, and very moving.  No acting there at all.


    Wait... when did he act?
  • markie_farkie: I watched it live. Shatner spoke like a man transformed by what he experienced.

    It was genuine, and very moving.  No acting there at all.


    Damn, did not expect William Shatner to make me tear up today, that was incredibly profound and he is obviously overwhelmed.

    Video starts at his reaction

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  • Shatner going into space is the most Shatner thing ever.  Bezos listening to him was the second most Shatner thing ever.  You just listen to him.  You don't ignore Shatner.  You just listen to him.
  • Very happy he was able to experience this. No matter what you think of Bezos,, he did a good thing gifting Shatner this trip.

    If I was financially able, I think it would be good to gift those I admired growing up.
  • No green women?


    I'm done!
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    Lighting: markie_farkie: I watched it live. Shatner spoke like a man transformed by what he experienced.

    It was genuine, and very moving.  No acting there at all.

    Damn, did not expect William Shatner to make me tear up today, that was incredibly profound and he is obviously overwhelmed.

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    I can snark off about Bezos and his idiocies in the space competition, but I'm not going to dismiss William Shatner's reaction to leaving the comfort of Earth's atmosphere.

    I agree that everyone needs to experience leaving Earth's blanket, but I would further add that many need to experience the trip around the moon that SpaceX is building toward.  Especially those in power or soon to be in power.  That Overview Effect is especially powerful on the human psyche.
  • He looked more impressed with the view, than the novelty of a few minutes of weightlessness.
  • recondite cetacean: Shatner going into space is the most Shatner thing ever.  Bezos listening to him was the second most Shatner thing ever.  You just listen to him.  You don't ignore Shatner.  You just listen to him.


    I was driving and listened to it live, and was more annoyed by the rich assholes celebrating doing shiat that only they could afford to do while he was trying to say something profound. The audio is better on this, but it was pure fratbro slapping asses on the live feed.
  • Abe Vigoda's Ghost: He looked more impressed with the view, than the novelty of a few minutes of weightlessness.


    As mentioned in the thread there is something called the "Overview Effect" that astronauts have reported for decades. Essentially our little monkey brains break a little when we see Earth against the blackness of space for real. It gives perspective on how we really are just a tiny little blue dot in a sea of darkness. It changes lives. 

    The thing I liked about what Shatner said was "everyone should see this". He's right. The more people that experience it the better. Maybe we should arrange a few trips for all the world and national leaders to give them real perspective on the world.
  • Carter Pewterschmidt: A tad ironic considering that in all his time on Star Trek I don't think Kirk ever actually experienced weightlessness. The artificial gravity always seemed to work, no matter how many other other ships systems broke down....


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  • Wanebo: khitsicker: Wanebo: Now the question is "Did Bill really perceive that he was weightless?"

    /dude was stuck at that window by his seat and looked kinda freaked when he had to fold up the selfie stick so he had two hands to hang on with

    I mean he's a slightly overweight 90 year old. how would you expect him to react.

    Maybe hold on but float up a bit?

    Honestly I have to say I might have had the same reaction just wanting to be directly in the window looking out at the earth too.


    That was Shatner having an epiphany.
  • They said he was in tears trying to explain how it felt
  • I probably would too if I got that high.

    Imagine this in Shatners halting voice...

    66 miles high....
    and when I touched down...
    I found that it's stranger than known
  • map the audio over a porn 3some
  • That guy looks amazing for ninety.  By the time most people hit ninety, they're dead. Nichelle Nichols is only a few years behind him, and she's suffering heavily from dementia.  And here's William Shatner at ninety, Shatnering along without a care in the world and getting to ride onboard an actual spacecraft.
  • Remember the Deadwood episode where the whole town is stunned and amazed at the sight of....

    a bicycle?

    People are going to ask, and indeed might already be asking:

    "Who is this Shatner guy and why is going to space such a big deal all of a sudden?"

    If things go as I hope they will, we will be stopping this celebrity thing in short order. We will be sending grizzled workmen to go to space and do a job.

    Bicycles for everyone! Can you imagine?
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