William Shatner described Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space voyage as a profound experience upon returning to Earth. However, he is now stating that it was actually a major letdown.
Variety received an excerpt from the upcoming book by the “Star Trek” OG, “Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder,” which describes how William Shatner genuinely felt as he was rocketing into the great beyond above our stratosphere.
The famous quote begins with Will explaining that he believed traveling into space would be extremely therapeutic and enlightening just like the Hollywood portrayals. Captain Kirk, however, felt exactly the opposite.
“I discovered that the beauty isn’t out there, it’s down here, with all of us. Leaving that behind made my connection to our tiny planet even more profound.”
William claimed that his space voyage left him profoundly saddened. He also stated that the thought of us humans destroying the planet earth made him anxious.
“It was among the strongest feelings of grief I have ever encountered. The contrast between the vicious coldness of space and the warm nurturing of Earth below filled me with overwhelming sadness.”
When they landed, Will was obviously emotional, but as he was trying to explain something to Bezos, he sort of cut him off by popping some champagne. William certainly gave the impression that it was a good moment later by describing the Blue Origin flight as “profound” and “extraordinary.”
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