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William Shatner fires back at George Takei for feuding with ‘Star Trek’ colleague over space trip

William Shatner fired back at his fellow Star Trek alum George Takei for his criticism over Shatner going to space at the age of 90. 

The spat is reigniting a decades-long feud that started on the set of the Sixties sci-fi present.

Asked about his ideas on William Shatner’s trip 62 miles above the floor of the Earth on Wednesday, Takei mentioned: ‘He’s boldly going the place different folks have gone earlier than,’ mocking Shatner’s widespread phrase as Captain Kirk.

‘He’s a guinea pig, 90 years previous and it is vital to seek out out what occurs,’ Takei added throughout the Broadway opening of Thoughts of a Colored Man on Wednesday evening, in response to Page Six.

‘So 90 years previous goes to point out a terrific deal extra on the damage and tear on the human physique, so he’ll be specimen to check. Although he is not the fittest specimen of 90 years previous, so he’ll be a specimen that is unfit!’

Shatner, in a tweet referencing the feedback, responded succinctly. 

‘Don’t hate George,’ Shatner wrote. ‘The solely time he will get press is when he talks dangerous about me. He claims 50+ years in the past I took away a digicam angle that denied him 30 extra seconds of prime time TV. I’m giving it back to him now by letting him spew his hatred for the world to see! Bill the [pig emoji].’  

William Shatner fired back at his fellow Star Trek alum George Takei for his criticism over Shatner going to space at the age of 90

The spat is reigniting a decades-long feud between Shatner and Takei (pictured) that began on the set of the 1960s sci-fi show

The spat is reigniting a decades-long feud between Shatner and Takei (pictured) that started on the set of the Sixties sci-fi present

'Don¿t hate George,' Shatner wrote. 'The only time he gets press is when he talks bad about me. He claims 50+ years ago I took away a camera angle that denied him 30 more seconds of prime time TV. I¿m giving it back to him now by letting him spew his hatred for the world to see! Bill the [pig emoji].'

‘Don’t hate George,’ Shatner wrote. ‘The solely time he will get press is when he talks dangerous about me. He claims 50+ years in the past I took away a digicam angle that denied him 30 extra seconds of prime time TV. I’m giving it back to him now by letting him spew his hatred for the world to see! Bill the [pig emoji].’

Shatner, 90, (second from left) became the oldest person in space after three minutes of weightlessness aboard a Blue Origin rocket on Wednesday

Shatner, 90, (second from left) grew to become the oldest individual in space after three minutes of weightlessness aboard a Blue Origin rocket on Wednesday

Shatner and newly minted astronauts Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries and Audrey Powers spent three minutes in weightlessness aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket earlier that day. 

Shatner grew to become the oldest individual in space, eclipsing the earlier report set by Wally Funk, 82, on the same jaunt on a Jeff Bezos-owned spaceship in July, by eight years. 

Takei, 84, has hit out at Shatner earlier than.

Their feud apparently started throughout filming of the 79-episode present, with Takei accusing Shatner of ignoring him on set. 

He additionally accused him of adjusting the script of the 1989 movie Star Trek V in order that Takei’s character, Hikaru Sulu, wouldn’t obtain command of a spaceship, in response to Page Six.

The pair have co-starred within the iconic TV present in addition to six theatrical releases, ending with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in 1991. 

Shatner (center) and Takei (right) appeared in 79 Star Trek episodes and six movies together

Shatner (heart) and Takei (proper) appeared in 79 Star Trek episodes and 6 films collectively

Takei described Star Trek units as feeling like ‘William Shatner versus the remainder of the world’ in an interview on David Tennant’s superstar podcast final year.

He mentioned Shatner was insecure as a result of co-star Leonard Nimoy, who performed Spock, obtained extra fan letters than him. 

Shatner responded on Twitter, saying, ‘George wants a brand new pastime. Now he is making issues up. We by no means noticed fan letters. That’s why there’s so many secretary signed pictures.

‘We barely noticed George. He was in as soon as every week at most – how would he know something? The solely individual with jealousy is George.’

In 2008, Shatner went after Takei’s psychological well being after he was snubbed from Takei’s wedding ceremony visitor record.

'I'm so filled with emotion with what just happened,' Shatner said to Bezos on the ground, breaking into tears

Shatner, who is now the oldest person to visit the space, was the second to step out of the craft and instantly wrapped his arms around Bezos in gratitude and excitement

‘I’m so crammed with emotion with what simply occurred,’ Shatner mentioned to Bezos on the bottom, breaking into tears. ‘I hope I by no means recuperate from this,’ he added.

‘Poor man,’ Shatner mentioned in YouTube interview posted to his official web page. 

‘There’s such a illness there. It’s so patently apparent that there’s a psychosis there. I do not know what his unique factor about me was. I don’t know.’ 

Shatner felt an entire completely different set of feelings on Wednesday, when he broke into tears after touchdown back on Earth.

‘I’m so crammed with emotion with what simply occurred. I hope I by no means recuperate from this,’ he informed Bezos, the Amazon founder who owns Blue Origin.

‘It’s a lot bigger than me and life, and it hasn’t obtained something to do with the little inexperienced hand or the little blue orb.’ 

‘Everybody on this planet wants to do that,’ he mentioned. ‘To see the blue shade whip by and now you are staring into blackness, that is the factor.

The protecting of blue, this sheath, this blanket, this comforter of blue that we now have round, we are saying, “Oh, that’s blue sky.” And then instantly you shoot by all of it, and also you’re wanting into blackness, into black ugliness.’

‘As you look down, there’s your blue down there with the black up there. There is Mother Earth and luxury and there’s – is there demise? I do not know. Is that the best way demise is?’

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