George Takei mocked William Shatner’s trip to space.
The former “Star Trek” co-stars have been locked in a feud for decades and now the 84-year-old actor has called the 90-year-old star an “unfit specimen” for being chosen to be the oldest person in the world. having reached the edge of space when he took off with Jeff Bezos’ company Blue Origin earlier this week.
George told The New York Post’s Page Six: “He’s going boldly where others have gone before. He’s a guinea pig, he’s 90 years old and it’s important to know what’s going on.
“So 90 years old is going to show a lot more about the wear and tear of the human body, so it will be a good specimen to study. Although it is not the fittest 90 year old, so it will be an unfit specimen!”
George and William have both previously admitted to exchanging crosswords while working on âStar Trek,â which premiered in 1966, but the old âI’m a Celebrityâ¦ Get me out of here! ” the contestant insisted there was no real feud and that it only played out when his former co-star was looking for “a little bit of publicity.”
Speaking in 2015, George said: “It’s not tension, it’s all from Bill. Whenever he needs a little publicity for a project, he fuels the so-called controversy between we.
âIt’s hard working with someone who isn’t a team player. The rest of the cast understands all of what makes a scene work – everyone contributes to it. But Bill is a wonderful actor, and he knows it, and he loves having the camera on him all the time. “
Earlier this week, William burst into tears when the New Shepard NS-18 rocket he was traveling in returned to earth.
He told Jeff, âI’m so emotional about what just happened. It’s extraordinary, extraordinary. I hope I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it. It’s so much bigger than me and life.
âWhat you have given me is the most profound experience I can imagine. It has nothing to do with the little green men and the blue orb. It has to do with the enormity, the speed and the suddenness of life and death.
The crew reached an altitude of about 66 miles during the suborbital flight and felt weightlessness.
But a few minutes later, they began their descent and their capsule came back down to Earth thanks to three parachutes.
The crew landed in the desert at a speed of about 15 mph.