Star Trek fans and figures from the entertainment world were boldly engaged on social media this week as actor William Shatner prepared for a real -life flight into space.
Although Shatner’s flight is probably less dramatic than the space trips he experienced Walking crew, Captain James T. Kirk, the 90-year-old actor is set to make history by becoming the oldest man in the galaxy. Shatner is expected to explode during the second human spaceflight on Blue Origin – the first took place in July, bringing the billionaire founder Jeff Bezos and three others – on Wednesday morning, after weather conditions forced a one -day delay to launch plans.
Celebrities and celebrities Star Trek the fans flocked Twitter to celebrate the news of the launch and share memes and jokes during Shatner’s flight lead.
“I just can’t cope,” actor Vincent D’Onofrio tweeted in conjunction with a photo of a Shatner and his three crew mates wearing Blue Origin uniforms. “I’m just so happy for you. This photo in many respects is all about my childhood and the pleasure that life can bring to our business. For me Shatner my friend you in this photo are just as cool as cool.”
“Bezos if something happens to @WilliamShatner we will be annoyed,” tweeted actress Patricia Arquette after news of Shatner’s launch broke last month.
“William Shatner was very kind to postpone his flight flight for a day so as not to interfere with the release of my book,” Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Brent Spiner, whose first book Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by Real Events was published on Tuesday, tweeted on Monday. “Thank you Bill!”
“Good morning @WilliamShatner!” tweeted film critic, podcast host and self-described “Trekker” Scott Mantz. “Possible [you] * please * quote Captain Kirk’s monologue ‘Space, the final frontier’ while you’re up there? Have an amazing ride !! “
“Will William Shatner still overact when he’s in space?” Comedian Andy Kindler tweeted.
“@WilliamShatner is going into space? My man! I think it means I have to be a marine biologist,” Seinfeld Actor Jason Alexander tweeted, referring to a memorable episode of the 1990 sitcom. Shatner responded to Alexander by saying that “it’s never too late to experience new things my friend.”
“Congrats, @WilliamShatner! If you can really get into space, I hope I can really figure out how to get an unseen plane,” Lynda Carter, star of the 1970s Wonder Woman television series, tweeted. Shatner tweeted that he had “no doubt” that “Carter would get that unseen plane” in response.
Memes centered on Shatner’s journey into space were also shared, with an image of a human-like ape from The Planet of the Apes next to the text “We should all dress like this when William Shatner returns from space” in heavy rotation.
“You can’t imagine how many fans emailed me all claiming they made this ridiculous meme. #Peopleareweird,” Shatner commented as the meme changed.
An Oct. 4 tweet from the comedian and host of the late night show Stephen Colbert also inspired many retweets and responses.
“I expect William Shatner to have no realistic expectations of what the space would be like,” Colbert tweeted, captioning a photo of Shatner being kissed by a green female alien character on a 1960s stage. Star Trek television series.
“Surprise @ StephenAtHome!” Shatner replied. “That’s about the outer galaxy. In fact that’s why everyone wants to go into outer space. Little green men aren’t little green men they’re big, green, beautiful women.”
Newsweek reached out to Shatner’s representative for comment.