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William Shatner Fires Back At George Takei For Arguing With ‘Star Trek’ Colleague Over Space Travel

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

The feud revives a decades-long feud that began on the set of the 1960s sci-fi show.

Asked about his thoughts on William Shatner’s journey 100 miles above the Earth’s surface on Wednesday, Takei said, “He boldly goes where other people have gone,” mocking Shatner’s popular phrase as Captain Kirk.

“He’s a guinea pig, 90 years old and it’s important to find out what’s happening,” Takei added during Wednesday night’s Broadway opening of Thoughts of a Colored Man, according to Page six.

“So 90 years old will show a lot more about the wear and tear of the human body, so it will be a good specimen to study.” Although he is not the strongest specimen of 90 years old, he will therefore be an unsuitable specimen!’

shatner, in a tweet referring to the comments, responded succinctly.

“Don’t hate George,” Shatner wrote. “The only time he gets in the press is when he talks bad about me. He claims that more than 50 years ago I took away a camera angle that denied him an extra 30 seconds of prime-time TV. I now give it back to him by letting him spew his hatred for the world to see! Invoice the [pig emoji].’

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

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

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

“Don’t hate George,” Shatner wrote. “The only time he gets in the press is when he talks bad about me. He claims that more than 50 years ago I took away a camera angle that denied him an extra 30 seconds of prime-time TV. I now give it back to him by letting him spew his hatred for the world to see! Invoice the [pig emoji].’

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

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

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

Shatner became the oldest person in space, surpassing Wally Funk’s previous record, 82, on a similar foray on a Jeff Bezos spaceship in July, by eight years.

Takei, 84, has had a hit with Shatner before.

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

He also accused him of changing the script of the 1989 film Star Trek V so that Takei’s character, Hikaru Sulu, would not be given command of a spaceship, Page Six said.

The pair starred in the iconic TV show and in six theatrical releases, ending with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in 1991.

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

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

Takei described Star Trek sets as “William Shatner vs. the Rest of the World” in an interview on David Tennant’s celebrity podcast last year.

He said Shatner was insecure because co-star Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock, got more letters from fans than he did.

Shatner took to Twitter to say, “George needs a new hobby. Now he makes things up. We never saw any letters from fans. That’s why there are so many secretary autographed photos.

“We’ve barely seen George. He was there once a week at most – how would he know? The only person with jealousy is George.”

In 2008, Shatner went after Takei’s mental health after he was expelled from Takei’s wedding guest list.

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

“I’m so emotional about what just happened,” Shatner said to Bezos on the floor and burst into tears. “I hope I never recover from this,” he added.

“Poor man,” Shatner said in a YouTube interview on his official page.

‘There is such a disease there. It is so obvious that there is psychosis. I don’t know what his original thing about me was. I have no idea.’

Shatner felt a very different range of emotions on Wednesday, as he broke down in tears after landing back on Earth.

“I am so full of emotion with what just happened. I hope I never recover from this,” he told Bezos, the Amazon founder who owns Blue Origin.

“It’s so much bigger than me and life, and it has nothing to do with the green hand or the blue ball.”

“Everyone in the world should do this,” he said. “To watch the blue flash by and now you’re staring into the black, that’s it.

The blue cover, this scabbard, this blanket, this blue quilt that we’ve got around it, we say, “Oh, that’s blue sky.” And then you suddenly shoot through it and you look into the darkness, into the black ugliness.’

“If you look down, you see your blue one down there with the black one up there. There is Mother Earth and comfort and there is – is there death? I do not know. Is that the way death is?’

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