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2021-10-13 6:13:51 PM  
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2021-10-13 10:06:42 PM  
Gene Roddenberry went into space as well.  At least some of him.
 
2021-10-13 10:40:43 PM  
Some of Scotty's ashes went to space as well on a shuttle mission.
 
2021-10-13 11:35:49 PM  
Aren't we all in space right now?
 
2021-10-13 11:37:10 PM  
Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.
 
2021-10-13 11:41:41 PM  
So when will MacGyver get to use the real stargate?
 
2021-10-13 11:51:35 PM  
That's awesome! Engineer, physician, NASA astronaut, the first black women to space, and she was on TNG. Serious nerd cred.
 
2021-10-14 12:06:47 AM  

mongbiohazard: That's awesome! Engineer, physician, NASA astronaut, the first black women to space, and she was on TNG. Serious nerd cred.


I heard her speak at a business meeting years ago. She is pretty awesome.
 
2021-10-14 12:51:20 AM  

WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


You know, Shatner has always been kind of a self absorbed ass, but he seemed to have been genuinely moved by his experience and appreciative of the chance, and he's never been that good of an actor so I believe it was real emotion he was expressing.  I agree, let him have his moment.  Then we can start asking when Sir Patrick Stewart gets his chance to go up and do it even better.
 
2021-10-14 1:01:38 AM  

WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


That's all well and good if you're a big Shatner fan. However, this is a good way to make more people aware of Mae Jemison, who just so happen to be objectively cooler than him.

By the time she was 37 she was a medical doctor, an astronaut, and had been in star trek.
When Shatner was 37 had been in star trek and the film Incubus

Just saying
 
2021-10-14 1:07:05 AM  

whither_apophis: Aren't we all in space right now?


Literally everything is in space.
 
2021-10-14 1:11:40 AM  

skyotter: whither_apophis: Aren't we all in space right now?

Literally everything is in space.


That's nothing. I'ma time traveller. Have been one for close to 45 years no less.
 
2021-10-14 1:26:54 AM  

WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


Yeah.  Because it's all about the white dude.
 
2021-10-14 1:39:15 AM  

rosekolodny: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

Yeah.  Because it's all about the white dude.


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2021-10-14 1:58:41 AM  

little red bot: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

That's all well and good if you're a big Shatner fan. However, this is a good way to make more people aware of Mae Jemison, who just so happen to be objectively cooler than him.

By the time she was 37 she was a medical doctor, an astronaut, and had been in star trek.
When Shatner was 37 had been in star trek and the film Incubus

Just saying


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2021-10-14 2:30:55 AM  

Neondistraction: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

You know, Shatner has always been kind of a self absorbed ass, but he seemed to have been genuinely moved by his experience and appreciative of the chance, and he's never been that good of an actor so I believe it was real emotion he was expressing.  I agree, let him have his moment.  Then we can start asking when Sir Patrick Stewart gets his chance to go up and do it even better.


...And, God willing, he says something remarkably apropos from Shakespeare.
 
2021-10-14 2:39:49 AM  
I dunno.

I really enjoyed the original series, and the Star Trek movies were so goofy & cool while I was growing up. And I realized today that Shatner is nearly 20 years older than my Dad, so you'd think I'd get all emotional about this and how growing up & seeing the culmination of a lifetimes work, and everything, but no.

My feelings verge on the edge of cynicism. Maybe I tend to see the whole thing as a nonsensical stunt to distract the world from the oh-so-many problems we have here & now, while absurdly rich people toss themselves into orbit 10 minutes at a time.

If it were a dystopian novel, it would seem like a good intro, but here we are: The world is burning, but it was neat to watch Captain Kirk fling into space if only for a mere few moments. Maybe that was enough to soothe & massage all the other problems gnawing at the back of humanity's skulls.

Maybe that will be enough for us to get our sh*t together.

/goddamned right I'm fun at parties
 
2021-10-14 2:55:12 AM  

Neondistraction: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

You know, Shatner has always been kind of a self absorbed ass, but he seemed to have been genuinely moved by his experience and appreciative of the chance, and he's never been that good of an actor so I believe it was real emotion he was expressing.  I agree, let him have his moment.  Then we can start asking when Sir Patrick Stewart gets his chance to go up and do it even better.


Make it so.
 
2021-10-14 3:02:41 AM  

skyotter: whither_apophis: Aren't we all in space right now?

Literally everything is in space.


But is space in space?
 
2021-10-14 3:10:18 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: ...And, God willing, he says something remarkably apropos from Shakespeare.


"Villain, I hath done thy mother."


/Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2
//the world's first "your mom" joke
 
2021-10-14 4:05:16 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: Neondistraction: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

You know, Shatner has always been kind of a self absorbed ass, but he seemed to have been genuinely moved by his experience and appreciative of the chance, and he's never been that good of an actor so I believe it was real emotion he was expressing.  I agree, let him have his moment.  Then we can start asking when Sir Patrick Stewart gets his chance to go up and do it even better.

...And, God willing, he says something remarkably apropos from Shakespeare.


Followed by his favorite dirty line as Bullock on American Dad.
 
2021-10-14 4:35:04 AM  

Ishkur: AtlanticCoast63: ...And, God willing, he says something remarkably apropos from Shakespeare.

"Villain, I hath done thy mother."


/Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2
//the world's first "your mom" joke

"The Emperor Augustus was touring the Empire, when he noticed a man in the crowd who bore a striking resemblance to himself.
"Intrigued he asked: 'Was your mother at one time in service at the Palace?'
"'No your Highness,' he replied, 'but my father was.'"


From 10-60 BCE.

Oldest "yo mama" i could find was an incomplete Babylonian fragment "...of your mother is by the one who has intercourse with her. What/who is it?"

From 1200 BCE.
 
2021-10-14 4:36:10 AM  

Ishkur: AtlanticCoast63: ...And, God willing, he says something remarkably apropos from Shakespeare.

"Villain, I hath done thy mother."


/Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2
//the world's first "your mom" joke


Stupid mobile formating chewed that apart. Here it is, clearer.

"The Emperor Augustus was touring the Empire, when he noticed a man in the crowd who bore a striking resemblance to himself.
"Intrigued he asked: 'Was your mother at one time in service at the Palace?'
"'No your Highness,' he replied, 'but my father was.'"


From 10-60 BCE.

Oldest "yo mama" i could find was an incomplete Babylonian fragment "...of your mother is by the one who has intercourse with her. What/who is it?"

From 1200 BCE.
 
2021-10-14 6:24:29 AM  

whither_apophis: Aren't we all in space right now?


Well, more occupying it than in it, but yeah.
 
2021-10-14 6:30:30 AM  

WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


You're new here, aren't you?

Hell, you must be new in society.  Were you born yesterday?   Because this is what we are now.  We're not a cohesive society, not that we ever really were, but there was a time when people accepted that things were measurably getting better.

But it wasn't enough.

So now we're at the point where it doesn't matter how good things are or what direction they are headed, whiny ass people got to complain about every little perceived slight against whatever characteristic they think is important.
 
2021-10-14 7:01:35 AM  
I guess I just don't care about any of this
 
2021-10-14 7:47:14 AM  

Neondistraction: he's never been that good of an actor


Yeah, he's only been acting since 1951 on a bunch of shows nobody ever heard of such as Howdy Doody, Studio 1, Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Six Million Dollar Man, Barbary Coast, Police Squad, Airplane II, T.J. Hooker, Columbo, TekWar, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Practice, Boston Legal, $#*~ My Dad Says.

Yeah, he sucks.  Who'd want such a short timing loser?
 
2021-10-14 7:50:50 AM  

WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


Don't you understand? The pissing contest never ends.
 
2021-10-14 7:56:42 AM  
just a reminder that I don't care.
 
2021-10-14 8:20:24 AM  
Difference being, she went into space as an engineer with a job to do, then did Star Trek. Shatner was an actor that went into space on a joy ride.
That's bottom detract from either. Both have done things that I could only dream of doing.
 
2021-10-14 8:21:19 AM  

TTFK: Neondistraction: he's never been that good of an actor

Yeah, he's only been acting since 1951 on a bunch of shows nobody ever heard of such as Howdy Doody, Studio 1, Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Six Million Dollar Man, Barbary Coast, Police Squad, Airplane II, T.J. Hooker, Columbo, TekWar, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Practice, Boston Legal, $#*~ My Dad Says.

Yeah, he sucks.  Who'd want such a short timing loser?


And he was incredible in The Hunt For Red October, Wild Wild West, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Tora Tora Tora, Star Wars, Brokeback Mountain, The Day After TV movie, Smoky and the Bandit and Debbie Does Dallas.
 
2021-10-14 8:22:12 AM  

labman: Some of Scotty's ashes went to space as well on a shuttle mission.


And other ashes of his were on the third SpaceX launch. Of course the first three SpaceX launches failed.
 
2021-10-14 8:32:57 AM  

dittybopper: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

You're new here, aren't you?

Hell, you must be new in society.  Were you born yesterday?   Because this is what we are now.  We're not a cohesive society, not that we ever really were, but there was a time when people accepted that things were measurably getting better.

But it wasn't enough.

So now we're at the point where it doesn't matter how good things are or what direction they are headed, whiny ass people got to complain about every little perceived slight against whatever characteristic they think is important.


You seem to perceive a slight against something you find important here. Would you like to lodge a complaint?
 
2021-10-14 8:36:44 AM  

WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


We gave him more time than Jeff Bezos did:

Jeff Bezos cuts off William Shatner describing his trip to space. Nice Jeff. Nice
Youtube 1qfVXLQBygw
 
2021-10-14 8:42:09 AM  
Just for a sense of perspective on this whole "space travel" thing: If the Earth was the size of a bowling ball, New Shephard went less than 2 millimeters above the surface, barely entering the ionosphere.
 
2021-10-14 8:48:56 AM  
Jemison was one of the first cameos on TNG appearing in the early second season. They got a fair amount of publicity at the time for having an actual astronaut on the show.

Shatner was the first regular cast member of a Trek series to go into space. And usually when someone says the cast of a series they are referring to the regulars or maybe the recurring characters. So it was not wrong to say that Shatner was the first Trek cast member in space.
 
2021-10-14 8:58:12 AM  

Dansker: Just for a sense of perspective on this whole "space travel" thing: If the Earth was the size of a bowling ball, New Shephard went less than 2 millimeters above the surface, barely entering the ionosphere.


And the ISS is under 8 mm. It has been almost a half century since anyone as done more than skim the surface of the Earth.
 
2021-10-14 9:07:15 AM  

Mole Man: little red bot: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

That's all well and good if you're a big Shatner fan. However, this is a good way to make more people aware of Mae Jemison, who just so happen to be objectively cooler than him.

By the time she was 37 she was a medical doctor, an astronaut, and had been in star trek.
When Shatner was 37 had been in star trek and the film Incubus

Just saying

Twilight Zone and Judgement at Nuremberg

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In the Brothers K with Yul Brenner.
 
2021-10-14 9:07:25 AM  
 
2021-10-14 9:17:19 AM  

Dansker: dittybopper: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

You're new here, aren't you?

Hell, you must be new in society.  Were you born yesterday?   Because this is what we are now.  We're not a cohesive society, not that we ever really were, but there was a time when people accepted that things were measurably getting better.

But it wasn't enough.

So now we're at the point where it doesn't matter how good things are or what direction they are headed, whiny ass people got to complain about every little perceived slight against whatever characteristic they think is important.

You seem to perceive a slight against something you find important here. Would you like to lodge a complaint?


Would it do any good?

No?
 
2021-10-14 9:40:08 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Dansker: Just for a sense of perspective on this whole "space travel" thing: If the Earth was the size of a bowling ball, New Shephard went less than 2 millimeters above the surface, barely entering the ionosphere.

And the ISS is under 8 mm. It has been almost a half century since anyone as done more than skim the surface of the Earth.


Yup. The ISS should really be called the ILEOS

dittybopper: Dansker: dittybopper: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

You're new here, aren't you?

Hell, you must be new in society.  Were you born yesterday?   Because this is what we are now.  We're not a cohesive society, not that we ever really were, but there was a time when people accepted that things were measurably getting better.

But it wasn't enough.

So now we're at the point where it doesn't matter how good things are or what direction they are headed, whiny ass people got to complain about every little perceived slight against whatever characteristic they think is important.

You seem to perceive a slight against something you find important here. Would you like to lodge a complaint?

Would it do any good?

No?


At least you got to whine about it.
 
2021-10-14 9:40:20 AM  

little red bot: When Shatner was 37 had been in star trek and the film Incubus


Acting in Esparanto is pretty farking impressive.

/too bad Shatner has never "acted"
 
2021-10-14 9:43:10 AM  

WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


No.  Him having his moment?  That's been his entire life at the expense of others.  That he got choked up because he rode biatch on a rocket that got space adjacent is a publicity stunt and little else.  It is impressive for the company (though other companies are doing stuff way more impressive).  The only feat that Shatner did in this that is impressive is that he got to age 90, but getting choked up for 5 minutes doesn't eras 80+ years of being an asshole to most of the people around him.

TTFK: Yeah, he's only been acting since 1951 on a bunch of shows nobody ever heard of such as Howdy Doody, Studio 1, Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Six Million Dollar Man, Barbary Coast, Police Squad, Airplane II, T.J. Hooker, Columbo, TekWar, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Practice, Boston Legal, $#*~ My Dad Says.

Yeah, he sucks. Who'd want such a short timing loser?


Successful and good are two very different things.
 
2021-10-14 10:35:20 AM  

Tax Boy: little red bot: When Shatner was 37 had been in star trek and the film Incubus

Acting in Esparanto is pretty farking impressive.

/too bad Shatner has never "acted"


Oh Shatner is a better actor than he gets credit for. He's solid, if a bit irrepressibly campy. It's not his fault that Incubus is farking awful.

I bought a copy, tried watching it with a friend, about 5 minutes we're just making fun of it, got almost to the end, just couldn't watch anymore.
The commentary track by shatner was pretty awkward. If memory serves, he did the commentary straight, as if he was oblivious to how terrible the film is. Mostly I remember long periods of silence with the occasional comment about how sexy his costars were.
 
2021-10-14 10:38:36 AM  
No Subby, but he's the fattest, oldest and most pompous to do so.
 
2021-10-14 10:47:47 AM  

teto85: Gene Roddenberry went into space as well.  At least some of him.


To be fair

Shatner still loves the public money that is paying most of the costs for private space companies to fart around in space
 
2021-10-14 10:49:28 AM  

whither_apophis: Aren't we all in space right now?


Yup

Except private space companies and their sit at home stock owners cant get free public money unless they lift off from the launch pad
 
2021-10-14 10:50:24 AM  

WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.


I bet he got a tax paid boner up there
 
2021-10-14 10:51:43 AM  

Neondistraction: WhippingBoi: Maybe we should let Shatner have his moment for one day before commencing this bizarre pissing contest.

You know, Shatner has always been kind of a self absorbed ass, but he seemed to have been genuinely moved by his experience and appreciative of the chance, and he's never been that good of an actor so I believe it was real emotion he was expressing.  I agree, let him have his moment.  Then we can start asking when Sir Patrick Stewart gets his chance to go up and do it even better.


Arent the rich and connected awesome!!
 
2021-10-14 10:52:13 AM  

skyotter: whither_apophis: Aren't we all in space right now?

Literally everything is in space.


Yup
 
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