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2021-10-13 6:50:48 PM  
This should be a commercial for Viagra.
 
2021-10-13 6:52:10 PM  
Now the question is "Did Bill really perceive that he was weightless?"

/dude was stuck at that window by his seat and looked kinda freaked when he had to fold up the selfie stick so he had two hands to hang on with
 
2021-10-13 6:54:05 PM  
A tad ironic considering that in all his time on Star Trek I don't think Kirk ever actually experienced weightlessness. The artificial gravity always seemed to work, no matter how many other other ships systems broke down....
 
2021-10-13 6:54:34 PM  

Wanebo: Now the question is "Did Bill really perceive that he was weightless?"

/dude was stuck at that window by his seat and looked kinda freaked when he had to fold up the selfie stick so he had two hands to hang on with


I mean he's a slightly overweight 90 year old. how would you expect him to react.
 
2021-10-13 7:03:57 PM  

khitsicker: Wanebo: Now the question is "Did Bill really perceive that he was weightless?"

/dude was stuck at that window by his seat and looked kinda freaked when he had to fold up the selfie stick so he had two hands to hang on with

I mean he's a slightly overweight 90 year old. how would you expect him to react.


Maybe hold on but float up a bit?

Honestly I have to say I might have had the same reaction just wanting to be directly in the window looking out at the earth too.
 
2021-10-13 7:06:52 PM  
I really enjoyed his post landing talk with JB, not the JB parts though.
Thought it was cool he was still dumbstruck while the others were popping corks.
 
2021-10-13 7:09:56 PM  

dammit just give me a login: I really enjoyed his post landing talk with JB, not the JB parts though.
Thought it was cool he was still dumbstruck while the others were popping corks.


agreed they should of just let him talk. I think though in a couple of days after he's had time to really absorb the experience he will put out a statement or do some talk shows. The overview effect is real.

It's a real shame he didn't get to share this experience with Nimoy
 
2021-10-13 7:14:46 PM  
I think he's having a spiritual experience. Not religious, spiritual. Now seeing this I'm more sure of it.

/IMHO
 
2021-10-13 8:42:01 PM  
I watched it live. Shatner spoke like a man transformed by what he experienced.

It was genuine, and very moving.  No acting there at all.
 
2021-10-13 8:51:23 PM  

markie_farkie: I watched it live. Shatner spoke like a man transformed by what he experienced.

It was genuine, and very moving.  No acting there at all.


Wait... when did he act?
 
2021-10-13 9:06:18 PM  

markie_farkie: I watched it live. Shatner spoke like a man transformed by what he experienced.

It was genuine, and very moving.  No acting there at all.


Damn, did not expect William Shatner to make me tear up today, that was incredibly profound and he is obviously overwhelmed.

Video starts at his reaction

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2021-10-13 10:24:25 PM  
Shatner going into space is the most Shatner thing ever.  Bezos listening to him was the second most Shatner thing ever.  You just listen to him.  You don't ignore Shatner.  You just listen to him.
 
2021-10-13 10:28:38 PM  
Very happy he was able to experience this. No matter what you think of Bezos,, he did a good thing gifting Shatner this trip.

If I was financially able, I think it would be good to gift those I admired growing up.
 
2021-10-13 10:34:07 PM  
No green women?


I'm done!
 
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2021-10-13 10:34:33 PM  

Lighting: markie_farkie: I watched it live. Shatner spoke like a man transformed by what he experienced.

It was genuine, and very moving.  No acting there at all.

Damn, did not expect William Shatner to make me tear up today, that was incredibly profound and he is obviously overwhelmed.

Video starts at his reaction

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I can snark off about Bezos and his idiocies in the space competition, but I'm not going to dismiss William Shatner's reaction to leaving the comfort of Earth's atmosphere.

I agree that everyone needs to experience leaving Earth's blanket, but I would further add that many need to experience the trip around the moon that SpaceX is building toward.  Especially those in power or soon to be in power.  That Overview Effect is especially powerful on the human psyche.
 
2021-10-13 10:45:28 PM  
He looked more impressed with the view, than the novelty of a few minutes of weightlessness.
 
2021-10-13 10:57:17 PM  

recondite cetacean: Shatner going into space is the most Shatner thing ever.  Bezos listening to him was the second most Shatner thing ever.  You just listen to him.  You don't ignore Shatner.  You just listen to him.


I was driving and listened to it live, and was more annoyed by the rich assholes celebrating doing shiat that only they could afford to do while he was trying to say something profound. The audio is better on this, but it was pure fratbro slapping asses on the live feed.
 
2021-10-13 11:05:05 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: He looked more impressed with the view, than the novelty of a few minutes of weightlessness.


As mentioned in the thread there is something called the "Overview Effect" that astronauts have reported for decades. Essentially our little monkey brains break a little when we see Earth against the blackness of space for real. It gives perspective on how we really are just a tiny little blue dot in a sea of darkness. It changes lives. 

The thing I liked about what Shatner said was "everyone should see this". He's right. The more people that experience it the better. Maybe we should arrange a few trips for all the world and national leaders to give them real perspective on the world.
 
2021-10-13 11:06:09 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: A tad ironic considering that in all his time on Star Trek I don't think Kirk ever actually experienced weightlessness. The artificial gravity always seemed to work, no matter how many other other ships systems broke down....


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2021-10-13 11:09:02 PM  

Wanebo: khitsicker: Wanebo: Now the question is "Did Bill really perceive that he was weightless?"

/dude was stuck at that window by his seat and looked kinda freaked when he had to fold up the selfie stick so he had two hands to hang on with

I mean he's a slightly overweight 90 year old. how would you expect him to react.

Maybe hold on but float up a bit?

Honestly I have to say I might have had the same reaction just wanting to be directly in the window looking out at the earth too.


That was Shatner having an epiphany.
 
2021-10-13 11:09:50 PM  
They said he was in tears trying to explain how it felt
 
2021-10-13 11:34:26 PM  
I probably would too if I got that high.

Imagine this in Shatners halting voice...

66 miles high....
and when I touched down...
I found that it's stranger than known
 
2021-10-13 11:46:02 PM  
map the audio over a porn 3some
 
2021-10-13 11:54:03 PM  
That guy looks amazing for ninety.  By the time most people hit ninety, they're dead. Nichelle Nichols is only a few years behind him, and she's suffering heavily from dementia.  And here's William Shatner at ninety, Shatnering along without a care in the world and getting to ride onboard an actual spacecraft.
 
2021-10-14 12:02:49 AM  
Remember the Deadwood episode where the whole town is stunned and amazed at the sight of....

a bicycle?

People are going to ask, and indeed might already be asking:

"Who is this Shatner guy and why is going to space such a big deal all of a sudden?"

If things go as I hope they will, we will be stopping this celebrity thing in short order. We will be sending grizzled workmen to go to space and do a job.

Bicycles for everyone! Can you imagine?
 
2021-10-14 12:04:41 AM  

markie_farkie: I watched it live. Shatner spoke like a man transformed by what he experienced.

It was genuine, and very moving.  No acting there at all.


I find it inspiring that someone can have a transformative experience at all at 90 years old. At least not one that doesn't involve shuffling off mortality.
 
2021-10-14 12:05:26 AM  
Just hearing the way he kept repeating the word "weeeightlessness," like it was something he had been seeking his entire life and didn't even know it until just that moment...that was awesome. He clearly was awestruck and positively inspired by the experience, and after watching that I'm really glad that he got the opportunity.
 
2021-10-14 12:33:47 AM  

markie_farkie: I watched it live. Shatner spoke like a man transformed by what he experienced.

It was genuine, and very moving.  No acting there at all.


Meanwhile:  Hey, I want to hear this, but someone first hand me some CHAMPAIGN!!!!

I was genuinely moved by Shatner's reaction.  Seeing it in the moments after landing was more moving than hearing any astronaut or pilot describe the same sense of profound transformation months or years after the fact.

Seeing the rest of the party crew there was a slap in the face reminder this was a PR stunt for a billionaire's floundering rocket company.
 
2021-10-14 2:04:34 AM  

phimuskapsi: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: He looked more impressed with the view, than the novelty of a few minutes of weightlessness.

As mentioned in the thread there is something called the "Overview Effect" that astronauts have reported for decades. Essentially our little monkey brains break a little when we see Earth against the blackness of space for real. It gives perspective on how we really are just a tiny little blue dot in a sea of darkness. It changes lives.


Ah, the Total Perpsective Vortex Mk. I.
 
2021-10-14 2:11:04 AM  
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2021-10-14 3:52:21 AM  
The mission would have been better if James Spader joined him at the end with a cigar and a cognac
 
2021-10-14 4:18:49 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: That guy looks amazing for ninety.  By the time most people hit ninety, they're dead. Nichelle Nichols is only a few years behind him, and she's suffering heavily from dementia.  And here's William Shatner at ninety, Shatnering along without a care in the world and getting to ride onboard an actual spacecraft.


James Cromwell is 81 but looks 101.
 
2021-10-14 6:43:52 AM  
By Shatner's Floating Ass... that was good.
 
2021-10-14 7:13:02 AM  
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2021-10-14 8:06:16 AM  
I just want to hear him say...

"Captain's Log, star-date October 13, 2021...."
 
2021-10-14 8:10:40 AM  
Couple days later NASA gets it's first official alien radio signal from outer space demanding child support payments against a one James T. Kirk.
 
2021-10-14 10:55:12 AM  
At least there were no redshirts on that mission...could have gotten messy.
 
2021-10-14 11:13:24 AM  
"wow"

No kidding Shat.  No kidding.
 
2021-10-14 12:00:38 PM  

phimuskapsi: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: He looked more impressed with the view, than the novelty of a few minutes of weightlessness.

As mentioned in the thread there is something called the "Overview Effect" that astronauts have reported for decades. Essentially our little monkey brains break a little when we see Earth against the blackness of space for real. It gives perspective on how we really are just a tiny little blue dot in a sea of darkness. It changes lives. 

The thing I liked about what Shatner said was "everyone should see this". He's right. The more people that experience it the better. Maybe we should arrange a few trips for all the world and national leaders to give them real perspective on the world.


If it's just the view, we can save a lot of money by doing it in VR.
 
2021-10-14 12:39:27 PM  

Malenfant: If it's just the view, we can save a lot of money by doing it in VR.


It's not just the view. It's experiencing the sheer thinness of the atmosphere before entering space and death.
 
2021-10-14 2:02:35 PM  
Humble for the first time in his life.
Glad he had the opportunity

Now send up 4 flat earthers
 
2021-10-14 2:05:45 PM  
William Shatner Reacts To Seeing Earth From Space: 'It's So Fragile'
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Shatner on the Today show
 
2021-10-14 2:07:44 PM  

fat boy: Humble for the first time in his life.
Glad he had the opportunity

Now send up 4 flat earthers


I keep thinking that they'll say that the window is actually a monitor playing a video and smash it. Hilarity will ensue.
 
2021-10-14 3:04:53 PM  

Picklehead: I think he's having a spiritual experience. Not religious, spiritual. Now seeing this I'm more sure of it.

/IMHO


He is 90 years old, when he was a boy V8 engines were a new thing. He starred on a sci-fi TV show about traveling through space that was on the air prior to the first Apollo crew flights. In 1966 there were only a handful of elite astronauts that had been in orbit.

To then get the chance to go into space, at 90, and experience it first hand?

Yeah, I would say he is having a spiritual experience.

CSB, I got the opportunity to meet Bill Shatner and hang out with him a while in Key West about 20 years ago. He did a cameo performance a friend of mine was producing at the time and I got to hang out back stage with him before the show. He is a funny dude. He does not take himself seriously while at the same time acts the arrogant ass for laughs. He was charming, witty, engaging and just fun to be around. He performance that night was excellent as well.
 
2021-10-14 3:11:37 PM  

Someone Else's Alt: Yeah, I would say he is having a spiritual experience.


I think this is one of the few things where age doesn't really play a role in the experience. 

Malenfant: If it's just the view, we can save a lot of money by doing it in VR.


I would imagine you need the sensation and realization that you are no longer on Earth. Somewhere you have literally spent every second of your existence. To leave that, to know that the endless void is right there, I wish I could experience it. I'm sure I would experience the same transcendentalism that Shatner did.
 
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