Star Trek star William Shatner handed a monologue out of the world to Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos after returning to Earth from a 10-minute flight on the company’s rocket.
In his speech, which touched every corner of the galaxy and beyond, Shatner, 90, figured out everything from how delicate the air on Earth was to his own death, and even heard a few unwanted business tips. Bezos is all about turning everything into a virtual reality experience.
“Everyone in the world should do that!” Shatner said with tears to the second richest man in the world, while the rest celebrated champagne in the background.
“To see the moon coming and whipping – now you’re looking at the darkness,” he said.
“The blue blanket, this blanket, this blue comfort around us. We think, ‘Oh, this is the blue sky,’ and all of a sudden you shoot and whip the sheet, and you’re in the dark, black you look at nothing.
“If you look down, there’s your sky, there’s black – up. There’s Mother Earth and comfort, and there’s – death? I don’t know. Is death like that?” He asked.
“It was very impressive. It’s an experience, it’s incredible.”
The strangeness of the zero gravitational force was one, Shatner said, but he was particularly impressed by the beauty of the sky, which reflected the Earth’s atmosphere.
“It’s very thin and you’ll experience it,” he said of Bezos. “How thick? A mile?”
After a while, Bezos replied, “Atmosphere? It depends on how you measure it. Maybe 50 miles. ”
“But you walk 2,000 miles an hour,” Shatner said. “Suddenly you turn blue and turn black. It’s mysterious, galaxies and things – but what you see is black. And what you see there is light, that’s the difference.”
Shatner suddenly turned to Bezos and grabbed him by the shoulder.
“You did something – I mean, what other kids do, I don’t know about them – you gave it to me – the deepest experience I can imagine. I’m full of emotions about what happened.”
“I hope I can never get rid of it. I hope I can keep what I feel right now. I never want to lose it. It’s so much bigger than me and life, and nothing with her little green hand or blue ball.” not related.
“It has nothing to do with it. It has to do with glory, speed and sudden life and death,” he said as he wiped the tears from his face.
Bezos pointed to Shatner’s monologue “It’s so beautiful”.
Tireless Shatner said he had to talk about the “weakness” of our planet.
“This air makes us alive. It’s very thin. It’s thinner than your skin. It’s a hat. If you think about it from the point of view of the universe, it’s immeasurably small,” he continued. “This air is not on Mars.”
“It’s advertising now,” Shatner said.
“It would be very important for everyone to have such an experience. Maybe you could put it in 3D and wear glasses,” Shatner said with a laugh.
Smiling Bezos said, “Yes.”
“I mean, it’s definitely a technical opportunity,” Shatner said.
However, he admitted, it won’t be a complete experience because users won’t feel the nerves that can kill him along the way.
Social media was quick to marvel at Shatner’s remarks, with some calling them poetic, while others joked that he might have been stoned.
“William Shatner was the oldest person to give a 5-minute monologue to Jeff Bezos” he said.
“Shatner wasn’t that high the first time,” TWA2Jenny said wrote.
“WILLIAM SHATNER speaks so loudly in space that he says he can’t just kiss JEFF, I can’t tell,” @EmmaTolkin he said.
Others said they were impressed by the 90-year-old astronaut and his ability to quickly rework his unique experience.