William Shatner Decries Narrative of His Space Trip: ‘I Don’t Want to be Known as the Oldest Guy … I’m Bloody Captain Kirk!’

William Shatner addressed his upcoming trip to outer space while speaking at New York Comic Con on Thursday night.

Shatner, who portrayed Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series, told the crowd that he had the idea to go to outer space after his friend and producer Jason Ehrlich suggested it about a year and a half ago.

“Jason, for God sakes, nobody cares about Captain Kirk going up into space — it was 55 years ago — my God man — I’m doing um, hum, uh — well maybe I should go up into space,” Shatner recalled the conversation going, joking that he didn’t have much going on at the time.

He admitted to hoping he would be on the
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