William Shatner's Late-1970s Rebirth Of Elton John'S Rocketman Is Getting New Life After He Blasted Into Space
And I think its going to be a long, long time may be William Shatnerll be the first person to venture into space (at age 90) after his (for all practical purposes) lifelong run as Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame. William Shatner actually made good on his reputation by blasting into space (for real) on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos anatomically-shaped rocket on this fine Wednesday morning. The pop-culture institution and three other passengers finally arrived on the New Shepard vessel, in which they glided into the very edge of space before settling safely on planet Earth.
After Shatners return to civilization, CNN reports that he became very emotional after his sub-orbital journey (which included a few minutes of weightlessness). What you have given me is the most profound experience I can imagine, he told Jeff Bezos. And it appears Shatner fans are feeling the same way. Shatner's late 1970s Saturn Awards rendition of Elton John'' "Rocketman" has gone viral. The clip, which is still funny and bizarre as ever, features a smoking, tuxedo-adorned Shatner doing the spoken-word thing, even though there are multiple versions of him. Is this possible? Probably not. But, what about Dancing? For sure.
The clip began to circulate during blast-off time, and for good reason.
William Shatner is now a member of the American Civilization.