George Takei calls William Shatner an 'unfit guinea pig', fans say he is 'jealous'

William Shatner's 'Star Trek' co-star, George Takei dismissed his flight on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin capsule calling him 'not the fittest specimen'


                            George Takei calls William Shatner an 'unfit guinea pig', fans say he is 'jealous'
George Takei mocked William Shatner after the latter's space flight (Kevin WinterGetty Images, Twitter @piersmorgan)
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Willliam Shatner aka Captain Kirk blasted off into space in Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket and became the oldest person in space at 90. The unprecedented trip in the rocket named New Shepard took place at 9:30 am ET on Wednesday, October 13. Shatner's 'Star Trek' co-star, George Takei, 84, however, didn't seem to be impressed by his 'iconic feat'. Takei dismissed Shatner’s flight on Bezos’ Blue Origin capsule and described him as "not the fittest specimen."

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"He’s boldly going where other people have gone before, " Takei said. He further added, "He’s a guinea pig, 90 years old and it’s important to find out what happens. So 90 years old is going to show a great deal more on the wear and tear on the human body, so he’ll be a good specimen to study. Although he’s not the fittest specimen of 90 years old, so he’ll be a specimen that’s unfit!"

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George Takei (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for PFLAG)

Over the span of about 10 minutes,  Shatner and crewmates took off atop a hydrogen-fueled rocket, climbed to the edge of space more than 62 miles up and enjoyed three to four minutes of weightlessness, before plunging back to a gentle parachute-assisted touchdown. "It was so moving to me. This experience is something unbelievable," Shatner said after the landing. He also added that Bezos gave him the most profound experience he could imagine. "I'm so filled with emotion about what just happened ... it's extraordinary," he said.

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William Shatner (Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ReedPop)

'Is George Takei a jealous bitch?'

Fans basted George Takei for calling Shatner an 'unfit guinea pig'. One person tweeted, "If it weren’t for William Shatner, would anyone know of George Takei?" Another wrote, "It is a little sad that after all these years Takei still can’t let go of grudges. I mean they’re 84 and 90! Time to move past that shit." One tweet read, "Shatner is known for a long and successful showbusiness career. Takei is known for 2 things; a minor role on Star Trek and being a bitchy queen." Another person said, "So is George Takei a jealous bitch?" One tweet read, "Being salty at the fact that he isn't as cool as William Shatner is literally the story of George Takei's life." Another person said, "Takei is just jealous & crying, like a teenage girl who wanted a certain boy to ask her to the prom but instead he asked a prettier, smarter girl with a better sense of humor. Cry us a river Georgie."

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