Shatner In Space: Original Star Trek Captain’s Historic Flight Gets Prime Video Doc


If you missed William Shatner’s space flight when it happened live, you might be interested in watching this new documentary. Shatner in Space, a one-hour documentary special about Blue Origin’s space journey, will broadcast on Prime Video in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand on December 15. In early 2022, other territories will be able to stream the documentary.



Shatner personally announced the special during a virtual panel for CCXP Worlds on Sunday. The show will also provide viewers “an inside look at the before, during, and after of the historic expedition that saw him become the oldest person ever to travel to space,” according to the press release. Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries (who has since died in a plane crash), and Audrey Powers had accompanied the 90-year-old on the journey.


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“My time in space was the most profound experience I could have ever imagined,” Shatner said in a statement. “This special documenting my journey gives a dramatic view of that experience, and my hope is that it inspires the world to see we must go to space to save Earth.”


Shatner boarded Blue Origin’s New Shepard NS-18 as company owner Jeff Bezos, a Trekkie who organized the trip, closed the hatch. Shatner also said before going up, “I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now & then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”


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After William Shatner returned, the actor said, “I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened. It’s extraordinary, extraordinary. I hope I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it. It’s so much larger than me and life. What [Jeff Bezos has] given me is the most profound experience I can imagine. It hasn’t got anything to do with the little green men and the blue orb. It has to do with the enormity and the quickness and the suddenness of life and death.”


Shatner in Space will start streaming on Prime Video on Dec. 15.

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