Space...the final frontier!
It might not be the starship Enterprise, but Captain Kirk is REALLY headed to space! Back in the 1966, William Shatner took on a role as the dashing young Captain Kirk on what at the time was described as "Wagon Train" in space. Remember, the original Star Trek lasted only three seasons and was often not pulling in a lot of ratings. Of course, we all know what happened next...fans would start going to conventions, eventually, 50 years later, there are too many Trek movies, series, books, comics to even count.
When Shatner goes up in Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin next week (blasting off from Texas), not only will he fulfill the fantasies of millions of Trekies around the world...at 90 years old, he'll also become the oldest person even to go into space!