Star Trek: The Original Series star William Shatner turns 90 years old today. With a 70-year career in show business to his name, including his iconic Star Trek role as Captain James T Kirk of the USS Enterprise, Shatner has a legion of fans and friends in the industry. Those fans and friends are heading to Twitter to celebrate the actor's birthday, sharing photos and memories and well wishes. They've even gotten William Shatner's name trending as the actor officially becomes a nonagenarian. Keep reading to see some of what folks are saying about William Shatner on his 90th birthday.
Shatner will celebrate his birthday in a few months by participating in a two-day event at the Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour site in Ticonderoga, New York. The exhibit is well known to Star Trek fans for its replica of the bridge set where Shatner sat as Kirk in Star Trek. The two-day event begins on July 23rd, with the COVID-19 mask and social distancing rules still in effect. The Star Trek: The Original Series: Set Tour website has additional information.
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Welcome to club 90 @WilliamShatner. I hope it’s a wonderful day.— Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) March 22, 2021
Happy Birthday to that great trio. William Shatner, Michael Westmore and Stephen Sondheim!— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) March 22, 2021
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The imitable @WilliamShatner just completed his 90th trip around the Sun.
That’s 52,600,000,000 miles — a distance that Warp Factor 1 gets you in about three days.
Happy Birthday! pic.twitter.com/U8AytgvsTs— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 22, 2021
Happy 90th Birthday to the great @WilliamShatner! Thanks for not making fun of me 30 years ago on the set of Universal Studios’ “Star Trek Screen Test Adventure”, one of my earliest directing jobs. It would’ve been so easy. (Wait, ARE you making fun of me in this photo?) pic.twitter.com/YUXn2JCNjT— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) March 22, 2021