'Star Trek's George Takei revives William Shatner feud, calling him 'unfit' guinea pig for space flight

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William Shatner and George Takei during Comedy Central's Roast of William Shatner Photo credit Jason Merritt/FilmMagic
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- George Takei still isn’t quite over the moon with his former “Star Trek” co-star William Shatner.

Takei didn’t have much nice to say about in a Page Six interview where he spoke about about Captain Kirk after he blasted into space Wednesday aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company.

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“He’s a guinea pig, 90 years old and it’s important to find out what happens,” Takei said. “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!”

Shatner and three others soared about 66 miles over Texas in the fully automated capsule before parachuting back after the 10-minute flight.

He called the flight “unlike anything they described.”

But from Takei’s eyes, he called Shatner's adventure “boldly going where other people have gone before.”

The feud has been ongoing for decades, with Takei claiming Shatner ignored him on set, among several other squabbles.

Shatner has returned fire himself, saying, “There must be something else inside George that is festering, and it makes him unhappy that he takes it out on me.”

Back in 2018, Shatner answered a question asking, “Do you wish George Takei was dead instead of Leonard Nimoy?”

He quipped back, “What a terrible question … yes … I’m kidding. That is all a joke,” before further walking back the joke.

Takei has said he almost skipped “Star Trek V” because of Shatner, was among the roasters at Comedy Central “Roast of William Shatner” back in 2006 and has been very open about his feelings on Shatner on the talk show circuit.

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