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Beam me upstate? Shatner visits NY Star Trek set replica

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(5 May 2018) BEAM ME UPSTATE? SHATNER VISITS NY STAR TREK SET REPLICA It's like William Shatner got stuck in a Star Trek time warp.    The 87-year-old actor visited a doppelganger of the original Starship Enterprise set in upstate New York for a fans' weekend on Friday (MAY 4).  He wore a dark jacket this time instead of his gold Capt. James T. Kirk shirt, but the command chair was still comfortable and the blinking lights of the bridge were just as he remembered them.    "This set is exactly the way it was 50-odd years ago," Shatner said. "And it's like it's coming back to a house you might have been born in and you look around and it's like, 'Wow! It's bigger and smaller than I remember. And yet it's the same.'"    Shatner said the set reminded him of both the emotional moments and the laughs, like when crew members would forget to open the sliding doors as he approached.    "I'd crash into the door," he said with a laugh. "And then I began to learn to make my own 'whhhoshhh' sound as I went out the door."    The "Captain on the Bridge" weekend runs Friday and Saturday at a tourist attraction boasting replicas of the original series' bridge, transporter room, sick bay and other sets. Tickets ranged as high as $1,500 for a chance to ask Shatner questions on the bridge, though "red shirt" tickets were $85. The attraction's website made clear "Mr. Shatner is NOT leading tours!"    Finding a Star Trek set built at the site of an old dollar store near the Vermont border seems highly illogical, but it was a labor of love for local resident James Cawley. The professional Elvis impersonator began the years-long process of building the sets in 1997 after inheriting a copy of the original Enterprise blueprints from a costume designer on the original show.    At first, Cawley and his crew used the sets to make a series of Star Trek fan films. Now the sets are a tourist attraction.    Dozens of fans waited outside Friday to greet Shatner, whose TV show went off the air almost 50 years ago. Many, like Glenn Coker of Catskill, New York, wore Star Trek uniforms. They said it was still a thrill to see Shatner.    "I'm a sci-fi person. Transporters beam me up. All the different things. Phasers," said Coker, who wore a Capt. Kirk shirt. "Plus, Kirk always got the girl." Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/14f2fd18e035902ad16e73cf02c5b4ae
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Text Comments (23)
Sander Tel (3 days ago)
Bill looks to have had a few too many fried turkey...
Kombiice (4 days ago)
owww
Chris Ridenhour (14 days ago)
I so want to goto this. Met Mr Shatner at an event last year and got a pic with him. I was holding a picture of me dressed as capt Kirk when I was 8. He thought it was great. Such a thrill.
Philflash (21 days ago)
Very cool!
Richard Zion (22 days ago)
Don,t hit the wrong chair button,like you did on the show!
Golden Frog (1 month ago)
Can we beam the Republican Party up to a Klingon Cruiser like the Tribbles??
Marcos Cabral (1 month ago)
William Shatner. The eternal captain James Tiberius Kirk.
Eran Mazor (1 month ago)
I can tell he is tired from promoting 55 year old show... although i admire him as the actore he was as a captain. It is still more watchable then the shit on netflix today.
Admiral Preparedness (2 months ago)
Now I know why I moved to New Hampshire!!!!
Joe Masters (3 months ago)
Meeting William Shatner is on my bucket list. 1:08 reminds me of the scene in Generations when Kirk first boarded the Enterprise B & the paparazzi was swarming all over him. XD
InformantNet (3 months ago)
This is what you get when an intern edits your video.
Sander Tel (3 months ago)
As Bill once used to say: Get a life ! No I get it...It is a wonderful thing to have this set build and displayed whereas the original most likely and sadly went into a dumpster somewhere...
PFC Thomas Blackhawk (4 months ago)
T. J. CAME ON AFTER J. T.
PFC Thomas Blackhawk (4 months ago)
Billy Someone yelled DOOR then the cord man Would pull
PFC Thomas Blackhawk (4 months ago)
54 years ago Billy
Tydeus (5 months ago)
All I thought throughout this is.. the wig looks really bad these days lol Still though, when did Kirk get the girls? was that a later series?
Daniel Britton (5 months ago)
He said he missed his old chair as Admiral. He is involved with so much. If it is not about him, it is the horse competition & breeding. Doberman breeding. His seminars about his life. Ticonderoga is a pilgrimage. You are instantly on the Enterprise. Sick bay & McCoy's lab are so awesome, it is rivaled only by the bridge. I met Nicelle, Walter, Eddie Pesky, Barbara luna, Charlie Brill, Lee Merriweather & her daughter. Saw the Batmobile & batboat. The Salt Eater, Gorn, & Nomad are there. Mr. Shatner does solo stuff all the time. He donated a large sum of money to the set recreation & got Patrick Stewart to donate so they are building sets from the Next Generation. How would you like to work there? William Shatner is Star Trek.
Schiller Memestar (11 months ago)
Bill Shatner.
Rod Sten333 (11 months ago)
Mr.Shatner your the best
Paul Medley (1 year ago)
This Is Super Awesome
theoriginalJo3l (1 year ago)
Sweet!
Graça Fonseca (1 year ago)
Como se sentiu ao sentar outra vez no comando
jade smith (1 year ago)
still watching it on the horror channel

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