‘Jeopardy!’ Host Mayim Bialik Congratulates William Shatner with Epic Throwback Video

by Samantha Whidden

Just a couple of hours after William Shatner went up to space, Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik took to Twitter to share a special tribute to the Star Trek star after his space adventure.

“Talk about foreshadowing! And a rocket man you are, @WilliamShatner!” Mayim Bialik tweeted. “Congrats on your historic journey to space today!!!!” The post featured a 10-second clip of William Shatner’s well-known performance of Elton John’s hit classic single, Rocket Man.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Bialik previously revealed that she has been a longtime Star Trek fan. The former Big Bang Theory star stated that she is a huge fan of William Shatner’s iconic character Captain Kirk. 

“I went and saw The Wrath of Khan when I was a very young child,” Bialik recalled and mentioned William Shatner’s role in the film. “The scene where they put the thing in his ear scared me so much that my brother and I had to go to a payphone in the lobby of the movie theater and call my parents to come and pick me up.”

Bialik admitted that this was the most “potent” Star Trek memory that was just sheer terror. 

William Shatner Experience Space For the First Time Ever

According to USA Today, William Shatner and three others were launched into space while inside a Blue Origin rocket. The 90-year-old actor stated in a pre-recorded video that he was going up into space and he didn’t know how many people can actually say that. “There’s a great deal of curiosity and this fictional character, Captain Kirk, going into space. So let’s go along with it and enjoy the ride.”

The launch was originally scheduled for Tuesday (October 12th). However, it was delayed to Wednesday (October 13th) due to high winds. Following his arrival back down to Earth, William Shatner took to Twitter to declare, “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.”

Blue Origin also shared a video of William Shatner and other crew members enjoying the amazing view of Earth. “This was the voyage of the RSS First Step today. Its mission: encounter Earth from incredible views at apogee.”

The company then posted a video of William Shatner’s rocket descending to the ground.  “Another safe landing in the West Texas desert. What a day, congrats to the crew of #NS18.

William Shatner also spoke to CBS about the incredible experience and state it was so moving for him. “This experience is something unbelievable. I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened. It’s extraordinary. I hope I never recover from this. I hope that I can maintain what I feel now and I don’t want to lose it.”