The Overview Effect – William Shatner's Words After Returning from Space
"You have to work on it because not only is it different than what you thought, it happens so quickly. You know what my the impression I have that I never expected to have is you're shooting up and it's [blue] sky". I mean, you know the little things weightlessness to see the blue color just. "Shatner:"But you're going 2,000 miles an hour, so you're through 50 miles at whatever the mathematics [says] you know, like a beat and a beat and suddenly you're through the blue! And you're into black! And you're into you know it's 'Ahhh, it's mysterious and galaxies and things' But what you see is BLACK. And what you see down there is LIGHT. And that's the difference! "*Grabs Jeff's shoulders*: "You have done something I mean, whatever those other guys are doing what isn't they don't I don't know about them What you have given me, is the most profound experience " *begins choking up* " I could imagine. You know, we were talking earlier before going 'well, you know it's going to be different yeah!' And whatever that phrase you have that you have a different view of things that doesn't BEGIN to to explain to describe what what a prof what, for me, and ever. We're lying there and I'm thinking one delay after another delay and I'm thinking, 'How do I feel?' And I'm thinking, 'Ah, I'm a little jittery here' And we moved the [page] 'Oooh! There's something in the engine There's an anomaly in the engine!' They found an anomaly in the engine!" Jeff and Shatner laugh and Shatner goes on, "'We're going to hold a little longer' - 'Oh, you're going to hold a little longer?!' And I feel this you know, the stomach, the biome inside and I think 'okay, I'm thinking I'm a little nervous here,' another delay, 'I'm a little more nervous!' and then the thing starts. You know, it's like being in battle together really and there is this bonding of being in battle.