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Why Did William Shatner Say ‘I Don’t Have Long to Live’ While Reflecting on the Legacy?

William Shatner, a famous actor, lives every day like it’s his last. As he prepares to release his documentary “You Can Call Me Bill,” the 91-year-old “Star Trek” captain talked about his own death.

“I’ve turned down many opportunities to do documentaries in the past. But I’m not going to live long, “In an interview with Variety, Shatner said.

“My time is limited, so that is a big factor, whether I die while I’m talking to you or 10 years from now. I’ve got grandchildren. This film is a way for me to stay in touch with people after I die.” In “You Can Call Me Bill,” Shatner gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at his life and career over the past 90 years.

When asked if he learned something about himself from the movie, he said, “I’m trying to find something I’ve never said before or find a way to say something I’ve said before in a different way so I can explore that truth further.”

“It’s sad that as people get older, they get wiser, but then they die with all that knowledge,” he told the media outlet.

 William Shatner

The Canadian actor also said, “There is no legacy,” and he doesn’t regret some of the things he’s done in his life, like not going to the funeral of his “Star Trek” co-star Leonard Nimoy.

Shatner said that people are forgotten after they die, but that “good deeds” are remembered.

“A few years ago, Leonard Nimoy died, and his funeral was on a Sunday. His death came out of the blue, and I had to go to Mar-a-Lago for a Red Cross fundraiser. I was one of the famous people who raised money. I kept my word and went to Mar-a-Lago instead of the funeral “Shatner told me.

He went on to explain why he didn’t go to Nimoy’s funeral and what made him decide to make his documentary.

“Many people ask about a legacy. There’s nothing left. People take down statues. Graveyards are ransacked. Headstones are being moved around. No one can recall anyone. Who remembers Cary Grant or Danny Kaye? They were really famous. But now that they are gone, no one cares. But good deeds will last forever. If you do something good, it will be remembered until the end of time. It’s because of the butterfly effect.”

Shatner, who is best known for playing James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” series, was criticised at the time for not going to the funeral of his co-star.

The actor from “The Defenders” doesn’t regret his choice, and he also said that he tries to stay out of bad news.

“Why care? I’m sure I did the right thing. So it doesn’t matter. We’re criticised every time we move. I don’t read that kind of thing. I try not to… take part in the bad things that are out there.”

William Shatner

Shatner also wrote a book last year called “Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder,” which came out a year before his documentary.

Shatner talked about his life and how the earth and the fragility of life are connected. In October 2021, he also wrote about his trip to space on Jeff Bezos‘s Blue Origin New Shepard.

The former “Star Trek” star made history by becoming the oldest person to go to space. But when he went on the adventure of a lifetime, Shatner said that it made him cry.

“When I got out of the spaceship, I was sobbing and crying, and I asked myself, “Why am I crying?” I’m in grief . . . I’m sad about the world now that I know more about what’s going on. I saw the beauty and destruction of the Earth “He went on.

“It’s going to disappear. Evolution may lose billions of years of progress. It is holy, it is sacred, it is life, and it is gone. It’s way too sad. We stupid f—-ing animals are ruining this beautiful place we call Earth. That doesn’t make you mad, does it? Do you not want to do something?”

Shatner has been in hit TV shows and movies for decades, including “T.J. Hooker,” “Boston Legal,” and the first “Star Trek” series and movies.

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