Happy Birthday to the Man Who Helped Warp Us to the Final Frontier

Set your phasers to sing as today marks the birthday of William Shatner, the man who brought us one of pop culture’s most iconic science fiction characters.

While most recognized for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek: The Original Series and its prevailing movies, what many might not know is that Mr. Shatner also played a few unforgettable roles on another classic sci-fi series, The Twilight Zone.

One of his most memorable characters was Bob Wilson, the haunted passenger who was the only person to witness the Gremlin on the plane’s wing in the episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet". Mr. Shatner also played Nick Carter in the infamous episode “Nick of Time”, where a honeymooning couple stumbles upon a Mystic Seer machine that allows them to see into the future.

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In honor of the beloved U.S.S. Enterprise captain’s big day, here are 5 of Kirk’s more popular quotes:

“One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.”
-          Captain Kirk, Star Trek: The Original Series, "Dagger of the Mind"

“Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on.”
-          Captain Kirk, Star Trek: The Original Series, "A Taste of Armageddon"

"Everybody remember where we parked."
-          Captain Kirk, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

“I've already got a female to worry about. Her name is the Enterprise.
-          Captain Kirk, Star Trek: The Original Series, "The Corbomite Maneuver"

 “How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life.”
-          Captain Kirk, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan