Speaking at a Toronto press conference, Canadian Kirk, er Shatner, was hawking a mobile phone which is made in Montreal by Rogers Wireless. It allows people to have a video conference just like they did in Trek. Although to be fair to the show, they were often making video conferences to the Enterprise while it was in orbit.
Coincidently the ashes of the actor who played Scotty are soon to be launched into orbit , so we doubt he will be answering.
Shatner said that felt the phone 'exceeds the imagination of Star Trek' although he admitted that could barely respond to seeing himself on this mobile screen. Kirk is a great fan of technology. He once admitted to the INQ that he was always trying to find out how things work.
When the plumber came to his house, for example, he wanted to know how the loo worked, who invented it and what gave him the idea? µ
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