William Shatner visited space Wednesday in a brief trip he called “the most profound experience I can imagine.”
But it seems Shatner’s post-flight demeanor varied wildly from the expectations of Bezos, whose first instinct was not to join Shatner in a somber reflection on the significance of space ― but to cut him off mid-thought so he could drench some wealthy people in Champagne:
“Give me a Champagne bottle, c’mere. I want one,” Bezos says in a video of the moment, gesturing to a woman on the periphery who gamely brings one over.
“I want to hear this,” he adds while talking over Shatner, before offering him the open bottle: “Here, you want a little of this?”
Shatner scratches his head and gazes at the ground, declining Bezos’ offer. Bezos then gives the bottle a hearty shake and proceeds to spray it all over amid celebratory screams.
(Bezos did give Shatner plenty of time to share his thoughts shortly afterward.)
The moment struck a chord on Twitter: