William Shatner Believes There Are Life Forms On Mars

Set phasers to stunned! Captain Kirk is not happy you’re ignoring Mars.

Actor William Shatner explored space for years on “Star Trek,” and he tells The Huffington Post he’s surprised that the discovery of water on Mars isn’t getting the respect it deserves because it means life exists beyond our planet.

“This discovery is really the discovery of life other than on Earth,” says Shatner. “We have now discovered, although not literally, water is the origin of life, and we’ve found water, so there are life forms on Mars, and therefore other places. It’s the destruction of the uniqueness of the Earth and Biblical passages which say we’re the only ones around. I mean, it is an enormous discovery, and I don’t think it’s been treated with the proper respect.”

Shatner also adds that “people alive today will see the advent of high water in the oceans,” which he says will be “inconvenient for half the world living on the seashore, and nobody wants to look at that.” 

“They’re burying their heads on that piece of information the same way finding water on Mars is being buried,” says Shatner.

The captain has spoken.

In addition to voicing his views on Mars, Shatner also opened up to HuffPost about his new movie, “A Christmas Horror Story,” which he calls “horribly entertaining,” his thoughts on actually traveling to space and whether he’s involved with the new “Star Trek” reboot.

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