What else should go on William Shatner’s gravestone?
There are hundreds of thousands of people who want to meet William Shatner, but whether due to time, distance, or money, will never get the chance. Though the actor does attend Star Trek conventions and makes himself available for photo ops and autographs, he only has so much time at those conventions. There’s no way he could get to everyone who wants to meet him, but one of his most recent projects shows promise for those who just want a conversation with the man who brought Captain James T. Kirk to life.
Shatner recently became a brand ambassador for Storyfile, which is an interactive storytelling app that will allow people hundreds of years in the future to have conversations with his AI. The nonagenarian said it was for his children and all of their children as well as their loved ones.
"That’s my gift to you down through time."
Where could Shatner turn up next?
Now Shatner came up with another idea for his AI that can’t take place until after he crosses over into the galaxy. In a conversation with The Guardian, the actor suggested that a 3D talking hologram of himself could be projected onto his gravestone, a fact which he finds incredible.
"“Isn’t that incredible? So it could be on my gravestone and people can ask it questions, and as long as the electronics work there will be some kind of permanence.”"
Can you imagine the people standing in line to have a conversation with Shatner’s hologram? Undoubtedly, there would have to be a time limit, or some fans might pull up a chair and make a day of it. Regardless, though, this could prevent fans with an opportunity they might not get otherwise.
But let’s hope this isn’t something that comes to fruition anytime soon. We’re perfectly fine with Shatner reaching the century mark or even following in the footsteps of that unnamed admiral who appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Encounter at Farpoint.”