Star Trek star and NDG original William Shatner was hilariously amazed about being in space on the Blue Origin flight on October 13.
The actor, known to many as Captain James Tiberius Kirk, was the oldest person to ever fly in space, according to reports.
"No description can equal this," said an amazed Shatner, looking at the Earth from space.
Seemingly speechless, Shatner was only able to say "oh wow" or "oh my God" as he was floating weightless in the vast beyond.
And really, can you blame him?
In a Twitter post apparently scheduled to go live during his flight, Shatner wrote, "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now & then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
William Shatner is set to launch into space on Wednesday and, this time, it's not the set of Star Trek — it's real life. But did you know Shatner's journey from infancy to outer space actually started in Montreal?
In an interview with Professionally Speaking, the Ontario College of Teachers' magazine, Shatner is quoted as saying, "The Montreal Children's Theatre probably had a bigger influence on my life than any educational facility, other than McGill University."
"I wrote, directed and acted in McGill's Red and White Review three out of my four years at university. That was my education really," Shatner is quoted as saying in the Professionally Speaking article.
After finishing his undergrad at McGill, Shatner became a business manager for a Montreal theatre company called Mountain Playhouse before joining the Canadian National Repertory Theatre in Ottawa, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia.
From there, Shatner started acting at Stratford Festival, then on Broadway, and then on television where he gained notoriety as Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk.
From the streets of NDG to countless TV screens to Canada's Walk Of Fame, Shatner carries a piece of Montreal with him. And, on October 13 at 10 a.m., that little piece of Montreal is set to be "beamed up" into outer space.
"Montreal’s rich vein of creative talent will be a valuable asset," said Christoph Hartmann, vice president of Amazon Games, in a press release. "Our new Montreal studio shares our commitment to creating best-in-class online games, and brings with them a wealth of knowledge and passion for building deep, community-focused multiplayer experiences."
While Amazon might not be known for developing video games, the company has dipped its toes into the industry with projects such as the upcoming MMO New World and Pac-Man Live Studio.
With plenty of new, unannounced games in the works, Amazon says that "the Montreal studio expands [its] commitment to developing games that offer bold new play experiences and foster community inside and outside of the games themselves."
While French and English bilingualism is preferred, it isn't listed as a requirement.
In both locations, you'll be sorting, scanning and stacking packages as well as operating powered industrial equipment.
You may also get customer orders ready for delivery and use technology like scanners, computers and handheld printers.
Keep in mind that you'll need to be able to lift up to 49 pounds as well as stand, walk, push, pull, squat, bend and reach during long shifts.
Ideally, you should be physically fit as well as decent with machinery and technology.
You also must be able to handle noise and warm temperatures.
The job listing notes the various safety practices the company is taking. For instance, Amazon will give you protective gear, temperature checks are being conducted on-site and social distancing is in effect.
Though CBC reported on health concerns in Canadian Amazon warehouses last year, Amazon said in a recent press release that it "prioritizes the safety and health of its employees," and has invested more than $961 million in safety measures and equipment.
The open positions in Longueuil are part-time while the positions in Lachine are full-time.
Seasonal Warehouse Associate
Salary: $16 per hour (+$0.50 night shift premium)
Why You Should Apply: It pays about $3 more per hour than minimum wage and will keep you physically active. If you're in need of a job but lack experience or French language skills, this could be a good fit for you!
These will be the first three delivery stations in the province, and one of the sortation centres will be the largest in Quebec — at 520,000 square feet, it'll be equivalent to more than five CFL football fields.