William Shatner Tells 'Star Trek'-Themed Cruise to End Dolphin Swims

William Shatner Tells 'Star Trek'-Themed Cruise to End Dolphin Swims

William Shatner Tells 'Star Trek'-Themed Cruise to End Dolphin Swims

"Shatner then invoked the Prime Directive, saying that exploiting any species for profit goes against Captain Kirk's duty "'to explore unusual new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations' in order to advance and diversity our own". "The exploitation of any species for profit and entertainment would have violated the Prime Directive", he added.

The next Star Trek: The Cruise sets sail in January 2018, stopping in Belize, Honduras, and Mexico.

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Captain Kirk is not happy with Norwegian's Star Trek cruise. In captivity, they're confined to pitiful, barren makeshift lagoons, often after being captured from the wild and torn away from their families in violent ways or after being bred into captivity for profit.

PETA on Thursday released a letter to Norwegian Cruise Line in which Shatner, who hosted an earlier Star Trek cruise on the Norwegian Jade, asked the shipping company to end Trekkies boldly swimming with dolphins. The actor went on to explain that "all galaxies" are uniting together against marine mammal captivity, with there being "no justification" for causing animals to suffer in the name of entertainment. "Even back then, we knew we were creating something really special, and to have The Wrath of Khan back on the big screen 35 years later is a wonderful testament both to the film itself and to the incredible passion of Star Trek fans", Shatner said.

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