William Shatner believes that aliens exist, and is puzzled as to why they haven’t yet communicated with humanity.
Shatner’s recently launched series, William Shatner’s Weird or What? addresses such topics, trying to “explain the unexplainable.”
“There is no doubt that there is life out there,” said Shatner. “The mathematics of it leads you to that absolute conclusion. In my mind, there is no doubt that the universe teems — teems! — with life in all its forms. But why they would come visit here and not let themselves be known to everybody is beyond my sense of logic.
“Why would you fly the years or millenniums (it would take) to (get here)? Why wouldn’t they just land and say, ‘Here we are, we’re tired, got any ice cream?'”
Although Shatner believes that aliens exist, he considers himself to be a rational person. He explained what superstition was and what makes someone engage in it. “Superstition is … a figment of some need or neurosis, and everybody has them,” he said. “And when all else fails, you throw salt over your shoulder, or walk under a ladder, but the fact of the matter is that (when) things happen, forces of nature are in control, and there is always some resolution to two opposing forces. And that resolution is the action that takes place, and it doesn’t have anything to do with superstition. But because there is so much we don’t know, this is the weird part of the what; we tend to ascribe metaphysical things to it.”
William Shatner’s Weird or What? debuted last week on Canada’s History Television.