The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise was formally inactivated tonight. Her former captain, William Shatner, had planned to attend, but cancelled at the last minute:
A publicist for William Shatner told The Virginian-Pilot on Thursday night that the man who played Capt. James T. Kirk in the original "Star Trek" television series was forced to abandon plans to attend the iconic ship's inactivation ceremony Saturday. Shatner had announced on Twitter this week that he would attend the ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station.
"Initially he was going, then he had to rework his schedule," said Cherry Hepburn, Shatner's publicist.
It must have been too painful for him.