William Shatner is spotted wearing a face mask emblazoned with his own name and cartoon photo


EXCLUSIVE: He’s beaming! William Shatner is spotted wearing a face mask emblazoned with his own name and cartoon photo of his younger self on his 90th birthday weekend

  • Actor William Shatner was spotted by DailyMail.com on Saturday running errands near his home in the San Fernando Valley 
  • Shatner was seen wearing a face mask bearing his own name alongside a cartoon photo of his younger self
  • However, it appears the actor was wearing the face mask upside down 
  • The Star Trek icon with a lengthy and successful career turned 90 on Monday 
  • To celebrate, he revealed he’s creating an artificial intelligence-powered version of himself to ‘preserve his memory and legacy for generations to come’

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William Shatner has been spotted on the weekend of his 90th birthday wearing a face mask bearing his own name alongside a cartoon photo of his younger self. 

The Star Trek icon was spotted by DailyMail.com in his car as he ran errands with a female companion on Saturday afternoon near his home in the San Fernando Valley.

He wore a yellow mask with a photo of himself on it showing his big hair and giving a smoldering stare. His name ‘Shatner’ was on the mask – though it appears the actor wore it upside down. 

 Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the TV show from 1966 to 1969 and starred in several spinoff movies, turned 90 on Monday.

Actor William Shatner was spotted by DailyMail.com on Saturday running errands near his home int he San Fernando Valley

Actor William Shatner was spotted by DailyMail.com on Saturday running errands near his home int he San Fernando Valley

Shatner was seen wearing a face mask bearing his own name alongside a cartoon photo of his younger self

Shatner was seen wearing a face mask bearing his own name alongside a cartoon photo of his younger self

The Star Trek icon with a lengthy and successful career turned 90 on Monday

The Star Trek icon with a lengthy and successful career turned 90 on Monday

The Star Trek icon was spotted by DailyMail.com in his car as he ran errands with a female companion on Saturday afternoon near his home in the San Fernando Valley

The Star Trek icon was spotted by DailyMail.com in his car as he ran errands with a female companion on Saturday afternoon near his home in the San Fernando Valley

Shatner was in the driver's seat as he ran errands with a female companion

Shatner was in the driver’s seat as he ran errands with a female companion

The A-lister later took off his mask as he drove away on Saturday afternoon

The A-lister later took off his mask as he drove away on Saturday afternoon

The sighting comes as Shatner revealed he’s creating an artificial intelligence-powered version of himself to ‘preserve his memory and legacy for generations to come’.

Shatner is famous for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise

Shatner is famous for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise 

The actor will become the first person to have their life story captured by Los Angeles-based StoryFile’s conversational, interactive AI-powered video technology.

The system will let you interact directly with the recording, asking questions about Mr Shatner’s work and personal experiences, even after the man himself is gone.

The announcement was made Monday and coincided with Shatner’s 90th birthday, with his StoryFile conversation available to view on devices starting in May.

In addition to his iconic role as Captain James T. Kirk, Shatner has a lengthy and successful career, starring in the police drama T.J. Hooker and the dramady Boston Legal.

‘I have a story to tell,’ said Shatner. ‘Imagine if you could record yourself in a way that future generations, hundreds of years from now, could talk to you — and you could talk back. That’s possible.

‘With StoryFile, we can now be present in the future. Your authentic self, for all time.

‘This is for all my children and all my children’s children and all my children’s loved ones and all the loved ones of the loved ones.

‘That’s my gift to you down through time,’ he concluded.

Shatner is creating an artificial intelligence-powered version of himself to 'preserve his memory and legacy for generations to come'. Pictured: Mr Shatner recording his StoryFile Life conversation for posterity in the firm's Los Angeles-based studio

Shatner is creating an artificial intelligence-powered version of himself to ‘preserve his memory and legacy for generations to come’. Pictured: Mr Shatner recording his StoryFile Life conversation for posterity in the firm’s Los Angeles-based studio

'Imagine if you could record yourself in a way that future generations, hundreds of years from now, could talk to you — and you could talk back. That’s possible,' Mr Shatner, pictured, said

‘Imagine if you could record yourself in a way that future generations, hundreds of years from now, could talk to you — and you could talk back. That’s possible,’ Mr Shatner, pictured, said

‘William Shatner is going where no one has gone before,’ said StoryFile co-founder and CEO Heather Maio-Smith. 

‘Generations in the future will be able to have a conversation with him. Not an avatar, not a deep fake, but with the real William Shatner answering their questions about his life and work,’ she continued.

‘This changes the trajectory of the future – of how we experience life today, and how we share those lessons and stories for generations to come.’ 

‘We believe every person’s story matters,’ said StoryFile co-founder Stephen Smith. 

‘Who better to show the world how StoryFile Life works than a man the world knows for stretching our imaginations about the future and life in this universe and beyond.’

‘A man who has always generously shared the highs and lows with us, and who has mastered the art of storytelling.’  

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