Sorry, fanboys. William Shatner Isn’t going to the USS Enterprise decommissioning.

William Shatner, who you SHOULD know played James Kirk on the cult classic Star Trek, has just announced through his twitter account that he will not be attending the starship’s aircraft carrier’s decommissioning in Virginia this week. According to Wikipedia the real USS enterprise is the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth United States naval vessel to bear the name, as well as being the longest naval vessel in the world. This… was… crushing news… to the crew…. of the actual Enterprise, a ship that has played a rather large part in the history of Trekkie fandom over the years, serving as host to a Star Trek Convention, a visit by George Tajei, and (sort of) playing a part in the ’86 Star Trek movie, and, of course, serving as one of the namesakes for Star Trek’s main ship. If you aren’t a fan of the franchise (shame on you), you may also be interested that the real-world USS Enterprise also served as the main setting for the movie “Top Gun,” which raises the proposition that maybe they should get Tom Cruise to attend the ceremony instead.