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OTRC: USS Enterprise will not get a visit from William Shatner for inactivation ceremony

Will Shatner in a promotional still featured on his official Facebook page. (facebook.com/wshatner)

The original Captain James T. Kirk is not heading back to the USS Enterprise.

Actor William Shatner will not attend the inactivation ceremony of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise on Saturday, December 1, a spokesperson for the 81-year-old actor confirmed to OTRC.com.

Although Shatner Tweeted about attending the ceremony on November 27, his spokesperson said on Thursday, November 29, the actor had to change his schedule.

"Friends in VA I have news! I have adjusted my schedule and I WILL be at the decommissioning of Enterprise. My best, Bill," Shatner Tweeted at the time.

The USS Enterprise was the world's first-nuclear powered aircraft carrier and the eighth United States naval vessel to have the name "Enterprise." The ship was christened in 1960. The inactivation ceremony will take place at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, according to The Associated Press.

The fictional USS Enterprise, also referred to as the Starship Enterprise, was the setting of many of the "Star Trek" series and movies including the original show that started in 1966 with Shatner as Captain James Tiberius Kirk. Chris Pine played the role of Captain Kirk in the 2009 film reboot of the franchise.

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