William Shatner: Star Trek's Captain Kirk turns 90

The science fiction series about the Starship Enterprise started way back in 1966. The legendary William Shatner, who played the first Starship commander Captain Kirk for several decades, is now 90 years old.

William Shatner: Star Trek's Captain Kirk turns 90

A Canadian icon is celebrating a big birthday today.

Montreal-born William Shatner, who is best known for his role as “Star Trek’s” Captain James Tiberius Kirk, is turning 90.

Before taking command of the Starship Enterprise, Shatner honed his acting chops in theatre, most notably at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford.

He went on to star in multiple TV shows and movies while also branching out into writing and crafting his own unique style of singing.

The Enterprise explored infinite spaces and its captain James Tiberius Kirk achieved infinite fame. On his 90th birthday, William Shatner remains the eternal face of the "Star Trek" saga. The actor, who was honored by NASA in 2014, plans to celebrate his 90th birthday on March 22 in July in Ticonderoga, north of New York, which was the filming location for the original "Star Trek" series.