Actor William Shatner was recently left as red faced as, well, Captain James T. Kirk after a party with too much Romulan Ale. The Toronto Sun reports that Shatner was boarding a flight from LAX to South Africa when he was singled out for a security search and found himself with his trousers down around his ankles, revealing his underwear. Shatner was wearing loose clothing with no belt because he wanted to be comfortable on the long flight and his pants simply fell to the floor.
Shatner said “It was awful to have people looking at me with my pants down, probably the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to me… it was a long flight so I wanted to wear loose clothing because I didn’t want anything to bind me.”
Whether traveling as an ordinary citizen, or as Captain of a starship, sometimes it is better to just go – rather than to “boldly go…”