Kirk out: William Shatner tweets he's quitting Twitter

Was it something we said? Was it something HE said?

Captain Kirk is quitting Twitter, actor William Shatner announced in tweets today.

He didn't say why but he quoted from The Walrus and the Carpenter, the Lewis Carroll poem (not the Beatles song).

His first tweet read, " 'The time has come,' the Walrus said, 'To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— Of cabbages—and kings....' "

This was followed by, "My Dear friends, after much deliberation I've made the decision to leave Twitter. It's not an easy decision but it's the right one for me."

And finally, "I wish you all my very best. Bill."

Then he added that he decided to quit after Tom Bergeron quit America's Funniest Videos. But "only kidding," he tweeted.

Shatner, who will be 83 next month, leaves behind no small crowd. The "Philanthropist, Actor, Producer, Father, Husband, and Grandfather" has 846,000 followers and has sent out 12,600 tweets.

Plus, he's certainly not retired from showbiz: he's all over TV with Kelly Cuoco in their goofy Priceline commercials.

There's been no word of any Twitter blowups involving the man who so memorably played Captain Kirk on Star Trek so many decades ago. Famous folk have quit Twitter before (Alec Baldwin, for instance, has done it several times), but usually it's after a controversy.

So we await further developments. Kirk out.


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