Star Trek legend William Shatner is dreading becoming an octogenarian on his birthday next week (beg21Mar11), calling the landmark age "monstrous".
The veteran actor will turn 80 on Tuesday (22Mar11) but he's shunning any celebrations because he's not looking forward to stepping into his next decade.
He tells Britain's Daily Express, "It's monstrous. Horrible and terrible fall short of describing it."