Thursday, March 8, 2012

Star Wars And Star Trek Unites Against Twilight

It has always been the great geek debate: "Star Wars or Star Trek?" The ultimate battle of the sci-fi movie franchises. Unlike most fans I actually can enjoy both, but if I had to choose, ten out of ten times will pick Star Wars as the winner. And that's coming from someone who hates the Star Wars prequels. But honestly, it is a case of apples and oranges. Star Trek is science-fiction while Star Wars is science-fantasy.

I don't know why I didn't discover this news earlier, but apparently last year William Shatner (Captain Kirk from Star Trek if you didn't already know) and Carrie Fisher (is there really anyone out there who doesn't know Princess Leia from Star Wars?) were engaged in a war of words on Twitter and Youtube about this very debate. So this past December out came George Takei, the only person to be involved with both shows (well barely, he is widely known to Trekkies as Sulu but his only involvement with Star Wars is the TV animated show, The Clone Wars), to bring the message of peace. He called on both sets of fans to unite against a greater threat..... the franchise known as "TWILIGHT". He is right my fellow nerdlings. While we are busy fighting amongst ourselves, we have allowed this evil to grow and fester unopposed for years! :D (credit to a user comment on Youtube)

Watch the video below as he rips into Twilight (yeay!) and how bad it is. 

I'm also ecstatic that he made a shout-out to Buffy and Blade at the end there. With that, you George, are truly a geek icon. In fact I'm very happy to see George currently compete on the ongoing Celebrity Apprentice (my TV guilty pleasure). He seems such a classy man. Oh, and check out his Facebook page. It is full of funny and viral stuff.

In case you were interested, here is the first video from William Shatner that started the whole debate:

While this was Carrie Fischer's response to video above:

Captain Kirk just had to reply again:

p/s: Loved the comments on George's Youtube video where fans from other franchises also lent their support against Twilight. Example: "We fans from LOTR/Dr. Who/Harry Potter/etc are behind you as well" or "You have my sword/lighsaber". AWESOME!! Or in the words of George Takei: "Oh my!"

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