Takei: Trek And War Fans, Unite!


According to George Takei, Star Trek and Star Wars fans shouldn’t be fighting each other, but instead should be uniting against another fandom.

After the recent online exchange between Star Trek‘s William Shatner and Star WarsCarrie Fisher, Takei decided to jump in with his own opinion on the fandom war, with a three minute video, George Takei is the Broker of Star Peace.

“No More Hope,” begins the video. “William Shatner went where no man had gone before, risking a civil war that pitted two fan worlds against each other.”

The video shows what happened when Shatner called Star Wars “derivative of Star Trek.” Fisher fired back, claiming that Star Trek wasn’t even in “the same league” as Star Wars.

“Fellow Star folks,” said Takei. “Cool it down! And shut your big wormholes. Each is wonderful in its own special way.”

Takei goes on to encourage both sides to aim at a more worthy target, Twilight. “It is really, really bad,” said Takei. “Gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie or epic battles. In its place, we have vampires that sparkle, and moan and go to high school…

“But sci-fi fans, be warned. There are no great stories, characters, or profound life lessons to be had in Twilight. Noooo…in Twilight, the only message that rings through loud and clear, is ‘does my boyfriend like me?’ Let us band together to combat this mutual threat.”

While TrekToday certainly doesn’t encourage fandom wars, it’s hard to approve of a series where vampires, instead of bursting into flames when exposed to the sun as they’re supposed to do, sparkle instead. DIAMONDS sparkle. Vampires blaze.

Source: Cinema Blend

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  • MikeM

    That’s the funniest thing I’ve seen all day!

  • Classic.. Diamonds Dazzle, Vampires Blaze!!


  • Zeorangerix

    I love both Star Wars and Star Trek. Have since I was a child. Equally and for different reasons. I don’t even acknowledge the “which is better?” debate. The two are barely comparable, and share only one word of their titles.

  • Razorburn

    George does make a serious point about how fans should not be fighting against each other. Both Star Trek and Star Wars are equaling entertaining forms of science fiction and should be enjoyed just for that.

    Something for which Bill Shatner, Carrie Fisher, and to some extent, Dennis Bailey should realize.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Exactly! There is absolutely no reason to favor one to the exclusion of the other.
    Besides, the more extensive faster-than-light technology of Trek (for instance FTL computing, FTL sensors, and the ability to engage in combat at FTL speeds) clearly pwns the point-to-point FTL of Star Wars.

  • Guest

    LOL at TrekToday engaging in some rare editorializing to smack down Twilight

    Go get ’em 🙂

  • Stormbird Throneshaker

    I would like to see a wiz bang movie where Star Trek and Star Wars meet to fight a common enemy of both, without at first realizing it.
    Just an idea, old or new. Kind of like: Star Trek Generations.
    I mean come on wouldn’t it be cool to see it come to reality?