Icons of Star Trek and Star Wars recently took to the internet arguing that their franchise reigned supreme. When things got personal, George Takei--the only actor who has worked in both--stepped in to broker the peace by identifying a mutual threat.
With the nasty back and forth between William Shatner and Carrie Fisher arguing the eternal question — Star Wars or Star Trek? — it seemed peace was all but a fantasy in the world of science fiction. Enter George Takei, the erstwhile Mr. Sulu and the voice of reason in this galaxy-splitting debate, to unite both fandoms in the hatred of their “ominous, mutual enemy” — Twilight. “And it is really, really bad.”
“Gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie or epic battle,” Takei laments. “In its place, we have vampires that sparkle, and moan, and… go to high school.” Watch his video plea now, nerds! Shirtless fencing Sulu FTW!
"Fellow Star folks, cool it down and shut your big wormholes," "Each is wonderful in its own special way. What's needed today now more than ever is star peace, for there is an ominous, mutual threat to all science fiction. It's called Twilight and it is really, really bad."
"Gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie or epic battles. In its place, we have vampires that sparkle, moan and go to high school. Now, I'm not above mixing in a little sex appeal to spice up the fantasy, but sci-fi fans be warned, there are no great stories, characters or profound life lessons to be found in Twilight. Nooo…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."
Uh, something tells us he may not be living so long or prosperously after Twilight fans catch wind of this.