Twilight vs. Star Wars vs. Star Trek? George Takei Calls For A Truce To Fight The Real Enemy
The eternal (since 1977) battle between Star Wars fans and Star Trek fans has heated up again recently, with the leads from each franchise lobbing (good-natured) YouTube attacks at each other. Responding to recent comments from Carrie Fisher (Star Wars‘ Princess Leia) and Williams Shatner (Capt. Kirk on Star Trek), Trekkie icon George Takei has called for peace, so that both sides may focus on the true enemy of science fiction: Twilight.
Takei calls for “star peace” from his fellow “star folks” to unite against Twilight, which he stresses is “really, really bad.”
“Gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie, or epic battle. In it’s place we have vampires that sparkle, and moan, and go to high school… there are no great stories, characters, or profound life lessons to be had in Twilight. Nooooo. In Twilight, the only message that rings through loud and clear is, “Does my boyfriend like me?”
The latest hostilities erupted when Shatner called Star Wars “derivative” of Star Trek (which debuted on television eleven years before Star Wars hit theaters). Fisher fired back that the two weren’t even on the same level, and accused Shatner of borrowing her famous metal bikini from Return of the Jedi.
But Takei acknowledged that even ending this rivalry might not be enough to defeat Twilight, saying he had reached out to famous fictional vampire slayers Buffy and Blade to help.
What do you think? How does Twilight stack up to the legendary science fiction franchises?