The renewed rivalry between ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ started when William Shatner said ‘Trek’ was superior because ‘Star Wars’ was derivative and lacked story. At the end of the interview, he said Captain Kirk would have wooed Princess Leia. His statements about Princess Leia got the attention of Carrie Fisher. In her response, she defended the quality of ‘Star Wars’ and challenged Shatner to a “costume-off.” Determined to have the last word, William Shatner released a video that repeated his views about ‘Star Wars.’
Coming to our rescue is the dashing and incomparable Mr. George Takei. In the video, Takei summarizes the events that have prompted him to make a plea for peace. Takei calls for “star peace” between all fans. He says that ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ are great in their own ways. He asks fans to put aside the animosity and turn our attention to stopping the ‘Twilight’ threat because ‘Twilight’ has no heroes and is about a girl hoping her boyfriend still likes her.
Can George Takei bring peace? He has worked in both franchises. He played Sulu on ‘Star Trek,’ and he was the voice of Lok Durd on ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars.’ If anyone can bring peace among all the “star friends,” it is him.
In the spirit of peace – May the force by with you as you live long and prosper. And remember, “It’s OK to be Takei!”
Here is George Takei’s call for peace: