William Shatner weighs in on Star Trek vs. Star Wars September 16, 2011by Charles Trotter , Filed under: Celebrity,Sci-Fi,Shatner,Trek Franchise , trackback
The debate over whether Star Trek is better than Star Wars — or vice versa — is one that has been going on for decades. And now, with this week’s release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, Captain Kirk himself is putting his two cents into the discussion. Details and video after the jump.
Does the Shat prefer tribbles over wookiees?
In the latest video posted on his YouTube channel, Shatner sits down with daughter Lisabeth to discuss which sci-fi phenomenon is better, Star Trek or Star Wars… and it should come as no surprise that he finds Trek to be the better franchise. Shatner claims Star Wars to be “derivative” of Star Trek and states that, while Trek was about “relationships” and “stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions,” Star Wars was about “special effects; [it] was ILM at its best.” He goes on to use J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek as proof of Trek‘s superiority over Star Wars, saying that not only does Star Trek deal “with more human principles” but it now “has more special effects than Star Wars, so Star Wars has nothing to stand on.”
Lastly, and in true Kirk fashion, Shatner compares the women of Trek to those of Star Wars… and tells us what he thinks of a union between Kirk and Princess Leia.
You can check out the video below:
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