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George Takei Calls For Star Trek/Star Wars Peace – And Twilight War December 12, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Humor,Shatner,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , trackback

Recently a small Star Trek / Star Wars “feud” erupted online between William Shatner and Carrie Fisher. Now George Takei has entered himself into the feud in an effort to calm to the situation. His goal: to unite two fanbases against what he proclaims to be the real threat against science fiction. Watch the video over the jump.

George Takei: The Broker of Star Peace
First came Shatner’s online video in which he took several shots at Star Wars. Those comments prompted a response by Carrie Fisher, which in turn resulted in another online video from Shatner. Now, in an effort to bring peace between the two franchises, George Takei has taken to the Internet and posted his own video message. Hoping to bring the fans of both franchises together — as “Star Friends” — against a common threat to science fiction: the “Twilight” franchise:


Comments

1. Baxter - December 12, 2011

Here we go…

2. Trekkie626 - December 12, 2011

Could this always be the end of the Shat/Takei feud as well?
Man George is looking old.

3. Will_H - December 12, 2011

George Takei being the voice of reason as always.

4. Sebastian S. - December 12, 2011

Takei’s remark about Twilight was pretty hilarious … ;-D

5. ME - December 12, 2011

Well as far as I am concerned George nailed it. This clears up the speculation on who the new villain will be in the next movie. It’s not Khan, it’s not the Klingons, it’s TWILIGHT!

6. Damien - December 12, 2011

Well done George! Awesome.

7. kevin - December 12, 2011

George looks old?! NO WAY! I didn’t think it was possible for a human, let alone a celebrity, to age!

why do people state the obvious? looking old is a part of life. I’m just glad he and the others are still around…well minus Kelley and Doohan, they obviously aged too much.

8. Anthony Thompson - December 12, 2011

Your da man, George! Bravo!

9. Brendan - December 12, 2011

Twilight, is so Takei

10. NCM - December 12, 2011

Never been a Takei fan, but his piece was amusing and I think he looks great – in fact, it would seem odd if he weren’t “looking old.”

11. moauvian waoul - aka: seymour hiney - December 12, 2011

:o

12. Bringbacktrekagain! - December 12, 2011

All things considered, these actors still look great for their age groups, and well done George!

13. alt-Spock - December 12, 2011

hahaha – good one Takei!

14. Jonboc - December 12, 2011

…umm…George is old. And, like Shat, he looks great for his age. Do people really think they should still look the way they did in 1966?? Really??….sigh. Oh well, love the commentary on Twilight. so true…as far as Twilight goes, .if there isn’t a “zone” attached, I’m not interested.

15. Phil - December 12, 2011

The enemy of my enemy is my friend……nah!!

16. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - December 12, 2011

As a former Twi-hard i must say: WAY TO GO GEORGE!!!!

I prefer Takei’s abs over any sparkly vampires. Any day.

17. alphantrion - December 12, 2011

I think he is darn right, we should all unite against “Twilight”. Enough with 12 year old girls.

18. Trek Broke Dawn - December 12, 2011

ei i love trek, but if you’re saying that i go against twilight, it’d spell no home cooking for me!

19. Trek Broke Dawn - December 12, 2011

ei i love trek, but if you’re saying that i go against twilight, it’d spell no home cooking for me!

“sorry honey! i didn’t mean to! it was takei’s fault!”

20. Chris M - December 13, 2011

haha, he makes a very good point. Twilight must be stopped!!!!

For the record I’ve always thought without Star Trek there could have been no Star Wars and without Stars Wars there would no longer be any Star Trek, they compliment each other so well!

21. CmdrR - December 13, 2011

Really. An online fued? Instead of TV shows or even cartoons?

Ah well.

22. Deflector Dish Guy - December 13, 2011

You know, when I first saw this headline, I feared this was going to be some sort of lame “hold hands and sing kum-by-ya” sort of video. But, I was wrong. Hilarious pwnage of the Twilight series!

Well done, George!

23. J.A.G.T. - December 13, 2011

Wow, Takei NOT being an instigator for once – well, that’s nice…

24. Royal Canadian Institute for the Mentally Insane - December 13, 2011

Like more than a few, I was so hoping for a “Captain Sulu” series back in the 90s after that nod in that VOY episode. It looked quite promising, and I think there’s a lot of story to tell in that era between STVI and the opening salvos of TNG. (and quite a bit of it covered in novel form)

25. Holger - December 13, 2011

LOL! I’m enjoying this silly battle of wits.

26. David - December 13, 2011

Go George!

Am I the only one thinking this whole spat-thing is just silly? It takes someone like GT to take the &^%$ out of the whole thing and put it in its place. Let’s get back to the things that really matter and leave the silly banter for the kids.

Whose with me?

27. Desstruxion - December 13, 2011

George having another “look at me!” moment.

28. SciFiGuy - December 13, 2011

I could not agree more. Twilight is the enemy as was Harry Potter!!

29. AJ - December 13, 2011

Apparently, film critic Roger Ebert is taking credit for nudging Takei to make amends between the two series:

http://www.channelapa.com/2011/12/george-takei-is-the-broker-of-star-peace-between-star-wars-star-trek.html

30. chrisfawkes.net - December 13, 2011

That is actually a very balanced perspective. Sometimes when some lamo rubbish like Twilight comes along we acclimatize then accept it as normal.

Good on you Takei for bringing balance to the.. er… argument.

31. Battle-scarred Sciatica - December 13, 2011

@7

“they obviously aged too much”

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

you caught me off guard with that one, Kevin.

i just nasal sprayed coffee all over my computer and nearly died choking!

brilliant mate!

32. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - December 13, 2011

Why don’t you guys put up George’s version of “White Christmas”???

Very festive

33. Keachick - rose pinenut - December 13, 2011

Wow. What crappola! (sorry, just had to say it).

34. Lt. Bailey - December 13, 2011

They could have used George on Nimbus III, the so-called Planet of Galactic Peace.

35. Spocko - December 13, 2011

I think this concept would make a good futurama episode

36. Robert Gillis - December 13, 2011

George Takei ROCKS. He is so classy, and so funny. Well said and done :)

37. Simpleton - December 13, 2011

Bloody laughed my head at that. George is a class act. Loved him in I’m a celebrity get me out of here a few years ago. Would of loved the rumour that was going round that Mr Shatner was going in at the same time.

38. William Kirk - December 13, 2011

Nice :-)

39. et - December 13, 2011

Thanks, George, for being the man with the solid brass Quatloos to speak out against Twilight.

40. Keachick - rose pinenut - December 13, 2011

What has Twilight got to do with the Star Trek/Star Wars franchises? If you have to diss on another kind of franchise and form of entertainment, then you have already lost. Dissing on Harry Potter movies doubles the loss for the losers.

41. VulcanFilmCritic - December 13, 2011

George Takei has always been my favorite member of the “Gang of Four”
or “…Five.” I just wish he’d let go of the Grecian formula and let his hair go back to its natural gray color.
He’d really look statesmanlike then.

42. jimkirk - December 14, 2011

Shatner, Fisher, and Takei , my heroes of long ago, but their age is showing badly and they past their prime. Shatner has done nothing since Boston Legal.. it would be best for them to quietly retire.

43. Jason S. - December 14, 2011

Can someone tell me what George did in Star Wars?!?!

44. Spock/Uhura Fan - December 14, 2011

I just watched this. “Buffy, Blade, it’s up to you now.” Too funny. :-D

And think Takei looks good for his age. Same thing goes for Nimoy and Nichols.

45. Spock/Uhura Fan - December 14, 2011

@40

I don’t think speaking badly about another franchise is right either, but I don’t thing that he was being mean, just having fun. Twilight isn’t science fiction anyway; it’s purely fantasy. Blade on the other hand has *some* science in it simply because he needs to have some kind of concoction that came out of a lab to keep him from needing to feed on others in order to live, plus a few other things. I always saw Buffy as fantasy as well, but better than Twilight.

That’s not to say that Twilight doesn’t have its merits if you are a teenager. I’ve seen the movies, and I can see how they would appeal to some teenage girls. They don’t have much substance, but I don’t think that was ever the point in the first place. I have never read the books, and will not read them. But, from the movies, it seemed like the initial writer (Stephanie Meyer) wrote about her own idea of the perfect man as a vampire and what it would be like to be with him. There’s nothing wrong with that, and many have found it entertaining.

So, there’s no threat to science fiction or Star Trek or Star Wars coming in the form of Twilight. None at all, and I think George knows that and he’s just pulling everyone’s leg. :-)

46. StephenH - December 14, 2011

Two simple words to end this whole debate.

Doctor Who.

Enough said.

47. Daoud - December 14, 2011

Doctor who?

48. Dom - December 14, 2011

SHUT UP GEORGE!! ;)

49. T.'. - December 14, 2011

Actually, we need another Vampiric bad-ass to take on the Twi-people, namely either Barlow (Salem’s Lot), Barnabas Collins (Dark Shadows), Lestat (he helped start this problem, he could finish it!) or maybe good even good old–

Vlad Tepesch the Impaler, anyone?

Please, don’t let this happen to Jungian archetypes. Only you can protect them.

50. CarlG - December 14, 2011

@46: OK, we borrow the TARDIS, go back in time, kidnap Stephanie Meyer before she commits her literary atrocities, and leave her on a planet full of Daleks.

And there shall be much rejoicing. :)

51. CarlG - December 14, 2011

@49: Bela Lugosi, my friend. Ol’ Edward isn’t fit to dry-clean his cravat.

@45: I tried reading a Twilight book cause I thought it would be so bad it’s good, but I got about 10 chapters in and almost threw it across the room. It’s just. That. Bad. Meyer’s “ideal man” is a creepy, violently hyper-possessive stalker, and our “heroine” is a sulky ungrateful drama queen who defines herself completely through her boyfriend/stalker. Their idea of love is being suicidally miserable when they’re apart, and morose when they’re together.

tl;dr version: If I had a daughter and she aspired to this awful, AWFUL pair, I would consider myself a failure as a parent.

Goddammit, where’s Jeyl when you really need him? I’d love to watch the Defender of All Things Female cut loose on a subject truly worthy of his vitriol for a change…

52. Keachick - rose pinenut - December 14, 2011

#51 Why bother cutting loose with any vitriol? The comparison made between two sci-fi franchises and Twilight was stupid to start with.

I have watched the first two Twilight movies and they would not be quite so bad if it weren’t for Bella (Kristen Stewart). Both are awful – Bella is a thick, depressed and boring mumbler and Kristen Stewart plays the irritating character very well. However, I am not much interested in love trystes with sparkling vampires – there seems to be a general obsession with vampires and I have no idea what the attraction is. The whole concept is daft, not to mention, slightly cannibalistic. Ick!

No need for spewing out vitriol though – too much of that done by silly people already.

53. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - December 15, 2011

The only thing I’ve seen Twilight do in the 3 years I’ve been aware of it is bring teenage girls’ self-esteem levels down to practically nothing, and give them a “perfect boyfriend” image that doesn’t exist.

One of the things I enjoy about Star Trek and even Star Wars is that you can enjoy it from a distance. As in you admire its characters, not want to be them. Yes, some people do wish they could be James Kirk; but with Twilight and a lot of other books/movies for young adults, it seems like creators rely on having viewers wish they could BE the protaganist. So many girls wish they could be a helpless waif like Bella and have their own sparkly Edward to protect them. So they bring themselves down and develop severe emotional problems while attempting to reach this goal.

;/

54. Hash - December 15, 2011

Was funny.

55. MONGO - December 15, 2011

Mongo say vampires not sparkle.

*SPOILER*

Mongo have question about new Twilight movie:

If Vampire not have blood and is cold all time how he……umm…….how he…….umm…….

How he able to have make baby love? You know what Mongo talk about? Not all part work right without blood. Maybe werewolf boy help. Mongo think he like boy better than girl anyway. Which be OK.

56. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - December 15, 2011

You are once again the voice of reason, Mongo.

57. Niall Johnson - December 16, 2011

I call for immunity for True Blood!!!

58. MONGO - December 16, 2011

Mongo like “Let Me In” (remake of “Let the Right One In”).

That vampire. Ageless. Hopeless. Long to be human. Not human. Twisted and selfish and desperate to feel what it mean to be human.

Mongo think that romantic vampire stories sort of messed up. Undead not have love.

59. Jack - December 16, 2011

I think we’ve kind of forgotten what 70+ and 80+ look like. Brigitte Bardot always appears on those people who’ve aged badly lists next to a picture of her, insanely hot, in a bikini at 40 — she’s in her mid 70s… what the heck is she supposed to look like?

The insinuation seems to be that if these people only took proper care of themselves, and avoided, well, everything, they’d somehow look like they did 20 or 30 years ago.

And, yep, there’s bad plastic surgery etc out there, but we also instantly label anyone who looks different than they did 20 years ago as having had too much work done.

Rant over.

ps. Chris Pine looks really old in that spy trailer.

60. Jack - December 16, 2011

Ps2. What Mongo said.

61. Spock/Uhura Fan - December 17, 2011

@# 51 & #53

I don’t think that for all teenage girls these movies lower or erase self-esteem. And frankly, I question the ‘self esteem’ of any teen girl that could have it lowered but such an obviously fantastical movie. It’s a movie.

The appeal I saw the movies having for *some* teenage girls is the fact that Bella is the center of attention for 99% of the movies. I personally found it annoying, but again, I can see how that might be appealing at that age, especially if the girls like the writer would like to imagine themselves as Bella.

@MONGO

There are plenty of vampire movies where those parts seem to work. I think it all depends on what rules or myths are being followed.

62. SPOCKBOY - December 22, 2011

But what about the Bill and George feud?

http://vimeo.com/18945045

:)

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