Carrie Fisher Declares ‘Star Wars’ Superior to ‘Star Trek’
Princess Leia took to video to refute William Shatner’s claim that ‘Trek’ was the better franchise
In an ongoing debate far more interesting than anything coming from the Republican presidential candidates, Carrie Fisher hotly rebuffed William Shatner’s assertions that “Star Trek” is way better than “Star Wars.” “First of all," the former Captain James Tiberius Kirk spewed in a recent interview, "‘Star Wars’ is derivative of ‘Star Trek’ by what…10, 15, 20 years? DERIVATIVE!” The bellicose Shatner continued. “’Star Trek’ had relationships and conflict among the relationships, and stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions,” he said in the video chat that he tweeted to his fans. “’Star Wars’ was special effects!”
Whoa! Those be fightin’ words in this or any galaxy. And now Carrie Fisher has struck back.
“They’re not in the same league,” the former Princess Leia declared flatly in a video uploaded to her YouTube channel (see below). “I mean, they have the word ‘star’ in the title, and there’s space travel, right? Where did they go? Klingon? It just sounds like a laundry detergent.”
I haven’t seen Fisher this feisty since she was wearing a leather bikini and pulling on the end of Jabba the Hutt’s leash. “My space buns—they’re so much better than Nimoy’s ears!” Carrie also pointed out that former vice president Dick Cheney prefers “Star Trek.” Ouch. That one hurts!
While I believe Fisher’s remarks were made with her tongue planted firmly in cheek, I certainly agree with her assessment that “Star Wars” beats “Star Trek” with its lightsabers tied behind its back. No word yet from Shatner's camp but I wouldn’t advise the actor to go head-to-head with a brilliant wit like Fisher. He’d be safer on Princess Leia’s home planet of Alderaan—and we all know what happened to that.
It's Shatner himself who is out of his league. Why not get someone from the “Star Trek” world who is more capable of going up against Carrie Fisher? Anyone for a smackdown between Princess Leia and Lieutenant Uhura?
Where do you stand on this intergalactic Battle Royale? I declare myself a firm member of Team Leia. Take a look at Shatner’s original ravings and Fisher’s response after the break.
Let's not forget "Buck Rogers." What about 'H. G. Wells'? Some would say the greats came out long before the 'Trekkies' began to 'live long and prosper'. Wow, automatic sliding doors! We've got those at the grocery store. Flipphone/ communicator - got one, it's a piece of junk! What needs to come out in the near future is something new and completely different. Has our own technology finally reached it's peak? I hope not.
Having been born when space travel and intergalactic exploration was limited to Russia and the US trading satellite 'barbs' at each other, Star Trek (in whatever series you wish to explore) was the first in many respects. The first interracial kiss (even though Nichelle didn't want to, but Gene did), a multi-cultural crew (Russians, Africans, Japanese, Scottish, American Indian (Kirk)), and yes, even intergalactic 'glasnost and petroiska' (read the Vulcan IDIC, I did). Star Wars was just the next war in the "war of wars" except the bad guy was in a 'tin suit' and I'm not talking C3P0...
Give it a rest, people. Trekkers may not propagate like other "normals" do, but then, those who can and hate anything that isn't bikini-laden chicks and laser guns, hurl insults at those who believe in a better future...maybe not for us, but our children and their progeny.
"You're talking apples and oranges. Star Wars is Fantasy. Star Trek is Science Fiction"
I bet you a million dollars we'll all be waving around light-sabers before any of us gets "beamed up."
Jeeezz, did Fisher fall off the wagon? Check out the size of the Long Island Ice Tea in front of her....what a shame
If she ever got into that metal topped costume again they would have to change the cup size to 'Garbage Can Lid, 48 double EEE".
Ok, first off Carrie please put those old puppies away, maybe thirty years ago they were nice but even with a weight lose they are not worth seeing, scary! Next, I am both a Star Wars and Star Trek Fan but for the record Star Trek is far better of a saga for it has branched off into different regimes and movies where Star Wars never did, even with the cartoons. Sorry folks but Speilberg made his money on them and wont make more movies. Where Roddenberry made so many stories that Star Trek, they will run for ever. Sorry I love starwars but 6 movies dont even cut it next to the endless movies and TV shows produced for Star Trek.
I like both, and you cannot compare them, because they are not from the same gender. Star Trek is a true sci-fi show and Star Wars is a fantasy set in space. If you replace the spaceships with horses and light sabers with swords you could compare it closer to Lord of the Rings than Star Trek. Star Trek is focused on future space travel and incorporate more of the real laws of physics with assumptions of future technology. Star Wars deals with monsters and wizards casting spells more than technology. Please stop comparing these two.
I like Star Trek better then Star Wars. Didn't even want to see the rest of Star
As said many times here, they were (and are) 2 totally different types of sci-fi franchises. I liked them both, but far and away Star Trek is my favorite. I even liked the prequel (and I didn't think I would...)
Also, Start Trek was soo ahead of it's time, with not only tricorders and matter transporters, but even seemingly far flung technologies like Warp Drive! Science channel had a special recently about future space propulsion technologies, and guess what? Warp drive has been proven to be possible! Details even down to the use of Anti-Matter as a fuel!
And light sabres? Proven not possible, while Phasers, in reality Laser Guns, in use every day (and yes, even in weapons in the military).
Both very entertaining, but really no comparison.......
As fun as it is to debate you are talking about two very different Sci-Fi series. Star Trek was based on real science and social commentary, the stories were made in the 60s and tried to tell the human condition of the time. Couple that with having some of the best sci-fi writers of the time well you have a series that should always remain what it was.
Star Wars is the classic fairy tale, good versus evil, the hero’s journey. Star Wars is modern mythology just as much as Hercules was ancient mythology. George Lucas studied how stories were told and brought that forth to the modern way of storytelling. Star Wars was instrumental to modern special effects and gave rise to the popcorn summer flick though the original three had substance.
Without Star Trek we may not be as advanced as we are today, many scientist that created most of our modern world have created their interest in Star Trek as the inspiration, it literally inspired every generation of change since its release to the point we are at today. Star Wars inspired the imagination of the 80s and the great movies and stories told then, in fact it was Star Wars successes that lead to the first Star Trek movie so we as fans should be thankful for both series. You might have a preference but both franchises have a ton of merit as to how they affect us today.