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.
I am old enough to have seen Star Trek when it was on network primetime in the 60's. For that time period it was top dog compared to other shows of the period - Lost In Space, Space 1999, Thunderbirds, and Outer Limits. Nut it was limited by TV on it's content and budget limitations of that time.
Star Wars was a movie double trilogy with better writing, cast, special effects, and storyline ie no ties to planet Earth. long long ago in a galaxy far far away sure beats the snot out of Space The Final Frontier. though ties of distant planets with "Chicago/New York Crime gangs, Roman gladiators, Slavery, Amazon Women, and American Indian cultures proved the limited imagination of the writers. With Star Trek movies you had an unexplainable change of how Klingons look as well as back and forth in time with Whales on board to prevent the "Jimmy Dean Sausage of death". Let's just say that Star Trek had too many series spinoffs and too many movies that without the Borgs there would be nothing.....
Star Wars has had six movies and the Ewok spinoff that offered fresh ideas of what alien life is like. And let's not compare the animation of the Clone Wars series to the Saturday Morning Star Trek Cartoon (talk about Crash & Burn!)
Lastly the action figures were another example that Star Wars overwhelming BEAT Star Trek!!!
Even T.J. Hooker would have to arrest Star Trek for overacting and underimagination with regard to plot and storyline..... ;)
I've seen ALL the Star Treks and ALL the Star Wars and enjoyed both, but Babylon Five wins.
Knightmare966, you too have no clue. The shuttle enterprise was not named after the star trek enterprise, rather it was the latest in a list of numerous naval vessels to be given that name.
You also seem unaware of the countless star wars spin offs for TV, usually cartoon and maybe not as prolific as star trek but still noteworthy.