Mr. Sulu Brokers Star Peace By Dissing 'Twilight'
He's cool with aliens, but not sparkling vampires
Aww, Mr. Sulu, say it ain't so.
George Takei -- the film and television actor best known as "Mr. Sulu" from the 'Star Trek' series, currently a social media impresario, and now the self-appointed broker of Star Peace -- has done the unthinkable: smacking down 'Twilight.'
In an attempt to end the ridiculous 'Star Wars' vs. 'Star Trek' feud that William Shatner and Carrie Fisher have been escalating, Takei pleads for Star Peace, stating that the "new ominous threat to science fiction" is 'Twilight':
Gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie or epic battles. In its place, we have vampires that sparkle, moan and go to high school. Now, I'm not above mixing in a little sex appeal to spice up the fantasy, but sci-fi fans be warned, there are no great stories, characters or profound life lessons to be found in Twilight. Nooo…In Twilight, the only message that rings through loud and clear is: 'Does my boyfriend like me?'
Check out the video. Not sure what is scarier, Shatner's belly or Fisher's cleavage.
What say you, Twi-Hards? Sound off in the Comments!
When it comes to movies, popularity does not necessarily equal quality. You can't judge how "good" a movie is on the amount of money it makes.
Transformers, Avatar and Titanic are prime examples. Transformers was described as the "worst-reviewed $400,000,000 hit". Avatar had phenomenal special effects but a weak story and weak acting. And don't even get me started on Titanic "I'm the king of the world! Whoo!" (In 1912? Please.)
It's likely that people will still be talking about Twilight because of the amount of money it made. It's fans will grow up, look back and cringe. (Much like some of Titanic's fans do today.)
I love the comments from people who are stunned that a “gay person” disliked Twilight
@no thanks2012, Are you saying if George wasn’t gay it would be ok for him to hate the terrible acting, the desecration of an established sci-fi species, and the horrible story writing?
@Baslin, You are right, it just has fairies…
I agree with Mr Takei whole-heartedly. Not only is Twilight nothing but high school drivel it is also deviant and subversive in the message it sends. What the followers of Twilight are missing is the fact that Edward is a little over 100 yrs old!
Belle (le twit feme) is just 17 when they meet. PEOPLE - I don't care what he LOOKS like, he is 100(+) yrs old. Mentally and emotionally he is an OLD MAN. There is something sick about a man that age who finds himself still in high school, and hitting on teeny-boppers! That's Pedophilia no matter how you look at it. The guy is a perverted child molester! And Belle is a trouble making ditz. She's constantly pitting the boyfriend against her best boy friend. I cannot believe the number of supposedly adult women, MOTHERS for crying out loud who are enamoured of a child molester! The entire premise of the story sickens me.
I have followed the series of many varied Vampire deviations but never have I come across a Vampire breed that 'sparkles'. Are they Vampires or Faeries???
And JenStubb12 show a little respect. Mr. Takei is not only older than you but has been in the sci-fi realm a lot longer than you. I have read an indeterminate number of Vampire novels that cross into and mix the genres of sci-fi and paranormal that are far, far superior to Twilight.
Also take into consideration that thanks to the creative minds and authors behind sci-fi movies and books you now have hand held communication devices, micro-waves, wii, iPods, GPS tracking. Almost all technological advances that you enjoy today can be traced back to a sic-fi book and/or movie. What could Twilight possibly contribute to the future of mankind except maybe an insurgence of child molestation?
VAMPIRE GO ON FIRE IN THE SUN "not sparkle"
buffy & blade vs Twilight i will pay to see that.
Kdawg101 just because someone is openly gay does not mean that they cannot recognize a crappy movie for what it is.
about the blogger
Myriam Gabriel-Pollock has been writing for MSN since 2006 -- everything from quizzes to feature articles to the Twilight Superfan blog. Prior to that she was a hi-tech geek. She has happily transitioned into a film geek, especially if there are wizards, vampires, mythical places, and spaceships.