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Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby VF5SS » 2011-09-15 07:11pm

William Shatner Revives the "Star Trek vs. Star Wars" debate.

The debate of Star Trek versus Star Wars was once the primordial fire that forged the Internet, but it’s long since been doused by years of disappointment with both franchises, its smoldering embers scattered to form burning affections for newer geek devotions. But leave it to William Shatner to come and poke at it with a stick, and start puffing all over it to see if he can get it started again. Readying himself for battle, Shatner donned his very serious Affliction shirt and posted the following video to his YouTube channel, in which he comes out—surprise—firmly on the side of the franchise that’s given him all those designer tees and YouTube channel subscribers in the first place. To wit, to Shat, “Star Trek had relationships and conflict among the relationships, and stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions,” he says, whereas Star Wars was just about the “special effects.” (But what about the trade regulations?!)

Visibly grimacing every time he simply says the words “Star Wars,” he derides its hollowness so deep that he imagines Industrial Light And Magic engineered everything right down to the costumes—and now that J.J. Abrams has been “piling on the special effects” with his take on the franchise, “Star Wars has nothing to stand on.” And while he also says Star Trek has hotter ladies, Shatner does, however, reserve some kind words for Princess Leia, which is to say he gets sort of creepy about the idea of his Captain Kirk and Princess Leia riding off into the sunset and forming “the perfect union,” complete with hand motion, and thereby bringing peace to the imaginary galaxies. So if William Shatner and Carrie Fisher finally do it, we can stop talking about this? Maybe that can be a panel at next year's Comic-Con. [via Vulture]




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Postby Stofsk » 2011-09-15 09:10pm

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Postby Admiral Drason » 2011-09-17 09:58pm

Destructionator XIII wrote:I love Shatner. The guy knows he's ridiculous, he knows these topics are ridiculous... and he loves it!

I was thinking of my favorite actors the other day. Patrick Stewart, very talented. But my fav... William Shatner. The guy is great, ridiculous, and fantastic.

Similarly, I really like Arnold Schwarzenegger for many of the same reasons. These guys aren't afraid to make fun of themselves and their works.

I 100% agree with you on both actors. They play larger than life characters who are so out there that they can only exist in fantasy, but in real life they are just as awesome.
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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby StarSword » 2011-09-19 01:58pm

I love the image in the original article:
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Postby Darksider » 2011-09-23 03:51pm

Wait. Is there a due in the back cosplaying as neelix?

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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby FedRebel » 2011-09-24 01:06pm

Some sick, sick Trekkie must have a thing for Talaxians. Probably they wanted to be unique, how many Talaxian "captains" can you expect to see at a con?

While the Talaxian is 'odd', what's the deal with "Sulu" blowing the Stormtroopers kisses?

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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby Darth Tedious » 2011-09-26 08:10am

FedRebel wrote:While the Talaxian is 'odd', what's the deal with "Sulu" blowing the Stormtroopers kisses?

Could be a George Takei reference...

Just sayin'. :wink:
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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby HMS Conqueror » 2011-09-27 11:13am

What I want to know is how William Shatner doesn't seem to become any older as time goes on, just fatter.

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Postby Enola Straight » 2011-10-12 12:53pm

Like Carrie Fisher?
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Postby CaptainChewbacca » 2011-11-14 05:52am

Enola Straight wrote:Like Carrie Fisher?
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Holy fucking what the fuck! Is that some sort of parody where she's wearing a fat suit?
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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby Darth Tedious » 2011-11-15 07:30pm

She actually looks more like Jabba than Leia these days...
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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby Simon_Jester » 2011-11-16 12:47am

Looking at the Youtube footage of the interview, that's got to be photoshopped- she's clearly gained a lot of weight, but not nearly that much along the jawline.

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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby Panzersharkcat » 2011-11-16 02:32pm

Yeah. Definitely shopped. See her response video.
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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby mutanthamster » 2011-11-18 07:05pm

When I was at college I thought that Carrie Fisher was so hot. Be fair, she still looks good.

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Postby VF5SS » 2011-11-19 06:00pm

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Postby Johonebesus » 2011-11-30 11:28pm

And here's Shatner's next volley.

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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby Silver Jedi » 2011-12-04 07:09pm

George Takei just said (on facebook) that he'd be weighing in on the subject with a video of his own soon. Considering his sense of humor (he's the only celebrity I follow on FB) I can't wait.
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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby Panzersharkcat » 2011-12-11 11:45pm


And here it is!
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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby Boeing 757 » 2011-12-12 01:27pm

Holy cow, Shattner has really pumped himself up! Anyone here want to guesstimate how much kinetic energy an impact from Kirk's fist could impart? :lol:
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Postby Eternal_Freedom » 2011-12-12 01:50pm

Boeing 757 wrote:Holy cow, Shattner has really pumped himself up! Anyone here want to guesstimate how much kinetic energy an impact from Kirk's fist could impart? :lol:


Not enough to penetrate the shields of an ISD that can withstand 200 gigaton turbolaser shots.

Concession accepted :D

Incidentally, you forgot to say "assuming his fist is a spherical mass of iron..."
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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby Adam Reynolds » 2011-12-13 04:06am

Interestingly, on his topic of targeting Twilight, there actually has been a debate about that topic(In this case it was specifically Twilight Vampires vs the Jedi) here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=144324

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Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate

Postby Darth Tedious » 2012-01-11 11:20pm

...and Shatner replies to Takei...



He NEEDS retribution. :twisted:
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