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 Post subject: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-09-15 07:11pm
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William Shatner Revives the "Star Trek vs. Star Wars" debate.

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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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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-09-15 09:10pm
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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-09-17 09:58pm
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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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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-09-19 01:58pm
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I love the image in the original article:
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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-09-23 03:51pm
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Wait. Is there a due in the back cosplaying as neelix?

Why would you do that?



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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-09-24 01:06pm
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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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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-09-26 08:10am
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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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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-09-27 11:13am
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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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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-10-12 12:53pm
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Like Carrie Fisher?
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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-11-14 06:52am
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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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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-11-15 08:30pm
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She actually looks more like Jabba than Leia these days...



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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-11-16 01:47am
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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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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-11-16 03:32pm
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Yeah. Definitely shopped. See her response video.



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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-11-18 08:05pm
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When I was at college I thought that Carrie Fisher was so hot. Be fair, she still looks good.

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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-11-19 07:00pm
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プロジェクトゾハルとは何ですか?
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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-12-01 12:28am
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And here's Shatner's next volley.




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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-12-04 08:09pm
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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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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-12-12 12:45am
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And here it is!



"I'm just reading through your formspring here, and your responses to many questions seem to indicate that you are ready and willing to sacrifice realism/believability for the sake of (sometimes) marginal increases in gameplay quality. Why is this?"
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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-12-12 02:27pm
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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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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-12-12 02:50pm
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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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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2011-12-13 05:06am
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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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 Post subject: Re: Captain Kirk weighs in on the debate PostPosted: 2012-01-12 12:20am
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...and Shatner replies to Takei...



He NEEDS retribution. :twisted:



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