Actor/Comedian George Takei is calling on all “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” fans to band against a common enemy: The “Twilight” saga.
“What’s needed today, now, more than ever, is ‘Star Peace’ for there is an ominous, mutual threat to all science fiction. It’s called ‘Twilight’. And it is really, really bad,” said the 74-year-old who is most known for playing Hikaru Sulu on the original “Star Trek” TV series.
Takei’s call for peace among sci-fi lovers comes after videos of William Shatner and Carrie Fisher went viral with the former deriding “Star Wars” and the latter taking digs at “Star Trek.”
“Gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie, or epic battle. In its place we have vampires that sparkle, moan and go to high school,” Takei continued. “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. No, in Twilight the only message that rings through loud and clear is: ‘Does my boyfriend like me?'”
According to a report by OTRC, “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” – the newest “Twilight” movie which sees main characters Bella, played by Kristen Stewart, and the vampire Edward, portrayed by Robert Pattinson, marry and face the consequences of their union – has made more than $633 million worldwide since it was released on November 18.
Takei closes his clip with a final plea to Star Trek and Star Wars fans, saying: “Let’s us all just live and let live – long and prosperously. And, may the force be with you always!’
Watch George Takei’s Broker of Star Peace video below and let us know which side you are on – Star-Fan or Twi-Hard?