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George Takei Asks Star Trek, Star Wars Fans to Unite in Fight Against ‘Twilight’ [Video]

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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?

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20 Responses to “George Takei Asks Star Trek, Star Wars Fans to Unite in Fight Against ‘Twilight’ [Video]”

  1. Angel McVey

    dude, sulu needs to take his meds and leave twilight alone cause I like star trek, star wars AND TWILIGHT. there isn't anything wrong with it. He is just an old man who dnt believe in change!

  2. Judi Imse

    Stupid old man still looking for his 10 minutes of fame! Your day is gone, the world has evolved and the likes of "trekkies" have moved on to better things like Avatar and Twilight, deal with it! I remember Star Trek and the controversy it caused when Kirk was kissing a green alien, or an unfeeling, uncaring Spock knocking people out with a special neck pinch; how were these things any different than the things on the screen now? Just a different day with a different story line, it's still science fiction and it's still entertainment!

  3. Ilene King

    No Judi you are wrong! You are wrong and also rude! Everything about what is going on in the movies with the vampires is not right.. I am a Star fan and not ever a twilight one and will discourage anyone I know from liking twilight.

  4. Velvet Michael

    Star Fan Star Fan Star Fan. Seen one of the Twilight Movies and read the last book and was not impressed with either of them. Whereas Star Trek and all of its off shoots catered to all age levels, Twilight is quite frankly a teen age angst movie. I mean they are ok, just seem more like teen romance films then anything else.

  5. Crystal Grondahl

    SULU! Listen here..all hands on deck! What if we like both? I grew up on ST and just bc Twilight is out doesn't mean we can't like both! I <3 me some Twilight…but I will always have a place for the ST Enterprise! ohh and TEAM EDWARD! <3

  6. Billy Duarte

    Its cute, the two people who replied to defend their little beloved twilight.

    Go back to your garbage twilight. He has a right to his opinion. Welcome to being human, we all have an opinion. I think anyone who likes twilight is fucking retarded. Guess what? Its my opinion, and to me it sucks.

  7. Patsy Bennett

    Can't wait until the next star trek movie comes out May 2013–Maybe William Shatner wiill be in this one, I would love that.

  8. John Christie

    I think all the twilight fans here are missing the point. Twilight is not a journey where anyone learns anything. In Star Trek and Star Wars the heroes' journey have relevant messages about the human condition and what it means to take a stand for what is right and good. Twilight is an angsty piece of trash that makes girls believe its ok to love someone who is emotionally abusive, distant, has (excuse the pun) no character. There is n great lessons learned, no sacrifices made for the greater good. In the end you are poorer as a person for having seen it.

  9. Anonymous

    Youth today are such brain dead, worthless, lazy, self entitled, thieving, lying, manipulative, lying little pansies is it any wonder they identify more with zombies and vampires than with strong, smart, moral, and brave heroes? This generation doesn't deserve Star Wars or Star Trek. Every generation deserves exactly what it gets, even if that's economic collapse, anarchy, or martial law. And what do you expect of a generation "raised" by absentee parents on gangsta rap and "reality" TV and Facebook and texting? Does anyone think anything good could have come of that? Not saying it's the fault of youth (it isn't, not entirely anyway, and not by a longshot). Just "keepin' it real."

  10. Lisa Fisk

    I am suffering from the Stomach Flu and George Taki still managed to put a smile on my face. Gotta love that.

  11. Grey Braybrooks

    Don't be a generalizing douche bag. You can't label an entire generation as "pansies" just like we wouldn't be justified labeling all of the baby boomers as smelly old hippies. I for one would listen to Hendrix over any rapper any day, but i guess I'm just automatically a dumbass because a few stupid people choose to be.

  12. Kathy Ausderau

    Ilene…isn't it just a tad pompous and egotistical to think you are the sole voice in the universe allowed to speak for what people should and shouldn't like? Talk about rude! Isn't respect for individuals something that Gene Rodenberry tried to convey through his work? I'm sure he would be very displeased with you.

  13. Kathy Ausderau

    "…in Twilight the only message that rings through loud and clear is: ‘Does my boyfriend like me?’”.
    One would think that is right up Takei's alley. I think what the real problem people have with Twilight is that it is too clean and carries an ethic most people don't want to hear.

  14. Paul Alsoknownas

    I personaly don't care for the twit saga, However if you got to break it down the writer of the twit saga is basicly saying even Sub human creatures are Prone to to human values to.Even though human can put the leach in its place and walk a over shaggy dog.And well the Star Wars/ Star trak, have the same meaning! The Star/Adventure crews, are trial and error! With that said human is human and adapt to the unkown! Sub-human, well they can only mimic and go by instinc to prolong ones life long as possible……..

  15. Ilene King

    Merry Christmas to you Kathy Life gets better as you get older and with age comes wisdom. The bible tells me so as well as life.

  16. Kathy Ausderau

    Ilene King Happy Holidays to you as well. Has the Bible spoken to you lately about doing unto others as you would have them do unto you? I'm am old enough to know that everyone finds their own way to whatever it is that leads them to a better life of service. While Twilight and Star Trek are not my cup of tea, if they help others and rocks their respective worlds…yay! If I had to choose though, I'd go with Twilight any old day of the week over say True Blood where sex and violence run rampant as a gimmick to sell. Kind of nice to have stories with a moral no? That is just me though.

  17. Donna Kober

    It's all entertainment. Just enjoy it. You don't need to learn life lessons at the movies. If you do, then good for you, if you don't then just be entertained… If you like the movie go see it and if you don't then stay home. Do we really need to fight and insult others because of their entertainment preferences?