Nerd Pride Friday: ‘Wars’ Trumps ‘Trek’

It appears that Princess Leia and Captain Kirk are in a bit of interstellar combat, albeit 30+ years later.  And regardless of what Kirk has to say about it, I think that Star Wars rules!  So, the big question is, why are we even talking about this?…

Well, back in September, William Shatner, who portrayed Captain Kirk on the original Star Trek series, posted a YouTube video about how Star Trek was really better than Star Wars – how Lucas’ space opera was really “derivative” of Gene Roddenberry’s creation by 10-20 years. 

Well, a couple of weeks ago, Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy of movies, had to call Shatner out, posting her own video rebutting the critique.

Below are the videos to both Shatner’s original post, and Fisher’s reply.  Personally, I’d rather see the original Kirk and Leia duke it out, but I guess we’ll have to settle for their earthly thespians…

 

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