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William Shatner

George Takei Calls for Peace Between Star Trek and Star Wars

For a few month now, Carrie Fisher from Star Wars and William Shatner from Star Trek have been at each other’s throats. Shatner started it, then Fisher struck back by essentially calling Star Trek second-rate, but then Shatner got a little personal, bringing up Fisher’s weight. I guess that’s when George Takei, one of the world’s most glorious men and a man who has worked in both series, decided that he needed to defuse the situation.

Personally, I think George has a pretty solid point. After all, nobody’s going to back down in this fight and, well, Twilight IS really, really bad. What are your thoughts?

Viral Video: The Shatner Strikes Back

Oh, these two crazy kidders.

Remember earlier this last month when Carrie Fisher took William Shatner to task for a YouTube video he’d made? (Anyway, here it is again, and in it, Fisher presents a compelling argument that Star Wars was better than “Star Trek.”)

But now! William Shatner has struck back! In his response video, he teases Fisher for her recent weight loss. Then he argues that Star Wars only got by on its special effects, while “Star Trek” is more “hopeful.” Hmm!

The video is almost completely adorable, except for when Shatner insinuates that Fisher’s boobs are saggy, which is kind of a low (pun hardly intended!) blow. Still, Fisher’s last video was sorta asking for it.

Well? Who is winning this celebrity feud so far? (I love Fisher, but my money is all over Shatner.)

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Viral Video: Carrie Fisher Defends ‘Star Wars,’ Lambasts ‘Star Trek’

I admit that, lately, it’s been hard for me to look at Carrie Fisher directly: there is something so severe about her recent cosmetic enhancements. I don’t know. I guess she looks good? I guess? Maybe it just needs to “relax,” kind of like how a haircut doesn’t look good for a week or two.

Anyway, it’s a relief to know that the old bat is still in there somewhere. And here she is now, picking on poor William Shatner for no good reason. (Actually, that isn’t entirely true—she’s actually responding directly to a smack-talk video Shatner made in September.)

Carrie Fisher, insulting both Star Trek and William Shatner:

“Maybe they’re just, they’re ‘effects.’ They’re not called special effects.”

“Where do they go to? Klingon? It just sounds like a laundry detergent.”

“I have the metal bikini. By the way, Bill has borrowed it.”

“And he’s had a kidney stone, right?—get this!—that he sold for 75 thousand dollars. Now keep in mind, this is an item that one would have… it comes out of the person’s… what. Well, penis, ultimately! Yes! And that, to me, has never been something erotic. ‘Oh, is that out of William Shatner’s penis? Did it finally come out? Oh, great!’”

“Not that this is a big deal, but our merchandising is so much better. And my space buns—they’re so much better than Nimoy’s ears.”

In a fight between Star Wars and Star Trek, who would win? Weigh in!