George Takei – George Takei calls on sci-fi fans to unite against Twilight.
The actor best known as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek is asking sci-fi fans to unite against the Twilight franchise.
He has stepped up to finally smash the beef between “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” fans. The 74-year-old actor asked them to come together and fight back against their true common enemy, the vampire-themed fantasy romance novels.
“Gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie, or epic battle. In its place we have vampires that sparkle, moan and go to high school,” George Takei stated. “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’… In ‘Twilight,’ the only message that rings through loud and clear is: ‘Does my boyfriend like me?'”
“Fellow star folks. Cool it down, and shut your big worm holes,” he stated in a video message posted online following the outbreak of a war of words between William Shatner, who played Captain James T Kirk in the original Star Trek Series, and Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Stepping into galactic peace broker mode, George warned: “What is 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.”
“Let us band together to combat this mutual threat. On my part, I have written to some friends hoping they can help us rid the world of this vampire menace. Buffy, Blade, it’s up to you now,” said Takei, as images flashed up showing the two named fictional vampire killers.
“So Starfriends, let us live and let live, long and prosperously, and may the force be with you always.”