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George Takei Takes On 'Twilight': 'Star Trek,' 'Star Wars' Fans Should Unite (VIDEO)

George Takei

First Posted: 12/12/11 08:19 AM ET Updated: 12/12/11 02:11 PM ET

Star nerds, unite.

Leave it to Mr. Sulu to broker peace between the warring factions of "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" fans. Following the back and forth battle for space franchise superiority between his Enterprise captain William Shatner and the secret Skywalker Carrie Fisher, George Takei has appealed to the supporters of each sci-fi series to come together and fight back against their true common enemy: the bloodsucking romance, "Twilight."

"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 said. "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?'"

Valid points, all. But whether his appeal, after over thirty years of debate, will work -- that remains to be seen.

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