Nov. 16, 2011 at 12:56 PM ET
“Star Trek” vet William Shatner threw down the sci-fi gauntlet when he named “Trek” the superior franchise when compared to “Star Wars.” For over a month his claim went unchallenged, but now Carrie "Princess Leia" Fisher is declaring war.
“They’re not in the same league,” the actress behind Princess Leia stated in a video uploaded to her YouTube channel. “I mean, they have the word ‘star’ in the title, and there’s space travel, right? Where did they go to? Klingon? It just sounds like a laundry detergent.”
Ahem, that’s Qo’noS, but point taken. From there, Fisher got personal.
“My space buns — they’re so much better than (Leonard) Nimoy’s ears.”
Then things turned political.
“I hear that (former vice president Dick) Cheney likes ‘Star Trek,’” she said with a grin.
Before signing off, Fisher offered a tip aimed at Shatner.
“So, here’s the thing. If you see Bill Shatner, call him Han Solo,” she said.
Of course, Shatner’s already on to her jab. On his Google+ page, he’s asked supporters whether or not they think he should respond to her video.
What do you think, “Star” fans? Is one franchise superior, or are they both great in their own ways? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.