He may have been a Captain in the 23rd Century, but Star Trek's original Sulu, George Takei, is trying to be an Ambassador for the 21st Century.

I have been a long time Sci-Fi fan and enjoy lots of different entries into that genre. Two of my favorites are now at war with each other. Star Trek and Star Wars.

Star Trek began it's life in 1966 and struggled through 3 seasons on NBC, but became a cult hit when it rolled into syndication in the early 1970's and got bigger and bigger as time passed.

Star Wars, on the other hand, was released in 1976 and blew audiences away with it's face-paced story telling and special effects.

Flash forward to 2011, where Captain James T. Kirk's alter ego, William Shatner, took to the internet to slam George Lucas' vision.

Well, Bill Shatner's video did not sit well with the Princess from a galaxy far, far away. Carrie Fisher quickly took to the web and made her two cents known.

And finally, to 'bring peace to the galaxy,' George Takei, who played Lt. Sulu on Star Trek, has reached out the 'olive branch' to bring these two warring sides together, but get's a dig in on another popular franchise.

 

Here's my take on the whole Star Trek vs. Star Wars 'battle.' Star Trek used real life issues and hid them cleverly inside science fiction tales, while Star Wars was more akin to the Saturday Morning Matinee cliff-hangers, like Buck Rodgers. Both are fun to watch and enjoy, but it's like comparing apples to oranges. There is no right or wrong, one is not better than the other. They are both great for what they were trying to achieve.

What are your thoughts of the ST vs. SW battle?