Mr Sulu Declares Twilight Common Enemy of Star Wars and Star Trek

The whole thing here is obviously very-tongue-in-cheek.

I tried to be good….I tried to take the high road…I really did…but there are too many non-PG-13 Star Trek jokes going on in my head coupled with Star Trek behind the scenes lore that is legendary…firing this photon torpedo back: Poor Sulu, this is what happens when warp factor 10 only happens with a double dose of bran flakes followed by a viagra chaser. :)

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  1. Was it just me or did George have sweat building up on top of his head? I was waiting for that bad color job to start running down his face. And the only person that can really pull off the black/grey/white stripped hair is Pepe Le Pew.

  2. OMG that is so funny. Thanks for sharing. I’m betting George LOVES Twilight!

  3. Once again Twilight is at the bottom of the fandom pecking order. I was willing to laugh along at first since there have been funny razzes of Twilight (the best was ‘Phantasma’ on ABCFamily’s Huge), but Takei’s characterization is such lazy, inaccurate bashing.

    But it does capture what the various fandoms (SW, ST, BSG, Buffy, Potter, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Saw, James Bond etc.) have done for years to smooth over their differences – “Well, at least we can all agree that Twilight is the worst thing ever, herp dee derp.” Few in the sci-fi/fanboy/geek community hesitate to diss Twilight and its fans since we, and Twilight, are beneath them, no matter how much they and their obsessions have been made fun of by others. In animal behavior and social science, the lowest on the social scale – the scapegoat, outcast, whipping boy, fall guy – has an important function of reducing conflict among others in the hierarchy.

    You know what, Twilight is simply too real, too intense for a lot of sci-fi/fantasy fans. Their loss. It’s not an infantilized escape, a vicarious power/violence fantasy, a sleazy soap, nor a banalization of tired tropes like a lot of sci-fi/fantasy franchises are (not to single any out), but rather a mythicized take on young adult rites of passage (first love, first heartbreak, love triangle, marriage & childbirth) using a fresh approach to vampire/werewolf lore.

    I have a lot of affection for Takei and the rest of the original ST cast. Perhaps if pressed he’ll claim he was just kidding, like Anne Rice did after the latest time she bashed Twilight. Or not. If he truly despises Twilight, that’s his perogative.

    If only more of the sci-fi/fantasy community could be as sensible about Twilight as Guillermo del Toro: “I’ve never been a big fan of the romantic aspect of vampirism. But I don’t fault the books — I think that is a perfectly legitimate aspect of vampirism and if they make a lot of readers happy, that’s fantastic.”
    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/11/interview-guillermo-del-toro/all/1

    As for the notion that Twilight is anathema to “true” vampire fans, this French vampire site (hundreds of reviews of many book and movie franchises – use Google translate if, like me, you don’t know French) likes Breaking Dawn Part One:
    http://morduedevampires.pagespro-orange.fr/Fiches/F1165.htm

    • You are fantastic. Love this comment.

    • Lynne Stringer says:

      I think most sci-fi fans don’t like the fact that Twilight’s main driving force is romance rather than killing people.

    • CullenCoven says:

      You always previde wonderful insight to the articles on TL. As for me, I’m just plain tired of other fandom’s disreguard for Twilight and its fans.

      • Joshua L. Roberts says:

        Blah blah blah…

        Guys… George is simply being funny… As Twi-News already reported, it is very tongue in cheek, as Star Wars and Star Trek fandoms have always veined for who was the most original and most influencial to modern sci-fi.

        In short…

        This is SUPPOSED to be funny… It isn’t serious. So stop whinning.

        As for other fandoms disreguard of Twilight? What about so called Twi-hards bashing trashing, and hating anyone who even criticizes the story. I’ve read several critic reviews of which were followed with some of the most rediculous and horrid comments, simply because the said critic didn’t like it…or didn’t get it.

        In short folks… Twilight as with Star Wars and Star Trek, Lord of the Rings… isn’t life. It’s fiction and entertainment.

        Have fun…

        People make fun… so what… People were making fun of Trekies and Star Wars fanatics 30 years before Twilight was ever dreamed of… The big difference between Star Wars/ Star Trek fans and Twilighters, is that they made geek sheik and reveled in their nerdness no matter what people said, where as a lot of Twilighters simply rage against the machine.

  4. Lynne Stringer says:

    I can take this as tongue in cheek, as it’s clearly meant. George is probably hoping that SM or someone will come out with a reply (it would be interesting to see what she’d say!). Or maybe we could ask Justin Chon to do another one of his videos in reply. That would be interesting, to say the least!

    • Lynne Stringer says:

      I’m tempted to do a reply myself, except that I’m no one in particular! It wouldn’t be too hard. If you want to pick on Star Trek just poke at wobbly sets and unconvincing aliens!

  5. with all do respect mr. sulu, your fans are 40 somethings who lives in their parents’ basement!!

  6. No matter how much this fandom gets bashed around, hated, criticised or other, we’ve just got to keep telling ourselves that it doesn’t matter. We may be the fandom which others say ‘well at least its better than twilight’, but they need to relalise that no matter what we’re all in this together. We’re a united fandom.

    I love star wars and harry potter but all I’ve heard off of those fans are that twilight is shit and so on. Do they really have no respect for other people’s opinions? Likes and dislikes? I have never ever said a bad word about any other fandom and I’m sure all of you on here haven’t either, so I don’t understand why other series have to. Its unneccessary and also childish.

    I had respect for George Takei but now, well its safe to say he blew it.

  7. Mostly I’m just happy to see Twilight being . . well, not “compared,” but . . . mentioned in reference to something other than Harry Potter, lol. (When will people ever stop trying to compare them? SHEESH!)

    I don’t know, I didn’t take this as “bashing” so much as the rest of you – there was too much joking going on throughout. (With all of the stuff between Shatner and Fisher at the beginning, how could you take it seriously? lol) Yes, it was cutting at Twilight, but to me it felt more like an inside joke . . . I took the whole thing as more of a compliment, really. Star Wars and Star Trek probably have the biggest groups of die-hard fans of any fandom in existence. They are THE fandoms that people think of most. The fact that they acknowledge Twilight as being another large fandom is kind of a feather in our cap. :)

  8. I’m just here for the beer! XD

    And, to watch.

  9. The Winner twins( sci fi authors) have great new video they made in response to this one . It defends Twilight
    the link is http://www.youtube.com/winnertwins.Im not sure how to post it to this site. Please pass around to all twilight fans:)

  10. Lynne Stringer says:

    I’ve done a reply! ;-) It’s here, if you want to see it!

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