With the release of the entire Star Wars filmography on Blu-ray this past week Mr. Star Trek, William Shatner spews some familiar tongue-in-cheek (and seriously thought-out) insights in the direction of creator George Lucas and the film’s actors ensuring the over 3 decade battle between the two franchises won’t be dying off anytime soon.
In Shatner’s most recent YouTube diatribe he has some direct and poignant points of discussion about the Wars.
“First of all, Star Wars was derivitive at best….derivitive!”
“Star Trek had relationships and conflict among the relationships and stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions,” he stated in his interview. “Star Wars was special effects, was ILM at its best.”
Talking about who was prettiest, Kirk or Solo, Shat spat: “God knows what those actors looked like in reality with all those special effects. There’s no telling what ILM did for those faces and hairdos. They may have walked around with nothing on.” And Shat ought to know. It is no secret that by Trek films number 5 and 6 the round man of the Enterprise was no longer hiding his or Scotty’s girth behind those infamous restrictive girdles worn on the early series and films.
Check out the entire Shatner video: