'Star Trek' Legend George Takei Slams 'Twilight'

Mon, December 12, 2011 2:16pm EST by 45 Comments
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The famous ‘Star Trek’ actor called Twilight ‘really, really bad.’ Was he out of line?

George Takei, best known as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, made a video addressing his former co-star William Shatner and Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher, who have been feuding over whose franchise is better, to focus on the bigger problem in the science fiction world today: Twilight.


George claims that what is needed today is “Star Peace” and says,”for there is an ominous mutual threat to all science fiction. It’s called Twilight and it is really, really bad.”

He goes on to insult Kristen Stewart‘s and Robert Pattinson‘s characters and explains, “Gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie or epic battles. In its place, we have vampires that sparkle, moan and go to high school.”

In addition to his mocking the series, he thinks Twilight doesn’t mentally stimulate the audience’s minds. “Sci-fi fans be warned, there are no great stories, characters or profound life lessons to be found in Twilight. Nooo…In Twilight, the only message that rings through loud and clear is: ‘Does my boyfriend like me?’”

He muses that he and his fellow ‘star folks’ should band together to end this ‘mutual threat.’

Do you think George Takei is being too harsh, HollywoodLifers?

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rin

Posted at 2:14 AM on December 13, 2011  

it is funny, just like twitards can’t distinguish good acting from bad acting, they also can’t understand humor. not really surprising since most them have a room temperature iq.

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Jennifer

Posted at 1:09 AM on December 13, 2011  

George is completely right. Im laughing at all the stupid little teens on here who dont know good movies and are getting all “Omg twilight is the best movie ever OMG im going to kill this george!”. Get over yourselves twilight movies, the acting and the “Special effects” all suck.

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Veronica

Posted at 1:00 AM on December 13, 2011  

No one knows who George Takei is….enough said!

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olivia

Posted at 12:53 AM on December 13, 2011  

ONE GEORGE TAKEI NEEDS TO SHUT UP AS DO ALL THE TWILIGHT HATERS NEED TO AND THE TWILIGHT SAGA RULES AND IT IS VERY VERY VERY ROMANTIC WITH THE EXCEPTION OF NEW MOON-THE SAGA FROM THE BOOKS TO THE MOVIES ARE BEYOND SUCCESS FULL AS ARE KRISTEN AND ROBERT’S CAREER’S!

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tessa

Posted at 12:10 AM on December 13, 2011  

he took the words right out of my mouth. he was NOT too harsh. and to the person telling him to go back to Japan etc. why don’t you go back to your country as well because of you live in America, WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS.

FYI, just because people don’t like twilight, that doesn’t make them a “hater” it makes them opinionated, just like you.

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bluebird

Posted at 11:29 PM on December 12, 2011  

Hey GEORGE TAKEI!GO BACK TO JAPAN AND COMMIT HARA KIRI!!! we don’t need your damn opinion here!You want to take a Twilight fame ride and be noticed!Life is unfair really because you slammed Twilight who is now the top grosser, earning almost 600 million dollars worldwide! What is quality movie? maybe you know one. Then why not make your own quality movie! But one thing is sure… we are NOT going to watch it!hahahaha! what is quality movie who doesn’t earn in the box office? We love Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson! We love Twilight! SO SHUT UP!!!

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paulina

Posted at 12:19 AM on December 13, 2011  

firstly, that is racist and rude.
secondly, why would one of the stars of star trek, one of the longest running and famous serieses that has stood the test of time (call me in 30 years when twilight is but a fugly snag on the blanket of pop culture) need to “ride the fame” of twilight?
thirdly, star trek earned, and is still earning, way more than twilight. ever been to a trekkie’s convention?
forth, I’m sure he knows quality movies which is why he is sane enough to know that a movie with bad graphics, a terrible plot and less than par acting is not quality. sadly, many people think that if a movie earns a lot of money it’s good. there are many horrible movies that earn a lot and many amazing but underratted movies.
lastly, I know of many people who can’t stand Kristen stewart and her expressionless face or Robert pattinson, or twilight as a whole.

and if people are going to call me a hater that’s fine. honestly, I’m just trying to logically explain why the comment I’m replying to is utter BS.

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RebeccaB.

Posted at 9:55 PM on December 12, 2011  

I honestly didn’t know that you’re supposed to learn life lessons from movies with vampires and shapeshifters.

Twilight isn’t a threat, it’s not challenging anything. It’s made for pure entertainment and if it is taken *that* out of context it is very stupid. Life lessons from a movie for young adults? Ha!

That’s like me watching an episode or two of Spongebob and asking myself, “Where’s the life lessons?” Are we that bored that we are actually gonna debate and analyze movies like these? And, whoever said that people who defend Twilight doesn’t know anything about good acting or movies, what do you even know about true acting or movies? It’s easier to just say something than to say it and know what you’re talking about.

Bottom line, if you don’t like it, shut up about it. Seriously, the haters are just as annoying and silly as the fans. I enjoyed the books (*NOT* Breaking Dawn!), but that doesn’t keep me from understanding or reading my favorite book, To Kill A Mockingbird. I *don’t* like the movies, either. They are cheesy, foolishly done, and too dramatic for its own good. All these people can act, just not in the Twilight movies for some freakishly odd reason.

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Sally

Posted at 10:16 PM on December 14, 2011  

” I honestly didn’t know that you’re supposed to learn life lessons from movies with vampires and shapeshifters.”

Are you seriously trying to say sci fi and fantasy novels/movies can’t have deeper themes? It’s like saying Frakenstein can’t have life lessons because it has a monster in it. And how are you suppose to derive life lessons from a monster?

Twilight does have an underlying theme. It’s called Mormonism. The women is nothing without the man, and her sole purpose in life is to live for him. If you think that’s a theme that shouldn’t be looked at critically, well, I’m suprised you’re out of your kitchen and on a computer.

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tori

Posted at 9:26 PM on December 12, 2011  

george takei is old and this movie is apparently not for him since it is aimed for a much younger audience. who cares what he thinks, fans opinions matter most

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cherry

Posted at 7:41 PM on December 12, 2011  

The TWILIGHT SAGA is the best and WAY better then star watever and this dude is just jealous the TWIGHT SAGA has more views than that dumb show of his and dont get Kristen and Rob in this, they are way better actors then he is….LOVE THE TWILIGHT SAGA its the best movie in this life time and if you dont like well to bad deal with it

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Lauren

Posted at 7:32 PM on December 12, 2011  

The fact that you’re all saying Star Trek isn’t talked about is ridiculous. The majority of you weren’t born in the era it came out and cannot speak for what it was like. Just because you think it’s not talked about now, which btw it is on real film websites not trashy hollywood websites, means nothing considering how old it is. I’m sure in 30 years time someone will be saying the exact same thing and that twilight isn’t “talked about”. Get a clue.

George Takei is also a brilliant man and highly successful. Way better than any of the actors in this film. Take time out of your lives and watch one of the titles he’s been in since 1955 and then compare the actors. For shame.

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Laila

Posted at 7:14 PM on December 12, 2011  

I do like the Twilight saga very much and just b/c I like it doesn’t mean I don’t know anything about acting or movies. The acting is not the best but the actors are still really good. Just b/c you don’t like the story doesn’t mean the movie isn’t well done. I highly doubt you would make a good movie even if you tried, let alone millions of dollars and become well known. Twilight is about love and romance and two very different people can fall in love. Star Trek is a totally different concept and the movie isn’t talked about anymore.

So the real question is, if you don’t like Twilight, why are you commenting?

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@blue eyes

Posted at 6:48 PM on December 12, 2011  

You defending Twilight means you don’t really know anything about good acting or movies

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blue eyes

Posted at 6:44 PM on December 12, 2011  

He is stupid, and doesn’t know anything.

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Sallie

Posted at 6:41 PM on December 12, 2011  

I love Twilight, but the acting is horrible.

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Jane

Posted at 6:29 PM on December 12, 2011  

Hey a..hold. Twilight Breaking Dawn has grossed $633.5 million. Apparently it is very, very good.

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Evan

Posted at 6:25 PM on December 12, 2011  

Did you even watched it?
It’s supposed to be funny!
But… In all fairness. He’s kind of right: no big life lessons from Twilight, that’s for sure.
And guys how much money an actor or an actress makes is no indication of the quality of the movie or the depth of the story!

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pau

Posted at 6:13 PM on December 12, 2011  

twilight is all about love and romance. star wars is a different kind of concept. he doesnt have the right to slam twilight that way. the total lesson of twilight is that love can cross any boundaries. love is a strong word which can make two people fall in love whatever their differences may be. well, i love twilight. everyone has their own opinions! but, he doesnt have to say those harsh words.. dang!

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Super

Posted at 5:43 PM on December 12, 2011  

Mmmm… Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson are beautiful, dirty rich, and amazing. I’m sure they could care less what some actor, that no one talks about anymore, would think.

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Alex

Posted at 10:06 PM on December 14, 2011  

You know that Robert pattison hates twilight too, right?

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Kelley

Posted at 5:32 PM on December 12, 2011  

Nuh uh. I disagree. I think Twilight is amazing.

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Seriously?

Posted at 5:13 PM on December 12, 2011  

Is there really people who do understand that this is a joke? Its supposed to be funny…and is.

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Rozii

Posted at 4:32 PM on December 12, 2011  

He is just jealous because Twilight is better than star trek and nobody is talking about that movie. The actors are very very good (Twilight), who think that they are bad have a serious problem in his mind

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Kate

Posted at 1:06 AM on December 13, 2011  

You dont know what good movies are then. Twilight does suck star trek is legend.

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wondergirl302

Posted at 3:46 PM on December 12, 2011  

i just read this and am totally speechless. i do not know what to say to that

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Eden

Posted at 3:29 PM on December 12, 2011  

Well, I kind of agree with him. The acting in the movies is REALLY bad, but they are also super succsesful. So, really, he doesn’t have the right to slam them in that way. He really just needs to mind his own buisness… even if he does make a vaild point in my eyes.

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Farrah

Posted at 3:11 PM on December 12, 2011  

SECOND TO COMMENT WHOOT !!! ……… i perfer twilight over star wars anyday !!! and for his information twilight is not all about if my boyfriend loves me ( its about true love and even though they are difrrent loves still bind them together) #TwIlIgHtmEgAfAn

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jen

Posted at 2:38 PM on December 12, 2011  

Slow news day Bonnie? The original quote was all tongue-in-cheek. Talk about taking something WAAAAYYYY out of context.

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