Star Trek star and Priceline pitchman William Shatner has been vocal about his distaste for the Star Wars franchise for quite some time. Even J.J. Abrams's spot at the director's helm for both franchises won't usher in a new era of peace as long as Shatner is trolling Star Wars fans hard on Twitter. Shatner made fun of the first Force Awakens trailer last November, as well as the unveiling of the new trailer and poster last week. He wasn't even taken by little BB-8!
Or the lightsabers.
With the new poster, he implies the new franchise was copying older space-adventure stories:
Not that old and not Luke. Have you noticed how they "borrowed" the spacesuit from Space 1999 https://t.co/PwqxOl2yWT— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 19, 2015
He has photos, too.
Check out SW vs Space 1999 pic.twitter.com/PymvpbzRJi— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 20, 2015
It didn't stop there.
And SWs versus BSG pic.twitter.com/CVmRqnECg0— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 20, 2015
But of course, this beef is really about Star Trek versus Star Wars.
And everyone knows SWs is a derivative of @StarTrek— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 20, 2015
If you respond to him, he'll just use that as another opportunity to troll.
Those that can; do Star Trek. Those that can't; do SWs 😘 https://t.co/6UqpNBgtwo— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 20, 2015
And troll ...
And troll ...
Disses? Something needs to have some aspect of respectability to be able to be disrespected! 😘 https://t.co/4Ag40BJQ27— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 28, 2015
He isn't even afraid to sass back at regular people!
Don't tell me to calm down after you make insipid remarks to me. https://t.co/NkeEAERsSZ— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 28, 2015
December 18 is going to be so much fun.