The leads of the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises have come to verbal blows as of late, and a certain mellifluous Enterprise helmsman has attempted to ameliorate the situation. What this public spat ignores is that there's a superior Star film out there, one that eschews flights of fancy and makes your appreciate the grim, icy mechanics of our lousy reality. I am, of course, talking about the 1986 extraterrestrial-flan masterwork Star Crystal.
As you may have noticed, William Shatner fired the opening salvo back in September, which Carrie Fisher returned her own riposte. This in turn prompted a recent conciliatory video from George Takei, who urged Trek and Wars fans to focus their vitriol on the funfetti-pigmented wampyrs of Twilight.