William Shatner: ‘Star Trek’ owes a big thanks to ‘Star Wars’


The war over which series is superior — Star Trek or Star Wars — is older than the internet itself, but Lucasfilm’s stories from a galaxy far, far away just found an unlikely ally: William Shatner.

He dropped the truth bomb on attendees in typically dramatic fashion during his talk at the 15th annual official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas on Saturday.

“First of all,” the Captain Kirk actor began (via CNN), “Star Wars created Star Trek. You know that?”

Star Trek actually came first chronologically, with the TV series that Shatner starred in having aired from 1966 to 1969. But inconvenient timeslots and a small — if passionate — audience led to its eventual cancellation. …

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