October 27, 2008, - 3:31 pm

Feuds I Wish Would Never End: Capt. Kirk v. Sulu

By Debbie Schlussel
And now, we interrupt this Presidential campaign with the latest in my series on “Feuds I Wish Would Never End”. I wish this one would last forever:
William Shatner versus George Takei. The former played Captain Kirk on “Star Trek,” and the latter played “Sulu” on the same show.
Recently, Sulu had a gay wedding ceremony at the Japanese American National Museum, and Captain Kirk is mad that Uhura and Chekhov were invited but not him.
In fact, the Shat is so steamed that he had his publicist interview him on the topic, asking softball questions, and posted it on his website. As Shakespeare once wrote, Captain Kirk, Thou Doth Protest Too Much. And beside that, who wants to go to a gay wedding, anyway?


William Shatner/”Capt. Kirk” v. George Takei/”Sulu”

Or Is It the Other Way Around? . . .

Beam me up, Scotty, and please don’t let this Starship Enterprise tiff ever end.
I do have to give Shatner credit, though. At 77, toupee or not, he looks great (after several wives, including one who died under mysterious circumstances) and regularly answers questions from fans via YouTube video, like this latest one:

Here’s partial video of my fave Shatner video ever:

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Feuds I Wish Would Never End:
William Shatner/”Capt. Kirk” v. George Takei/”Sulu” (Or Is It the Other Way Around?) . . .

Aretha Franklin v. Tina Turner . . .

Baba Wawa v. Star Jones . . .
Dr. Death, Baba Wawa & Star Jones Swimsuit Edition

HAMAS v. Fatah . . .

Donald v. Rosie . . .


8 Responses

Yeah, the Captain still has it going. The feuds are interesting at least from the visual perspective. I don’t know what’s going on with most of them, but at first blush, Aretha needs to let it go. Her personal repertoire is breathtaking, but she’s not taking care of herself. Women can no longer carry the weight publicly once past that certain age. She’s well past it. Tina, on the other hand, good heavens. She looks like a million bucks. I hate that she moved to Monaco or thereabouts and resides with a foreign national, but she’s worked hard to be able to do what she pleases. I have high confidence that a Tina concert would go off without a hitch. At an Aretha concert, the stomach would be burning in anticipation of some unfortunate or unintended snafu or faux pas.

iowavette on October 27, 2008 at 4:51 pm

I don’t care about the others, but I hope that Hamas, et al vs. Fatah, et al goes on forever.

chsw on October 27, 2008 at 7:08 pm

This one has really got me HOT!! As in the angry sense. Imagine Captain Kirk being snubbed so callously. The more Shatner changes there more he stays the same. As in the good ole’ days. Sexy, with a capital S. If I were getting married again, and sometimes I wish I were, I would definitely ask the Captain to be there. Susu is apparently a lulu… What was he thinking?

Roads Skolar on October 27, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Oh, well, Debbie, it’s just human nature to get miffed. I’m still a died-in-the-wool trekker (don’t like “trekkie”). Always will be. Have oodles of series tapes. But I digress. I realize none of us can push the rewind and turn the clock back 40 years, but I do wish Bill would drop about 50 pounds. Always looks like he’s about to pop, like the Pillsbury dough boy!
Sadly, time is taking its toll on the original series regulars, as it is on all of us. Too bad Bill has to finish out his years in a feud with a fellow cast member.

Floyd R. Turbo on October 27, 2008 at 11:47 pm

“trekkies” aka “trekkers” have always scared me. I just don’t get it. But when buck tooth books George Takei on Howard Stern, I’m there. Me wonders if they still have the annual weird trekkie convention at the Las Vegas Hilton? Elvis turned over in his grace annually in honor of that whacked out get together. I do know the poker room at the Las Vegas Hilton is 10/7. LVH sports book still sets an early line and is the only old skewl book left since the Stardust went 10/7. WTF of the day…Venetian stock(LVS)closed at $5.80 today, down from 52 week high of $148.76

ParaLyzer on October 28, 2008 at 12:08 am

Thanks, DS. I had read but don’t retain much given my folks are forever distracting me with work.

iowavette on October 28, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Pity the poor idiots who care what cap’n Kirk has to say about anything. Let the gay ex-trekkie alone. Who cares?

BB on October 28, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Whatever happened to Shatner’s Therapeutic Horseriding in Israel program?

Occam's Tool on February 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

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