Breaking news: George Takei brokers Star Peace

I was 10 years old when Star Wars came out, and when Star Trek was on TV in a continuous loop of syndicated reruns.  A common playground topic was which of the two rocked harder, and the debate continues to this day, fueled by schticky banter on youtube between Shatner and Carrie Fisher.

Perhaps in an early display of mediation sensibilities, I embraced both shows, with props to Star Wars for fabulous special effects and Campbellian heroes, and big ups to Star Trek for its 1960’s political allegories that even a child could grasp.

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