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Shatner: 'Star Trek' is way better than 'Star Wars'!

Sep. 20, 2011 at 6:55 PM ET

Oh, it is on!

Original "Star Trek" captain William Shatner is sharing his thoughts on the "Trek" versus "Star Wars" feud, and he isn't shy about telling it like it is. On video, even.

"First of all, 'Star Wars' is derivative of 'Star Trek' ... by what, 10, 15, 20 years? DERIVATIVE!" declared the man who once played the dashing Captain Kirk. (It's actually nearly 11 years. "Star Trek" debuted in September 1966, and "Star Wars" in May 1977.)

" 'Star Trek' had relationships and conflict among the relationships, and stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions," he also said during the taped interview, which he tweeteda few days ago. " 'Star Wars' was special effects! It was (visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic) at its best."

Check out the rest of what Shatner had to say about "Trek's" superiority:

Live long and prosper, feud. Live long and prosper.

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