William Shatner Tells Star Wars Fans On 4Chan To “Get A Life!”

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By Tiny Diapana | More Articles
December 30, 2017  01:16 PM


Warning: This article contains a few spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Star Trek icon William Shatner’s always loved riling up Star Wars fans, destabilizing what little peace lies between the Star Trek and Star Wars fanbases by trolling netizens.

The release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi has renewed the age-old Star Wars vs Star Wars debate. Though the film has been enjoying overwhelmingly positive critic reviews and stellar box-office performance (the Star Wars sequel trilogy installment is set to reach $1 billion at the global box office right before New Years), The Force Awakens sequel has become a divisive Star Wars installment. Though some fans enjoy the depth of The Last Jedi, others don’t really appreciate the changes director Rian Johnson’s made to Star Wars lore, subverting expectations by killing off Snoke and turning Rey into a nobody.

Seeing this as an opportunity to make fun of Star Wars fans, Shatner headed off to 4Chan to troll the fanbase, telling the noisy bunch to “Get a life.”

“I come here to see what's going on and post after post is about Star Wars?

Get a life! 

With love, Captain Kirk”

Though some might say that the post could have been a fake, the Star Trek legend then hopped on Twitter to confirm his little prank.

BTW /tv/ yes, that was me. pic.twitter.com/U6HgbjIqwm

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 29, 2017

It isn’t really a surprise though, Shatner has trolled the Star Wars community so many times though, calling BB-8 the new Jar Jar Binks, saying that J.J. Abrams is a pig for taking on both franchise, and calling the trailer for The Force Awakens.

Guess we’ll be expecting more from him when Abram’s Episode IX comes out.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently screening in cinemas.

 

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Tiny Diapana is a literary dilettante and warrior of the written word. She has a penchant for poetry, with some of her compositions seeing publication in various local and international anthologies. Tiny is drawn to magic realism (eg. Salman Rushdie, Etgar Kerret) and books that are stylistic and Kafkaesque. Her free time is often spent on boardgames, books, manga, comics, pop culture series, movies and practicing bass.
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