There are some age-old questions that beg to be answered -- why are we here? Could Van Damme beat Stallone in a thumb war? When Ryan Gosling runs for President, will anyone have the heart to tell him no?
And then there are some, like the relative merits of "Star Wars" versus "Star Trek" that may never find a resolution… until now.
Sci-fi legends William Shatner and Carrie Fisher have taken to the internet to prove once and for all which beloved franchise is the best.
On Sept. 15, Captain Kirk himself posted a video online in which he tells an interviewer, "'Star Trek' had relationships and conflict among the relationships, and stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions… 'Star Wars' was special effects. 'Star Wars' is derivative of 'Star Trek.'"
Shatner continued to argue his point, saying, "Princess Leia, as beautiful as she was, and as wonderful an actress as she is, can't compare to the marvelous heroines we had on 'Star Trek.'"
Responding to Shatner's dig, Fisher posted a video earlier this month saying, "I had the metal bikini. By the way, Bill has borrowed it. I want to see him in his clingy outfit again."
Not to be outdone, Shatner responded, "Talking about special effects, it's true, 'Star Wars' did have the best special effects… The only thing is, you guys forgot about story, and character, and plot development."
And as for the battle of physiques, while Shatner maintained that he could easily slip into his stretchy captain's uniform, he voiced his concerns about Fisher donning her classic slave Leia outfit. "I don't know that we're ready for you in a bikini," said Shatner. "You in a bikini now? That needs more than push and pull. It needs a lot of uplift."
Check out the videos, courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times: