Daniel Radcliffe Weighs in on Major Nerd Debate, Claims ‘Harry Potter’ Superior to ‘Star Trek’ & ‘Star Wars’!
Nuh-uh. Is it like, sci-fi/fantasy rumble month and no one thought to mention it?! Only last week William Shatner was talking about how he believes Star Trek to be superior to Star Wars, now Daniel Radcliffe is saying Harry Potter is better than both of them! What is happening!? Are these stars trying to start an all out nerdy bloodbath?!
Radcliffe’s statements come from a excerpt of footage from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 special features in which Radcliffe discusses Harry Potter with J.K. Rowling. The featurette promises to be fascinating, a discussion on Harry by the woman who created him and the boy who played him, but still, is this really the place for such nerdy hate speech?
His argument basically boils down to this: Harry Potter is literature, originally, so readers have a more engrossing and therefor more enriching experience when reading it as opposed to only watching Star Trek or Star Wars. All right, dude, I follow you. But I’m not going to say this anywhere within arms reach of a serious Trekkie or Star Wars geek. I’d rather not receive an attempted Vulcan neck pinch or force choke anytime soon.
What do you think is the cause of this recent sci-fi/fantasy smack talk? Are they trying to begin a intriguing discussion among fans or are they inciting what will soon be some serious nerd riots?