We may be in the height of the dry season in Cape Town but you probably wouldn’t have guessed by looking at the dam…
It’s 4 May 2018, or if you’re an internet nerd or American, May The Fourth. It’s a pretty important date for Star Wars fans.
But what is supposed to be a celebration of Han Solo, Chewy and the Darthest Vader of them all, some just can’t help but remind everyone that Star Trek exists too.
Hijacking hashtags like #MayThe4thBeWithYou and #StarWarsinFiveWordsOrLess, Twitter users brought the sass and snark on Friday.
I’d rather watch Star Trek #StarWarsInFiveWordsOrLess
— Jenny just wanted to use all 50 characters because (@DreadfullyJenny) May 4, 2018
— Rob Anderson (@MrRAnderson78) May 4, 2018
Growing tired of the gag, some frowned at the “hilarious” few (million) who enjoy making the same joke each year.
This May 4th why not try a joke where you *hilariously* mix up Star Trek and Star Wars as I’m pretty sure eleventy billion people didn’t already do the same gag on this date for the last forty one years.
— DocHackenbush (@DocHackenbush) May 4, 2018
Some yelled out “Switzerland”, and watched the fight from a distance.
Never watched a Star Wars or a Star Trek
— DaRealPeaches (@Peaches8892) May 4, 2018
Meanwhile, the Australian House of Representatives we’re interested in starting a full scale war by posting an ode to Star Wars Day in Australia, with a GIF of Star Trek’s Cardassian battleships.
— Australian House of Representatives (@AboutTheHouse) May 4, 2018
French game developer Ubisoft joined in too.
May the 4th be with you! pic.twitter.com/GSjY1eeDTC
— Uplay (@UplayUbisoft) May 4, 2018
But forget the Star stuff for now, some on Twitter wanted to debate their own personal agendas, kicking off with Marvel versus DC.
Choosing between Star Wars and Star Trek is like choosing between Marvel and DC Comics. Both are good.
— ᛣ 𝕂𝕆𝕂𝕆 ᛉ (@namdevaram) May 4, 2018
And for some reason, The Office and Parks and Recreation we’re dragged into the conversation too. The nerve.
DC > Marvel
Star Wars > Star Trek
The Office > Parks and Rec
Audio of 24 hours of cats meowing > every Drake song ever.
— Hunter Jenkins (@jinx417) April 27, 2018
We agree with the feline sentiment, though.
Whichever side of the fence you’re on, we hope you all live long and prosper, and may the force be with you.
Feature image: freestocks.org via Unsplash