TheSmokingGun An argument over “whether ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’ was a better movie” turned violent Saturday afternoon when an Oklahoma man shoved his roommate to the ground and began choking the male victim, police allege. According to an Oklahoma City Police Department report, the cinematic dispute resulted in the arrest of Jerome Dewayne Whyte, 23, for the assault of Burke Bradley Warren, 19. During the “Star Wars”/”Star Trek” argument, Warren “became so frustrated” with Whyte that he left the pair’s shared living area and went to his room. As he departed, Warren told Whyte, “You’re just a trick.” That comment prompted Whyte to follow Warren into his room, where Whyte allegedly twice shoved his roommate to the floor and then sought to “choke out the victim,” police reported. While being strangled, Warren “went in and out of consciousness.” Since police judged Whyte to be the “aggressor in this altercation,” he was arrested for assault and battery. He was also charged with marijuana possession. A post-arrest computer check revealed that Whyte had outstanding arrest warrants in connection with prior convictions for passing bad checks and child abuse. In both of those cases, Whyte failed to pay fines and restitution ordered at the time of his sentencing. It is unknown which film Whyte, seen in the above mug shot, believed to be superior. Whyte is currently locked up in the Oklahoma County jail.
Is there any question that Star Wars is better than Star Trek? It’s not even remotely close right? SportSmasher.com is a sports/culture blog, and as the owner or president or king of the blog I am not a movie guy at all, I watch sports and drink cold beer. However, the original Star Wars is trilogy is one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time, and Star Trek is that old show with William Shatner in a jumpsuit. That’s how things work in my mind, and in the minds of the people I hang out with, which are mostly dudes who watch sports and drink cold beer. I have a confession to make, other than the first three Star Wars movies, I’ve never seen any Star Wars or Star Trek movie or show. Star Wars > Star Trek. Sports > both.