Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Mark Hamill, Patrick Stewart clash in Uber Eats ad
Luke Skywalker and Captain Jean-Luc Picard face off over ... tomatoes?
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
Make it so, Luke. The
universes clash in a new ad for Uber Eats that stars Patrick Stewart -- who plays Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Trek fame -- and Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars world. Both stars dropped a teaser from the commercial on Sunday, and Stewart shared the full ad on Monday.
In it, the two approach each other in a creepy, water-splashed warehouse, and Hamill announces his plans for a veggie cheeseburger on ciabatta, with no "to-MAY-toes," pronounced the American way. Stewart declares his dinner will be four-cheese tortellini with extra "to-MAH-toes," giving the word the British pronunciation. It looks like the two are going to come to blows, with a baseball bat and what appears to be a cricket bat standing in for lightsabers and phasers, and suddenly they find themselves in a weird argument about Hamill's "daddy," which we're assuming means Darth Vader. Meanwhile, Uber Eats delivers their dinners and all's apparently well.
The Star Trek-Star Wars worlds aren't the only different universes that face off when Stewart meets Hamill, as fans were quick to point out this is a Marvel-DC clash too, with Stewart playing Professor X, leader of Marvel's X-Men, and Hamill voicing DC villain The
in numerous shows, films and
"Not sure if loyal to Professor X or scared of Joker to be honest," wrote one Twitter user.
Fans weren't sure they wanted to pick sides between the two sci-fi greats.
"I've given you both likes on this," one Twitter user wrote. "I'm being fair, but to be honest I like you best. Don't tell the other guy."
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