William Shatner Reveals What He Learned From The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

While the Internet had a collective meltdown yesterday over the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, with filmmakers like James Gunn and Kevin Smith expressing their glee over the first official look at Episode VII.

It doesn't look like anybody had quite as much fun -- or raised quite as many fanboy hackles doing it -- as Star Trek icon William Shatner.

In a series of tweets with embedded images, Shatner lampooned a number of aspects of the trailer, ranging from the obvious (that lightsaber everyone is talking about) to the somewhat less so (the fact that the Stormtrooper helmet seems to be smiling at you.

Check it out below, and we'll return for some more commentary at the end.

Shatner, who launched a Kickstarter campaign in support of his new book yesterday, drove a ton of discussion around the factoids, with some fans angry that he would be critical of the trailer at all, but most finding the humor in it.


(Our favorite? When someone asked him "Who do you think you are?" and he responded "The guy who just blocked you.")

Of course, it does seem like he may really not have enjoyed the trailer -- or at least that he's playing the part for fun. When film critic and producer Scott Weinberg commented that Disney could have monetized the trailer by offering it for $1.00 on iTunes rather than making it a free download, Shatner quipped "Because folks would've demanded their $1 back AND another $1 for mental cruelty!"