Harrison Ford and Garrett Wang: Star Wars vs Star Trek

Star Trek vs Star Wars

Garrett Wang, who is best known for playing the eternally low-ranking Ensign Kim in Star Trek: Voyager, disclosed in the Delta Flyer Podcast that he creates with fellow Voyager alum Robert Duncan McNeill, that back when Voyager was in production in the 1990s, he almost ran over the legendary actor, Harrison Ford.  

In recounting this near-disaster, Wang described  driving through the Paramount Studios’ parking lot, he recalled speeding around a bend and Harrison Ford appeared out of nowhere, right in front of Wang’s car ‘I’m actually speeding around the parking lot, and I come around this one bend and this guy in a suit walks between two cars, right in front of my car, so I slam on my breaks,’ Wang said.

Garrett Wang as Ensign Harry Kim

When he realized who the gentleman in the suit actually was, Wang’s first thought was “Oh my god, I almost killed Han Solo!" I would have been hated by nerds everywhere."

Thankfully, no one was hurt in this parking lot episode, but think about this for a minute in a geeky nerdy way…had Star Trek’s Ensign Kim actually hit and harmed or killed Star Wars’ Han Solo, the eternal debate between fans of the two franchises could be decidedly more belligerent.  As it is, many fans debate on social media which fictional universe is better, Star Trek or Star Wars.  That debate is, and should be, ongoing and be both passionate and logical. 

Harrison Ford as Han Solo

Harrison Ford, of course, survived his encounter with the lowly ensign of a lost starship to go on to play Han Solo in the latest Star Wars movies, as well as to revisit his role as Indiana Jones.  Ford is also very well known to sci-fi aficionados for his role as Rick Deckard in the two Blade Runner films.  He is married to an actress with serious geek props as well: Calista Flockhart has starred in the popular Supergirl television show as Cat Grant.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Charles Reeves,(born September 2, 1964) an American actor and singer. Keanu Reeves is best known for acting in science-fiction and action-adventure moves such as the Matrix trilogy, Johnny Mnemonic , Chain Reaction, Constantine and Speed. His best-known role in a comedy is as Ted Logan in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Reeves is also a musician, playing bass guitar in the grunge band Dogstar during the 1990s, and in the band Becky. The name Keanu means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian. Reeves is of British, American, Chinese, and Hawaiian descent. Though born in Lebanon, he has never been a Lebanese citizen, as his parents were from the United States and Britain.


 
 
Keanu Reeves Filmography:
 

 Keanu Reeves’ Salary on selected films:
 
The Matrix Revolutions (2003) $15,000,000 + 15% of the gross
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) $15,000,000 + 15% of the gross
The Replacements (2000) $12,500,000
The Matrix (1999) $10,000,000 + 10% of the gross
The Devil’s Advocate (1997) $8,000,000
Youngblood (1986) $3,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
Links and Resources:
IMDB-
Keanu Reeves –Wikipedia Article
 
 
 

Keanu Reeves

Born: Keanu Reeves
Date of Birth: Sept. 2, 1964
Place of Birth: Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality: Canadian
Also Known As: K.C. Reeves
Nickname(s):
The Wall (as a goalie in high school hockey)
The One (from his Matrix movies0
 
Education:
High School(s):
De La Salle College (Canada)
Avondale Alternative
Career Info and Stats:
Occupation: Actor and musician
Years active in Industry: 1985 — present
Notable Acting Roles:


Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still
Neo in The Matrix Trilogy


John Constantine in Constantine


Jack Traven in Speed


Ted Theodore Logan in Bill and Ted s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted s Bogus Journey

John Wick in the John Wick series
 
Music Genre(s): grunge
 


Parents: Patricia Bond (née Taylor), and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr.
Significant Others:
Jennifer Syme (1999-2001) –Reeves’ girlfriend who gave birth in December, 1999 to their still-born daughter, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. Jennifer Symes died in an auto accident in 2001

Alexandra Grant (born in 1973)-American Visual Artist (current girlfriend)
 
 

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