According to Windows Phone UK on Twitter, "Trekkies" should celebrate Star Wars Day

Today has been named as Star Wars Day for quite a few years now, as May 4th could be used to say, "May the Force (Fourth) be with you). Microsoft's UK division decided to post a message on the their Windows Phone Twitter account to celebrate the occasion, but apparently the person in charge has his sci-fi franchises slightly confused.

The post says that "Windows Phone Trekkies" should celebrate today, As nearly every good sci-fi follower knows, "Trekkies" is a term for fans of Star Trek, not Star Wars.

Some Twitter users are already taking the Windows Phone UK account to task for this geek faux pas:

​At the time of this writing, Microsoft's UK office has yet to correct this error. Hopefully, someone over there will fix this issue and restore balance to the Force.

Update: The post has finally been deleted but it did post a message that said, "You didn't miss our typo, Twitter! *blushes*."

Thanks to Neowin editor Andy Weir for spotting this!

Source: Windows Phone UK on Twitter

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If not for STAR WARS the TREK film franchise (and TNG) wouldn't have Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) who's provided the amazing visuals for the majority of them. ILM's model department also built both the Enterprise-D and E.

ILM also built the majority of the fleet (Reliant, Excelsior, Grissom, Spacedock, etc)

Fezmid said,
Anyone think they did it on purpose? They're sure getting a lot of press about it. :D

I dunno. Social media reps aren't always the brightest bulbs in the box.

I don't understand how anyone can compare Star Wars, which is pretty terrible, to the rich and expansive universe of Startrek. The latter wins hands down ;)

It's like comparing Spore to a fully modded Skyrim.

Until you look at the new movies.
I just hope there will be a new series soon, with and from people who know what Star Trek stands for.

simplezz said,
I don't understand how anyone can compare Star Wars, which is pretty terrible, to the rich and expansive universe of Startrek. The latter wins hands down ;)

The Star Wars universe was expansive, specially with the novels and comics. However, it WAS, since Disney considered that anything that is not inside a movie as non-canon. So, the infamous Holiday Special is canon while Anakin turning into a full fledge Sith is non-canon.

Well, if it weren't for Star Wars, TMP would have been a new TV series -- and who knows if we'd ever gotten the rest of the movies (or the other series). So I'd say Star Wars deserves some credit.

Of course, they maxed out their credit with those awful prequels... ;)

elenarie said,
Spaceballs > Star Wars, any day, any time.

Completely different movies, but each to their own. I like both.