Star Wars vs. Star Trek argument escalates into a KNIFE FIGHT!

An argument over whether Star Wars was better than Star Trek got out of hand in Oklahoma recently. By the time the confrontation was over, punches were thrown, people were choked, and someone was slashed with a knife.

Frankly, I'm kind of disappointed they didn't use lightsabers and Klingon Bat'leths.

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Jerome Dewayne Whyte, 23 (pictured above), was arrested July 1 on a complaint of assault and battery, possession of marijuana and outstanding Oklahoma County warrants.

Oklahoma City Police Department reports show that Whyte and another man were in the living room of an apartment in the 1400 block of NW 16 Street when they began arguing if Star Wars or Star Trek was better. The victim told police he became frustrated and stated "You're just a trick" before walking back to his room.

Whyte allegedly followed the man and shoved him to the ground. The victim got back up and told police he stated "You wanna replay that?" and was once again shoved to the ground. 

Police say Whyte then wrapped his arm around the victim's neck and began choking him. The victim was near unconsciousness when he pulled out a pocket knife. Whyte let go and reached for the knife, cutting himself. He then left the room.

Police later arrested Whyte and booked him into the Oklahoma County Jail.

Sadly, we don't know whether Star Wars and Star Trek won the fight, so the argument continues.

Victor Medina is a freelance writer based in Dallas. He is the editor of several websites, and his writing credits include The Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, and He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. You can follow him on his blog, or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at

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