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    Default Star Wars or Star Trek and why?

    OK ... which is cooler Star Wars or Star Trek and why?

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    Default Re: Star Wars or Star Trek and why?

    Star Wars.


    Picard goes on impulse engines through the asteroid belt.
    Han Solo floors it.

    In Star Trek they try Diplomacy first in all situations.
    In Star Wars, they send in an Elite fighting force first. If that fails, they then try diplomacy.

    Lt Cmdr Data has no emotions.
    R2D2 has no inhibitions, a bad attitude and rocket jets in his feet.

    The Emperors in Star Wars shoot lightning out of the fingertips. The Emperors in Star Trek spit when they talk.

    Two Words for ya: Light Saber.
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    Default Re: Star Wars or Star Trek and why?

    For me, Its difficult to make a clear choice. The Star Wars Stories were stories made for the Films.. and were rated as good by me. As entertainment.

    As were the TNG and Voyager and others made for television, and film... I think I would pick the Star Trek series of Stories

    simply because its a vision I can imagine as real and covered a much broader span of stories..

    Gene Rodenbury showed great insight..inventing the cell phone.. and ... Oh well maybe not. But that thing they called the trycorder looked like a I-pad.

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    This was actually a tougher decision than I thought it would be. But, I voted Star Trek overall. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love them both, but it's a matter of context. I love Star Wars for the fantasy/entertainment more than Star Trek and I like Star Trek more for the possibility of our own future as a species and almost equally for the entertainment/humanity aspects. Much like what Astromark added above.
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    Default Re: Star Wars or Star Trek and why?

    You know what?

    I really don't get it. What can anyone here relate to in the Star Trek depiction?
    What's the appeal in the humanity depicted in Star Trek?
    Who the hell wants "Paradise?"

    Who was the winner in Star Trek?
    Captain Kirk. Kirk was a rule breaker. He didn't follow form, he did what he believed.
    He kicked a klingons ass or he broke the prime directive- repeatedly. Kirk... was like Han Solo.
    Picard represented that ideal- someone that was supposed to find the diplomatic solution. But the only times he really shined on the show- Is when he ordered battlestations and called fire.
    In the movies, they didn't show Picard overcome all his confrontations with diplomacy. Sure, they talk big about it- But no. He overcame using primitive violence.

    Even Star Trek knows it doesn't mesh well with it's own ideals.

    Star Wars is some goofy storytelling... But it shows characters we can relate to. People struggling with insecurities and inner turmoils. Seeking balance but not finding it. Making bad choices and paying for them. Or trying to make the right choices while subjected to uncertainty. I cannot relate to Picard or Janeway. I can relate to a very mild degree with Sisko as portrayed or maybe Worf. Maybe Kirk when he's had a really bad day and is grumpy and feels like rules are for suckahs.

    But Chewbacca? Han Solo? Anakin Skywalker? I see myself in those folks. They can be assholes, do the wrong things, do the right things and still be HUMAN the whole time. Not StarFleet programmed robots.
    Wesley Crusher? I can't relate... I can't even figure out with certainty its gender...

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    Time and Space are relative
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    Cool may be Absolute.
    A google search for Chuck Norris, Star Wars and Star Trek comes up with more Chuck Norris/Star Trek links than Chuck Norris/Star Wars links.
    (but then, there are more Lego/Star Wars links than Lego/Star Trek links - which might balance things out)
    By Norris Association, I might have to go with Star Trek.

    I've been into sci-fi since I was a teen - and it's not cool. I ask my kids about cool and they ignore me. They're right.

    Chewbacca - Cool!
    Ewoks, Jar-Jar Binks - if Cool could evaporate, the whole pool of cool just disappeared.

    Chaos and fractals - within the large area of uncool there are small areas of cool.
    Seven of Nine - HOT! and cool.

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    The Milleumium Falcon reminds me a few cars I have owned.
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    Default Re: Star Wars or Star Trek and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    The Milleumium Falcon reminds me a few cars I have owned.
    Ah, so you are the proud owner?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Two Words for ya: Light Saber.
    Three words for you: Seven of Nine.
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    Default Re: Star Wars or Star Trek and why?

    I do know it was just a story line, but Jeri Ryan's depiction of Seven of Nine was a high point in the Voyager series.

    I found the whole 'Borg' concept fascinating..

    Without making foolish nonsense of a good idea the whole Next Generation and Voyager were the high point of great fiction..

    'Fiction !' You mean to tell me that they were not real...and the film records weren't just beamed in for broadcast... from some distant place... OH.

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