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Star Wars OR Star Trek?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by FoogieFighters, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Sheenagh Tucker

    Sheenagh Tucker Newbie

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    I prefer Star Wars because I grew up with it. I remember the iconic designs and characters which are indeed impressive.
     
  2. gentlejah

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    Both. I love the first 6 Star Wars movies. Star Trek TOS and DS9 are two of my favourite shows.
     
  3. RDKirk

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    They all get my money.
     
  4. MissRowy

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    The 2 reboot movies Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness are a major disappointment (except for the music which is brilliant)
     
  5. Eudaimonist

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    I wasn't disappointed. I like those reboot movies. They are so much better than Insurrection and Nemesis, which are snooze-fests.

    The worst thing that can be said about them is that they aren't quite Star Trek. They don't have anything like a Roddenberry feel. Perhaps they are a blend of Star Trek and Star Wars.


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  6. RDKirk

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    I would rather re-watch any of the three reboots than any of the TNG movies save "First Contact." And most of the TOS movies as well.

    But, true, the reboots are not Rodenberry's Star Trek. The problem is that today's audience is not the audience of the 1960s--I personally am not the same person I was in the 1960s, and I would not be interested in TOS if it were presented in the same way today as it was when I watched it in the 60s.

    The reboots in concepts and "feel" fit into a darker universe that can lead to the Dominion War (which had the same effect on the Federation as 9/11 had on the US).

    Post 9/11 audiences won't really cotton to the TOS/TNG Federation. The DS9/Enterprise Federation is for post-9/11 audiences. the Federation where there is a secretive Section 31 (for acceptable reasons and for unacceptable reasons) are for audiences who understand that the real world has entities like the NSA.
     
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  7. Crusader05

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    I wasn't a real big fan of the reboots, they just didn't have that Star Trek spark.
     
  8. JAM2b

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    I didn't like the first one. I haven't seen the second.
     
  9. MissRowy

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    Star Trek Beyond was by far the best reboot. And I agree with you about the TNG movies. First Contact is the best out of all of them because it actually links to the Enterprise episode Regeneration.
    Don't even get me started on Star Trek 5...
     
  10. possibletarian

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    For big movies.. it has to be star wars
    But I do enjoy Star Trek, I particularly enjoy the characters in Deep Space Nine.
    I heard that Netflix were creating another Star Trek series called Discovery.
     
  11. sunshineforJesus

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    I love Star wars
     
  12. Radrook

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    Star wars has a space opera touch to it that places scientific fact secondary to plot and action. I prefer Star Trek the New Generation TV series.
     
  13. Armoured

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    Incorrect. Star Wars is superior by all metrics.
     
  14. Radrook

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    "Para los gustos los colores!" As the saying goes in Spanish. Or "Öne man's poison is another man's food!"
     
  15. Armoured

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    I'll see your Spanish saying and raise you a John Williams score
     
  16. CrystalDragon

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    I remember before I watched Star Trek, I asked my dad which he liked better, Star Wars or Star Trek. He then brought up that it's hard to say because they're totally different mediums. Started watching Star Trek from the Original Series and loved it since.

    I love all the Star Wars movies, and I love the first two Star Trek series and the recent movies (I'm a few episodes into Deep Space 9 and haven't seen the others.

    I think I'd say I like Star Trek best just because there's more material that I've seen, especially The Next Generation. Data is amazing. :)

    Star Wars does have one of my favorite composers of all time though. :)
     
  17. RDKirk

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    The Expanse rules them all.
     
  18. Eudaimonist

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    Eh, not really. The Expanse is good, but not that good.


    eudaimonia,

    Mark
     
  19. Lazarus Short

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    Indeed no - Fireflly rules them all. It has been described as 14 hours of ecstasy and a lifetime of regret.
     
  20. PKFox

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    I prefer Star Wars, but a friend of mine prefers Star Trek so we have a little back and forth playful disagreement about which is cooler. But as for which is nerdier...