Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Blaster Crasher, Apr 14, 2010.

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Was Star Wars or Star Trek better?

  1. Star Wars is better

    38 vote(s)
    58.5%
  2. Star Trek is better

    27 vote(s)
    41.5%
  1. Blaster Crasher

    Blaster Crasher Banned

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    Which was better? YOU DECIDE!
     
  2. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    Both are good in my book.
     
  3. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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  4. SpencimusPrime

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    Comparing those 2 is like comparing an apple and...uh...a steak. Yep.
     
  5. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    I'm not deeply invested in either, but I prefer Star Trek.

    I feel like Trek is better written with characters I care about while exploring the human condition. It makes Star Wars seem black & white. Plus I still watch TOS and TNG when they're on TV, while Spike's Star Wars marathons don't interest me.
     
  6. Spoiler

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  7. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    I like Star Wars more than anything Star Trek has ever done until the '09 movie, which trumps all the Star Wars movies.

    So, Star Wars.
     
  8. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Hmm, hard to decide. Star Wars has had its share of bad movies and TV shows, but so has Trek....

    Ultimately, I'm going to go with Trek. Nothing against Star Wars, but it has only 3 good movies and one good mini-series, whereas there are 6 good Trek movies and a lot of good TV shows. Plus, I think the characters are a little more developed, and I also like the look of Trek a little more.
     
  9. Team Jetfire

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    Starwars Pre-1998
    Star Trek Post 2008
     
  10. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

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    I personally prefer the Star Trek series (not counting the newest film).
     
  11. NCStarscream

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    Well, overall Star Wars is far and away my preference, but it's tanking hard with this animated show garbage and I love where Trek is going with the '09 reboot.

    So Star Wars gets my overall vote - still have hope for the franchise with the live action show, The Force Unleashed, and the Old Republic era stuff - but it's drifting in the wrong direction while Trek is doing things right.
     
  12. Jochimus

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    I've always liked both, but Star Wars has always edged out Star Trek for me.

    Then again, my affection for both franchises doesn't extend much past their 1980s incarnations, either, with rare exceptions (Tartakovsky's CW shorts, Abrams' Trek).
     
  13. Optimus1986

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    I love Star Wars, but I also love the original Star Trek with Shatner and Nimoy. Cannot stand TNG or anything else after, minus the new film which I adored because it got back to basics.
     
  14. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    Both have their ups and downs. But I like Trek more.

    Out before the flame wars begin.
     
  15. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    I never liked either.

    Star Wars I can appreciate for its effects. I've always liked model and stop-motion effects work. But the story never did anything for me. It's one of those things where its reputation precedes it. For me it didn't live up to the hype.

    Star Trek seems a bit utopian, but like many utopias it always struck me as rather dull. Particularly the Next Generation. It's like a future with no culture. Everyone just goes around in naff uniforms.

    But then that's just my impression. I never really watched it enough to form a judgement.
     
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    That's like comparing Bay to Bruckheimer.
     
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    Star Trek, hands down for me. I grew up on Star Wars, and I do enjoy it, but it doesn't even come close to Trek in my mind (except for the new Trek movie, Star Wars is far better than that abomination). But really, I don't know why people even talk about these two franchises in the same breath, they're just about as different as two sci-fi series set in space can be. I suppose it's just because they're so popular.
     
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    Star Wars is terrible.
     
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    I never got into Star Trek (the new movie was excellent, though), but watching Star Wars was almost inevitable for me. So my vote will go to Star Wars, even though I'm not really a big fan of either.
     
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    I prefer RC cola myself.
     

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