How to like both Star Wars and Star Trek 5 replies

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#1 12 years ago

Simple. DON'T COMPARE THEM. It's the apples and oranges principle. To summarize my meaning as briefly as possible…

Star Wars takes place in an entirely fictional setting where science as we know it does not apply. I believe the beginning premise of "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" by itself is meant to make that clear immediately. However, it deals with themes of morality that we can relate to, such as redemption, temptation, and the struggle between good and evil.

Star Trek takes a more "realistic" approach to science fiction. It's set in an idealistic future (as opposed to something like Mad Max) and has a timeline directly related to Earth, mankind, and the galaxy as we know it. Physics and other such things still apply in a way that we are largely familiar with. There are no flashy lightsabers or midiclorians, or all-powerful controlling Force. Though this does not make it "superior" to Star Wars, nor do I mean to imply that none Star Trek's stuff is far-fetched, it's definitely dissimilar to Star Wars in the way it’s presented. Star Trek deals ethical concepts too, but also not in the same way as Star Wars. The good guy/bad guy thing isn't always so clear cut.

I enjoy Star Trek and Star Wars equally. I don’t measure them against each other because they are really nothing alike, and there’s no reason why anyone can’t be a fan of both.


Pyro Lover

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#2 12 years ago

hopefully this will help some people stop fighting over such a ridiculous issue.

Sinister Øne

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#3 12 years ago

I never knew people did fight over afore mentioned 'rediculous issue'.

Stupid fools, why not enjoy best of both worlds


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#4 12 years ago

I like them both,but I just don't like how they did some of the star trek episodes so I generally like Star Wars better.


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#5 12 years ago

Both of them are great but if people just start saying things like "star trek is weaker,...." then i cant withstand it...


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#6 12 years ago

lol, great point CyberRaptor. I would have given you Rep for that post, but it isn't working :(