Skip to comments.19 Obvious Reasons Why 'Star Wars' Is Better Than 'Star Trek'
Posted on 05/18/2013 3:47:25 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
Even counting the newer "Star Wars" installments, the franchise is still better than the "Star Trek" universe. Fightin' words.
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I've always been partial to Star Trek myself.
This is bit of a silly topic but a little fun none the less.
Neat topic for sure. Not important in life but with all the seriousness that is going on, it is nice to have a little fun. I also am glad that these two franchises don’t go up against each other with a new release the same weekend....that would be something.
They didn’t even have the list handy. I grew up with Star Trek in black and white even. You need better reasons for Star wars as my like outweighs your “reason”s.
The Star Trek reboots moved me more to the Star Trek side. It seems I never move far from the center. Now they both have thrown out a Bush is bad, the US starts wars to take over movie.
What made both (Star wars and Star Trek the original cast and series) very good was the sense of humor in them. In the later Star wars ones that came out in the 2000s, Lucas all but trashed that. He took it way too serious which killed it which is why in my opinion they suck. That last one, Star wars revenge of the Sith was pretty good except for that moron Hayden whatever his name is who couldn’t act his way into a Democrat fundraiser wearing a Che shirt stuffed with money. They forget that humor = believability. That’s the way people interact in a social setting, humor is always involved in one way or another. I can’t remember one scene of humor in any of those later Star Wars episodes except for the retarded alien Jar Jar Binks which wasn’t humor at all, it was a Looney Tunes character without the charisma.
18: What Star Trek games?
17: This guy probably think Obama is a great leader.
16: I'll concede this one.
15: Remember the score from the first Star Trek film?
14: Just a bad point all the way around. It has to at least be believable.
13: Phasers and photon torpedoes!!
11: I'll concede this point as well.
10: Half naked green chicks.
09: I think the author might be gay.
08: Opening credits don't make or break a movie.
07: The borg!!!
06: ILM usually provided the effects for both franchises.
05: That's because it reminds of the Obama administration.
04: Remember the Ewoks or Jar Jar Binks?
03: The Enterprise is the coolest ship ever.
02: Just silly.
01: I'll concede this one.
The reason for why Star Trek V was so underwhelming is because the bean counters at Paramount cut the funding for the movie.
Kirk has aged better:
Ok, I love both. And throw in Stargate as well.
The best of the worst?
Star Trek was forward-looking and tried to deal with social issues. By the end of the episode, it was shown that in the fight between good and evil, good needs to be clever and not always play by the rules.
Star Wars was basically a tedious soap opera about a dysfunctional family. Kind of like of Dallas. The hardware was fun, though.
Insightful post, Grand Master! You deserve a tribble.
I always liked Star Trek when it first came out on TV. Still like that series pretty well tho there were a few individual shows which were pretty bad.
None of the Star Trek movies were any good tho Khan was fair. All the Star Wars movies were pretty good. The first two were really good. I did think Return of the Jedi was pretty thinly veiled liberal preaching. There was one Star Trek movie which was so bad that watching it should be considered extreme punishment. That one was the “Save the Whales” movie. Absolutely the stupidest movie I have ever seen.
Star Wars did have some hot babes whether I like them or not. Star Trek had a few in various episodes but none of the regular ones were really hot tho Yeoman whatever her name was, was not bad.
Flashing colorful panel lights conveying deep meanings, social justice, science, future, Western Civilization and such. Deep, man!
“Jar Jar Binks”
You spoke the name of the evil... Space Basset...now you must forfeit your life....
I liked the original “Star Trek” tv-series, but not really anything beyond that. I liked the first two “Star Wars” movies, but didn’t really care for anything beyond that. If I had to choose, I probably go with Trek, because it holds a stronger nostalgia for me. Plus, it might also reflect my preference for science-fiction over science-fantasty.
The only way Trek (original) falters for me somewhat in retrospect is its weakness in female characters. I think it must be a Roddenberry thing. Just got through watching his other, earlier series, “The Lieutenant.” And I’m familiar with his “Have Gun Will Travel” scripts too. He’s really weak on females. Seems to look at them through a rather sexist prism, like they are all a bunch of two-diminsional cocktail waitresses. And it’s not just attributable to the era. Other series back then showed much stronger female roles, in guest-star appearances or otherwise. Roddenberry was just downright weak in this department.
Both are good in their own ways.
I definitely like the 3 original Star Wars movies better than the latter ones.
Conversely, I like the latter Star Trek Movies better than then the earlier movies (with the exception of “Wrath of Khan” and the whale movies (yes, I know it was a left-wing environmental screed, but the humor was appealing in that movie).
I like the original Star Trek TV series and the second Star Trek series. Enterprise had its moments too. However, I did not care for the space station one or the voyager.
If the Borg had a lick of sense, they wouldn't even try to conquer Earth.
They'd park a recruiting ship in low earth orbit and offer eternal life to the elderly and dying.
The idea that any Star Trek movie was worse than Phantom Menace is laughable.
Star Wars copped out when it started appealing to little children instead of sticking to the traditional SF market of pimple-faced adolescent boys. But hey, you go where the money is. Live long and prosper. ;-)
Well, there’s certainly one thing Trekkies take to: http://www.macleans.ca/article.jsp?content=20050530_106573_106573
On point 13 - lightsabers? Sorry, communicators win, hands down. From the original flip phones to even the slab phones of today, communicators really struck a tone with pop culture and imagination. Sure, lightsabers are cool, but I can have them on my communicator too. :)
point 12: An extra boob wins against hobbit trolls.
Point 10: Uhura. With a bluetooth in her ear.
Point 9: Riker.
Point 5: Q. Nothing scared a Trek fan than hearing that Q was in an upcoming episode or movie. Nothing was more disastrous to the series.
Point 4: Jar Jar... That ain’t forgivable.
Point 3: The Enterprise series fixed much of this gripe. Then again, the US Navy is lacking in wave runners to go shoot at other wave runners with. The carrier is king.
Point 2: Might as well compare Lucas to Roddenbery, taking into account that one has been dead for so long. I’ll give points to the Great Bird of the Universe come roosting upon your porch.
Point 1: What a great villain, as Darth Vader. As Anikin Skywalker? KAAAAAAAAAAHNN!
Me too, I grew up with Star trek too in the 60s and maybe that’s the reason I like that one the best, but like my brother said, what made it so great was how it made the viewer use his imagination. Forget the cheesy sets and all the other stuff (like aliens always speaking English)...It was done in an expressionist -avant-garde style (no doubt due to budget constraints) which was a good thing because it forced imagination which made you feel it was yours. I remember my mood going wooooo absolutely through the freakin’ roof when I heard that theme...”Space...the final frontier..” Holy cow, nothing will ever beat that. I’m 52 and I think I must have literally watched every episode at least a few 100 times, I never get tired of it, it’s impossible.
The whole idea of a 6yr old little boy named Anakin flipping the same switch repeatedly to fly a space fighter and then destroying a armed military spaceship outweighs everything Star Wars after the first movie.
Then there’s “Luke I am your father”
I never thought of Star Wars as science fiction. It’s a children’s story that takes place in space. Star Trek, by comparison, is very adult, sort of Gunsmoke in space.
What I really liked about the Star Trek movies is that they all were really one big movie about the end of the careers of the whole cast.
I think it was probably unique amongst any serial movies ever produced in Hollywood.
What I’ve noticed as a grown up that I never understood as a kid:
“The Federation” is a giant UN fantasy where they don’t really want to kill the enemy; they would prefer the enemy made s’mores with them and sang Kum-By-Ah.
If Lucas has paid someone ten thousand bucks to write / edit the dialogue he’d have another billion dollars now. Truly cringe-worthy.
I have rarely gone to a movie knowing I’d regret it. But PM was that movie. I have the collection on DVD...and ‘it’ will one day become an unwatched collectors item.
Pick a side or be known across teH inTweWebZ as a Space Basset fan...
Personally I’d rather my crossdressing came out in publi....
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“4. Star Trek The Next Generation subjected viewers to having to watch Tasha Yar and Wesley Crusher.”
You know, he *does* have a point there... :-)
BTW, I’ll take Nichelle Nichols, Grace Lee Whitney, Michelle Forbes and Jolene Blalock over Carrie Fisher any day!
Loved Star Wars 4,5,6. But did not care for 1,2,3 too much. Liked Star Trek TOS. Star Trek 2 was the best movie. But did not care as much for TNG. Too much mealy mouth liberal crap and not enough action (though some was good)
So any fight where nerds slap fight like girls against each other between Star Wars TNG and Star wars episodes 1,2,3, will have to do it without me.
I will however square off with clenched fists against those who wish to denigrate Star TREK and Captain Kirk. ; )~ and when I do I will have background music from the gamesters of triskellion. And you can bet dollars to quatloos I will win. ; )~
The Federation are space Democrats based in San Fran.
Star Wars features rag tag Tea Partiers fighting an elite military like the revolutionary war, so Star Wars>Star Trek
Or we could always ask Weyoun
And Jeri Ryan
Oh, yeah. For example, there were these gems:
"It's the ship that made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs." What? It's three blocks to the store, but I made it in only one. Right.
"I'm haunted by the kiss you should never have given me." Ker-plunk!
"I don't care what universe you're from, that's got to hurt!" Yes, it does.
Now that Im with you again, Im in agony. My heart is beating, hoping that that kiss will not become a scar. My head is aching, hoping that clunker will not become a memory.
And my personal favorite, because I'm saving it for when 0bama finally gets frog-marched to a waiting paddy wagon, At an end your rule is, and not short enough was it."
Carrie Fisher was not beautiful but she was hot. I will admit Queen Amidala was pretty even if she is an idjit.
The hottest girl in any of the shows was Sherry Jackson the Android.
That said, I was absolutely blown away by the very first Star Wars -- we saw it in the theater and when the spaceships flew "overhead", we thought that was the coolest thing ever -- the special effects ROCKED. Star Wars by a nose.
... sorry, Jeffrey ...
And here I thought ours was the only family in America where Dad refused to get a color TV when they first came out....
Now I understand. You have resorted to liberal diversion tactics to try hiding your love of the evil Space Basset! (AKA that whose name must never be spoken)...
No Platinum Chip for you...
This is like arguing whether Deputy Dawg is better than Huckleberry Hound.
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