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Star Trek vs Star Wars (Now with poll-y goodness)

Posted: Nov Fri 14, 2008 2:51 pm
by elizabethswann
I saw Quantum of Solace at midnight with my best friend and they showed a brand new trailer for the new Star Trek movie which got me very excited. I told my step-dad about it since he loves both Star Trek AND Star Wars but I want to know what you guys like better. I know this is the neverending question since a lot of people have their favorites so break out your geeky side and let us all know!

Posted: Nov Fri 14, 2008 3:03 pm
by Jacca5660
I am a fan of both! I grew up with Star Trek. After seeing Star Wars (When it first cam out), 5 of my friends and myself joined the navy (we were going to be navy pilots! yea that happened. LOL!) They both have an equal place in my heart.

Now one of my son's (who is the top student in his grade and has been for about 4 years. He's in 8th grade) Want's to go to Cal Tech so he can be close to Lucas. In an assignment last year he wrote George Lucas was his hero!

Posted: Nov Fri 14, 2008 4:11 pm
by agingerbugg
Star Trek all the way. The message of Star Trek (albeit, impossibly optimistic) is one that makes everyone hope for the future. Star Wars, is just your typical war movie, just in space and with a weird incestuous side. Don't get me wrong, episodes 4-6 are on my list of favorite movies, but I just don't do it for me like Star Trek does.

Posted: Nov Fri 14, 2008 8:51 pm
by Donalds1Fan
I used to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation a lot when I was younger. Not particularly sure why because it frankly creeped me out and I thought the plots were weird. On the other hand, I love Star Wars movies and find nothing creepy, odd or strange whatsoever about them.

Go figure! Then again, Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies, so I must just be special. :lol:

Posted: Nov Sat 15, 2008 12:20 am
by yodiwan1
let's see......still thinking...I will just use the force for this one... SW hands down!

Posted: Nov Sat 15, 2008 6:07 pm
by js3901
personally, I like both, but I prefer Star Wars. my 4th grade teacher turned me on to Star Trek: TNG, and I watched every-so-often. But, there's just something that draws me to the Star Wars universe...

Posted: Nov Sat 15, 2008 7:09 pm
by elizabethswann
I've grown up with the Star Trek universe even though my dad was in love with both franchises. I've been more fond of it because of the movies with the original cast. I do enjoy Star Wars off and on but I can't really get all into it.

Posted: Nov Sat 15, 2008 8:53 pm
by Future Guy
I'm a huge Star Trek fan. I spent my childhood pretending to be Captain Kirk. Mr. Spock was my imaginary friend. I guess the reason I first fell in love with EPCOT is that Future World's 1980s-flavored future bears a lot of resemblance to the look of the Star Trek films of the '80s.

Although I've never been to a convention or worn a Star Trek costume, I do contribute to a Star Trek fanzine at times, and I know waaay too much about how Warp Drive "works". I've seen the trailer for the new movie, and although it's got the right-wing Star Trek fundamentalists angrier than Nancy Grace after the Duke lacrosse players were found innocent, it looks like a lot of fun to me.

Of course, I love Star Wars too (on top of the cabinet over my desk at work, I have a bunch of Star Wars figures posed as though they're dancing in a conga line), but at the end of the day I think I'd rather be in the Captain's chair of the Enterprise than in the cockpit of an X-Wing fighter.

Posted: Nov Mon 17, 2008 8:48 am
by bamato
I honestly really love both. It was hard to decide on just Star Wars. I watch generations all the time, but generations is really the only ones I liked. Aside from the old Kirk movies. I dont watch any of the old or new tv series.

Posted: Nov Mon 17, 2008 12:14 pm
by boilerbabe
I never got into Star Trek but I did enjoy all the Star Wars.

Posted: Nov Mon 17, 2008 2:57 pm
by bluebayougirl
My dad always made us watch Star Trek, and I had never seen Star Wars until episodes 1-3 (and Clone Wars, which have become a family fav!) came out to theatres. I think this one is a tie, althought I am leaning toward the clones, lol! :) - blue

Posted: Nov Tue 18, 2008 12:09 pm
by billville
I cant stand star trek for some odd reason. Ive tried watching it a few times back in the day, but could never get into it. I guess im just one of the poeple who just dont get it. I enjoy star wars a lot and am even one of the very few who also enjoyed the prequels. I thought they were very entertaining and the story was good in my book. :mrgreen:

Posted: Nov Tue 18, 2008 5:04 pm
by broncoflyer8912
I have always enjoyed Star Wars since I was young. I love the mythology of the SW universe, and the original trilogy dealing with the redemption of Anakin, and the battle of good vs. evil is just something I think almost everyone can identify with. Plus who hasn't wished they could use the Force or wield a lightsaber?!?!

Posted: Nov Wed 19, 2008 12:26 pm
by Future Guy
Speaking of Star Wars, did anyone catch the second Robot Chicken Star Wars episode last Sunday night? It was hilarious.

Posted: Nov Wed 19, 2008 3:45 pm
by broncoflyer8912
Future Guy wrote:Speaking of Star Wars, did anyone catch the second Robot Chicken Star Wars episode last Sunday night? It was hilarious.
No I didn't catch it, but good news is that it is again on this weekend, and the first SW Robot Chicken will play before the second once so it will be an awesome hour of Robot Chicken Star Wars edition!!!