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Old 05-23-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
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Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Who likes which series of movies better? My vote goes to Star Wars movies. They're more entertaining, they have more interesting storylines, they have more action, and better looking guy actors!

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Is there really any comparison? Some of the Star Trek movies are great (such as Wrath of Khan), but then you have the first one, the fifth one, and most of the Next Generation ones which are just not very good.

Now matter how flawed SW Ep. I and II are, they are not nearly as boring as the worst Star Trek movies.

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Pure sci-fi entertainment along the lines of big explosions and action. Yes.

In terms of movies only,better storyline,perhaps, better writing (dialogue,etc) nope.

Star Trek's heart & soul is in its television legacy, not so much its movies.

I always consider Star Trek to be the thinking man's Star Wars. I addressed this in another thread about Star Trek. Lucas vision was inspired by past stories about redemption, fall from grace, father-son stuff. Roddenberry's vision was inspired by the hope for a better future for humanity, yes idealistic, but very positive and compelling.

But I have both on DVD.
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Star Wars. I like Star Trek as a series, but the only movie I ever really enjoyed was First Contact.
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I'm a Star Wars person, never got into Star Trek. I don't know, I love sci-fi.
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Star Wars,hands down,the plot, the characters, George Lucas.

and Um Hayden Christensen & Ewan Mcgregor ..need I say more?
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Old 05-23-2005, 04:40 PM   #7
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Star Wars is a religion
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A Star Destroyer could blow up the Enterprise in a second.

'Nuff said
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Star Trek, even though I only really like The Next Generation part of it. Star Wars may have its cinematic grandeur but TNG IMO has better characters and acting and its storylines are richer and more complicated. I also always found it endearing that Star Trek attempts to show the future of -our- world; whereas even with the prequels Star Wars just never really felt like a cohesive universe to me.
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:31 PM   #11
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The "original" movies in both series are far superior to the latest offering from both franchises.
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Originally posted by theblazer
The "original" movies in both series are far superior to the latest offering from both franchises.
I definitely agree with this statement.
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Old 05-24-2005, 01:22 AM   #13
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There really is no point in comparing; the two series are concerned with totally different themes and approaches, and have totally different styles. The only similarity is that they take place in 'space', and even then its not the same part of space. At least, I've never be able to compare them.


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Star Trek all the way!
The only series I never could get into was Deep SPace 9. But I looove all the others. Yes, even Enterprise. How can you hate that series with so many Andorian episodes?
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Star Trek is the intellectual cousin of the Cowboys and Indians in space that is Star Wars.

There have been many episodes of Star Trek that mirror the sociopolitical environment of the time of writing the episode

Star Wars is indeed a religion - Shinto to be precise.

RIP Gene Roddenberry

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