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(Business Insider)   Nineteen reasons why Star Wars is better than Star Trek. Well, maybe just the Abrams reboot; there's no way Star Wars is better than Deep Space Nine or The Original Series   (businessinsider.com ) divider line
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2013-05-19 07:10:29 PM  
 
2013-05-19 08:18:44 PM  
As a fan of both, please for the love of Christ, NO.
 
2013-05-19 08:33:28 PM  
Just got back from the new ST:ITD in 3D.  Not bad, but the LENS FLARE is so stupid it defies explanation.  I cannot imagine that he didn't see the tremendous negative feedback from the last movie about the stupid lens flare.  So, doing it again is unforgivable.
 
2013-05-19 08:36:36 PM  
Unless Trek does a Christmas Special it defaults to being better than Star Wars.

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2013-05-19 08:44:38 PM  
A star ship captain of the Enterprise doesn't know how to put sentences together or run a crew.

I'm not sure if TFA was trying to be ironic with that sentence or not.
 
2013-05-19 08:45:28 PM  
But seriously folks, you'll get an Abrams Wars to compare to your Abrams Trek soon enough.  May god have mercy on us all.
 
2013-05-19 08:49:16 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Deslidifide:

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You MIGHT have a point if that view of her was on the screen for more than about 1 second in the movie.  We got to oogle Leia in the gold bikini for a lot longer than that screen flash.  The rest of the movie they had her all wrapped up.
 
2013-05-19 08:56:36 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Deslidifide:

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No. The blonde had bigger tits but Princess Leia in a gold bikini is Princess Leia in a gold bikini.
 
2013-05-19 08:58:54 PM  
Carrie Fisher in a gold bikini chained to a fat alien.

Carrie Who?

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/list sucks
//both are awesome in parts, and lame in parts
 
2013-05-19 09:02:39 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Carrie Fisher in a gold bikini chained to a fat alien.

Carrie Who?

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/list sucks
//both are awesome in parts, and lame in parts


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2013-05-19 09:06:29 PM  
Dialog.... 1,000,000,000,000,000 points to Star Trek.

Star Wars loses.

The article was lame though. Data beats those two droids hands down. Also comparing a low budget TV show to big budget movies of the time and bashing the effects of the low budget TV show is pathetic. Poor poor article.

/I like Trek and Wars both very much
 
2013-05-19 09:08:06 PM  

serial_crusher: Lionel Mandrake: Carrie Fisher in a gold bikini chained to a fat alien.

Carrie Who?

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/list sucks
//both are awesome in parts, and lame in parts

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Quick! Everyone get half naked and go the goopinator!
 
2013-05-19 09:11:44 PM  
And here's the thing:

If you go up to a hardcore, true-believer Star Wars fan and tell him that Attack of the Clones is awful, he'll sputter and get red-faced as he defends the movie.

If you go up to a hardcore, true-believer Star Trek fan and tell him that Star Trek V sucks, he'll agree with you.
 
2013-05-19 09:16:41 PM  

serial_crusher: Lionel Mandrake: Carrie Fisher in a gold bikini chained to a fat alien.

Carrie Who?

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/list sucks
//both are awesome in parts, and lame in parts

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Really?  We have to do this?

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2013-05-19 09:22:40 PM  
I always felt Star Trek was the superior sci fi franchise by dint of actually incorporating reasonable scientific elements while also engaging in social commentary. Star Wars is just a pulpy soap opera set in space.
 
2013-05-19 09:26:30 PM  
Yes, yes, both are good by no Dark Star.
 
2013-05-19 09:27:27 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Yes, yes, both are good by no Dark Star.


Damned Weasel to English translator.

"Yes, yes, both are good but no Dark Star"
 
2013-05-19 09:45:36 PM  
Star Trek is better. But they are not the hell your whales.
 
2013-05-19 09:55:11 PM  

Majick Thise: Dialog.... 1,000,000,000,000,000 points to Star Trek.

Star Wars loses.

The article was lame though. Data beats those two droids hands down. Also comparing a low budget TV show to big budget movies of the time and bashing the effects of the low budget TV show is pathetic. Poor poor article.

/I like Trek and Wars both very much


Empire Strikes Back would like a word with you. Some of the best quotes of all time. OF ALL TIME. However, I'll give you Data being cooler than the droids.

/particularly like how Ford improvised the "I know" scene. It was exactly what Han Solo's character would have said and wasn't in the script. And then there's the whole "Never tell me the odds" bit. I mean, dude.

//I sometimes yell, "Punch it, Chewie," to my dog when crossing a major street, even though it's not the exact quote.

///also, the music in all the Star Treks doesn't hold a candle. Ladies and gentleman, Mr. John Williams.

/May have paraphrased that Family Guy quote.
 
2013-05-19 10:03:51 PM  
Really? We need to have this thread?
 
2013-05-19 10:05:13 PM  

dickfreckle: //also, the music in all the Star Treks doesn't hold a candle. Ladies and gentleman, Mr. John Williams.


Really. The new Star Trek films have like one musical theme going for it. Compared to Williams in Star Wars and Goldsmith, Horner in the other Star Trek films it's sort of sad.
 
2013-05-19 10:07:30 PM  

Mugato: dickfreckle: //also, the music in all the Star Treks doesn't hold a candle. Ladies and gentleman, Mr. John Williams.

Really. The new Star Trek films have like one musical theme going for it. Compared to Williams in Star Wars and Goldsmith, Horner in the other Star Trek films it's sort of sad.


Yeah, I don't love the music, which is weird since Giacchino is one of the best working today.
 
2013-05-19 10:10:47 PM  
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2013-05-19 10:20:18 PM  
Star Wars had 2 good movies (Star Wars (1977 - I refuse to call it Episode 4 or A New Hope) and Empire Strikes Back). Return of Jedi was silly, especially with the stupid Ewoks bits. The prequels sucked. The Clone Wars TV show might be okay.

So, in the last 36 years, Star Wars offers up 2 good movies and an okay TV show.

Star Trek had at least 4 good movies, 2 truly outstanding shows (TNG and DS9) and one really legendary and iconic show. Even Enterprise was okay after a certain point.

There is simply no comparison. Star Trek is the better entertainment option for your buck. The fact that it indirectly inspired such things as the cellular phone, certain medical diagnostic technologies, the "tractor beam", the modern directed energy weapon (the Military has a nonlethal directed energy weapon called the PHASR - I'll give you two guesses as to what inspired that), the quantum teleportation technology and computer tablets is just icing on top.

What did Star Wars inspire? Glowing plastic swords? Guys who put "Jedi" in their religion on census forms?
 
2013-05-19 10:22:25 PM  

RexTalionis: So, in the last 36 years, Star Wars offers up 2 good movies and an okay TV show.

Star Trek had at least 4 good movies, 2 truly outstanding shows (TNG and DS9) and one really legendary and iconic show. Even Enterprise was okay after a certain point.


I'm a ST guy, but its worth pointing out that KOTOR is a tremendous game and should count if we're going to be looking at total franchise entertainment value. ST has never had a good game.
 
2013-05-19 10:24:51 PM  
The original series was fecking HORRIBLE.
 
2013-05-19 10:26:36 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I always felt Star Trek was the superior sci fi franchise by dint of actually incorporating reasonable scientific elements while also engaging in social commentary. Star Wars is just a pulpy soap opera set in space.


Stop making farking sense.  It isn't acceptable around here.
 
2013-05-19 10:26:58 PM  
I just watched the end of Enterprise Season 2 and the beginning of Season 3 back to back.  Until now I never realized how much more terrible the Season 3 theme song was.  It's like the lens flares in STID.  "Oh, you didn't like that?  Well here's something even worse!"
 
2013-05-19 10:29:05 PM  

DamnYankees: RexTalionis: So, in the last 36 years, Star Wars offers up 2 good movies and an okay TV show.

Star Trek had at least 4 good movies, 2 truly outstanding shows (TNG and DS9) and one really legendary and iconic show. Even Enterprise was okay after a certain point.

I'm a ST guy, but its worth pointing out that KOTOR is a tremendous game and should count if we're going to be looking at total franchise entertainment value. ST has never had a good game.


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While I don't disagree with the premise that KOTOR was a better game than any of these listed, to say that Star Trek has never had a good game just means you haven't played many Star Trek games. I've played all of these and they were all excellent - and if you look up their ratings on metacritic or something similar, you'll see that most critics and players agree.
 
2013-05-19 10:31:41 PM  
Watched both new Treks this week, haven't seen the old ones. Zach Quinto went total beast mode, I love that guy. Wore my Millenium Falcon T-Shirt to the show just to mess with the Trekkies.

//Be sure to bring ionized goggles with you to the show, this one comes with 25% more lens flare
///Back by popular demand!
 
2013-05-19 10:32:36 PM  

DamnYankees: ST has never had a good game.


The Elite Force series was at least decent.

And it was probably the only good thing to come out of Voyager.
 
2013-05-19 10:34:42 PM  
How many great hours of Star Wars are there?  6? 7?

How many great hours of Star Trek are there?  100?  200?
 
2013-05-19 10:35:11 PM  
I'm in the middle of rewatching all of Deep Space Nine right now (well, almost all of it... I skipped the time-travel two parter in season three about the Bell riots) and I have to disagree. Star Trek (TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager) slightly edges Star Wars (original trilogy, most of the EU written pre-Phantom Menace) mostly due to the sheer volume of quality material. I don't count the prequel trilogy, anything EU written after the prequel trilogy came out, Star Trek: Enterprise, or any of the awful Abrams Treks as I have no interest in any of them- I am officially an old guy, clinging to the past, unwilling to even admit that the present exists. Even though I'm 26 years old.
 
2013-05-19 10:35:36 PM  
I think Star Wars is better than Trek, but that is a horrible list. Though I would put the Wrath of Khan over any of the Star Wars 1-3 movies. Really. So people will say, "Yea but you're old and those movies were made for kids!" If that's true then what was all that bull about the Force and the Midiclorians medial bullshiat, or the whole convoluted clone/trade federation plot? That's not really so simple a thing for kids to understand.
 
2013-05-19 10:36:10 PM  

PanicMan: How many great hours of Star Wars are there?  6? 7?

How many great hours of Star Trek are there?  100?  200?


Let's not kid ourselves. The amount of 'great' hours of Trek is well less than 100. But there is value in quantity, in spending time with people and places you love, even when the quality isn't always perfect.
 
2013-05-19 10:36:24 PM  
 
2013-05-19 10:38:40 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Yes, yes, both are good by no Dark Star.


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2013-05-19 10:41:08 PM  
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2013-05-19 10:53:35 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I always felt Star Trek was the superior sci fi franchise by dint of actually incorporating reasonable scientific elements while also engaging in social commentary. Star Wars is just a pulpy soap opera set in space.


Star Wars is fantasy. It's got a science fiction backdrop, but ultimately, it's a fantasy movie, with spaceships, and in fairness, better critters. In the same way that Chronicles of Riddick was a fantasy movie, with a science fiction backdrop. Heck. CoR was frippin' King Kull, just without a lot of guys with beards. When you look at the two franchises, Star Trek is science fiction. Pure and simple. Social development, futurist projections, shared history, filling in the blanks between the series and present day. Star Wars, is removed. It's a fable, with blasters, and light sabers, and cool powers, and very little explained, but it's got a techy look that at least remains somewhat consistent. There isn't a feeling of progress in Star Wars, because there is no reference points. It's long, long ago, in a galaxy far away. It's legend. It's mythic. It's a samurai romance, but with big effects and gigantic critters.

In the same way that John Carter isn't really science fiction. It's got Mars, it's got Martians, it's got radium guns, it's got princesses and powers, but precious little science. It's a backdrop, for a fantasy.

Comparing the two as science fiction franchises is difficult, because they aren't really the same genre. You'd be better off comparing Farscape and Star Trek, than comparing Star Wars and Star Trek...
 
2013-05-19 10:56:34 PM  
I think we are losing sight of the fact that fans of both franchises are significantly higher in social status than Dr. Who fans.
Let just be happy about that.
 
2013-05-19 10:57:34 PM  

serial_crusher: I just watched the end of Enterprise Season 2 and the beginning of Season 3 back to back.  Until now I never realized how much more terrible the Season 3 theme song was.  It's like the lens flares in STID.  "Oh, you didn't like that?  Well here's something even worse!"


That theme song sucked ass all the way through.  They just managed to make it worse in season 3.

Star Trek theme songs should not have an idiot with a guitar singing on them.
 
2013-05-19 10:58:11 PM  

DamnYankees: Let's not kid ourselves. The amount of 'great' hours of Trek is well less than 100. But there is value in quantity, in spending time with people and places you love, even when the quality isn't always perfect.


I disagree with that premise, here's a list of the best episodes of Star Trek TOS, TNG, and DS9 (by my reckoning). They add up to at least 100 hours by themselves, not counting the movies and the odd stray episodes of Voyager, Enterprise and The Animated Series.

TOS:
Where No Man Has Gone Before
Mudd's Women
What Are Little Girls Made Out Of
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie, Part I
The Menagerie, Part II
Balance of Terror
Shore Leave
The Squire of Gothos
Tomorrow Is Yesterday
Space Seed
Devil in The Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
Amok Time
The Changeling
MIrror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
I, Mudd
Journey to Babel
The Trouble with Tribbles
The Ultimate Computer
The Enterprise Incident
Day of the Dove
The Tholian Web
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
TNG
Encounter at Farpoint Part I
Encounter at Farpoint Part II
Datalore
Conspiracy
The Neutral Zone
Elementary, Dear Data
A Matter of Honor
The Measure of a Man
Q Who
Who Watches the Watchers
Deja Q
Yesterday's Enterprise
Sins of the Father
Sarek
The Best of Both Worlds Part I
The Best of Both Worlds Part II
Family
Reunion
The Nth Degree
QPid
Redemption Part I
Redemption Part II
Darmok
Ensign Ro
Unification Part I
Unification Part II
Cause and Effect
I, Borg
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow Part I
Time's Arrow Part II
Relics
Chain of Command Part I
Chain of Command Part II
Tapestry
The Chase
All Good Things Part I
All Good Things Part II
DS9
Emissary Part I
Emissary Part II
The Circle
The Siege
Blood Oath
Crossover
The Jem'Hadar
The Search Part I
The Search Part II
Past Tense Part I
Past Tense Part II
Through the Looking Glass
Improbable Cause
The Die is Cast
Explorers
The Way of the Warrior
The Visitor
Our Man Bashir
Homefront
Paradise Lost
Accession
Shattered Mirror
For the Cause
To the Death
The Ship
Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places
Trials and Tribble-ations
Things Past
Rapture
For the Uniform
In Purgatory's Shadow
By Inferno's Light
Doctor Bashir, I Presume?
SOldiers of the Empire
Children of Time
In the Cards
Call to Arms
A Time to Stand
Favor the Bold
Sacrifice of Angels
Statistical Probabilities
Waltz
Far Beyond the Stars
In the Pale Moon Light
Tears of the Prophets
Faith, Treachery and the Great River
Once More Unto the Breach
The Siege of AR-558
It's Only a Paper Moon
Inter Arma Silent Leges
Strange Bedfellows
The Changing Face of Evil
Tacking Into the Wind
The Dogs of War
What You Leave Behind Part I
What You Leave Behind Part II
 
2013-05-19 11:00:04 PM  

RexTalionis: I disagree with that premise, here's a list of the best episodes of Star Trek TOS, TNG, and DS9 (by my reckoning). They add up to at least 100 hours by themselves, not counting the movies and the odd stray episodes of Voyager, Enterprise and The Animated Series.


Youre really generous with your definition of greatness. QPid? Time's Arrow? All those crappy TOS episodes?
 
2013-05-19 11:02:45 PM  

DamnYankees: RexTalionis: I disagree with that premise, here's a list of the best episodes of Star Trek TOS, TNG, and DS9 (by my reckoning). They add up to at least 100 hours by themselves, not counting the movies and the odd stray episodes of Voyager, Enterprise and The Animated Series.

Youre really generous with your definition of greatness. QPid? Time's Arrow? All those crappy TOS episodes?


Time's Arrow was Awesome. Mark Twain and everything.

QPid is great for the line of "Captain, I must protest... I AM NOT A MERRY MAN!"

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2013-05-19 11:02:46 PM  
I saw "Into Darkness" this afternoon and was completely sucked into it, even with __________, ________, and the place where they ___________, which was surprisingly effective. Oh, and the 3-D rocks.

Regarding "Wars" vs. "Trek," or old "Trek" vs. rebooted "Trek": You just have to think of it as when one old relative tells you a bedtime story vs. when another old relative tells you a bedtime story. Each will tell it differently, but when the storyteller is into it, it's your favorite story, too.
 
2013-05-19 11:10:32 PM  
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2013-05-19 11:14:28 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: This should be settled the only reasonable way, pictures of hot cosplay chicks.


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2013-05-19 11:17:26 PM  

RexTalionis: DamnYankees: RexTalionis: I disagree with that premise, here's a list of the best episodes of Star Trek TOS, TNG, and DS9 (by my reckoning). They add up to at least 100 hours by themselves, not counting the movies and the odd stray episodes of Voyager, Enterprise and The Animated Series.

Youre really generous with your definition of greatness. QPid? Time's Arrow? All those crappy TOS episodes?

Time's Arrow was Awesome. Mark Twain and everything.

QPid is great for the line of "Captain, I must protest... I AM NOT A MERRY MAN!"

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Don't forget Worf breaking the lute, a la John Belushi in Animal House.
 
2013-05-19 11:17:40 PM  
I liked the original Star Wars because Han Solo was awesome, but I didn't like anyone else.  I liked Star Trek because TNG and DS9 were awesome shows.  However, the one big difference is that I absolutely grew to hate George Lucas and his unwillingness to concede that some people like the ORIGINAL MOVIES without updates and extra scenes and crap.  After the steaming pile of shiat that was the prequels, I pretty much gave up on Star Wars.  I stopped watching Trek when Berman brutalized it, but I really like the reboots.  So, I will have to give my personal edge to Star Trek.
 
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