The lights are on
One group's ambitious quest to build a full-scale Millennium Falcon has Star Wars on our minds. Nerds love arguing for the things we love. Few nerdy fires rage as brightly as the debate over Star Trek or Star Wars being the superior science-fiction series. So out with it, already: Rancors or Romulans? Kirk or Luke? The Force or beamin' up?
Let me start. My first true introduction to sci-fi involved seeing Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope when the special editions hit theaters. The easy-to-follow story, lightsaber fights, and bad-ass Han Solo were enough to hook me on the space opera. I patiently waited for the other two films in the original trilogy to release, and instantly fell in love with Boba Fett, speeder bikes, and the Battle of Hoth. Layer on a generous helping of Star Wars merchandise and games like Dark Forces to play with, and my fandom was sealed.
Around that time I would also catch episodes of the original Star Trek TV show. I didn’t have the perspective I have now, so I didn’t appreciate how seminal the series was to all science fiction. The cheesy acting, fake-looking monsters, and slowly paced episodes couldn’t keep my attention. Also, the terrible Star Trek games never could stack up against the Super Star Wars series, further solidifying my opinion. Since then I’ve attempted to get into the Star Trek series, but it never sticks.
I confidently call myself a Star Wars guy, by a huge margin. I respect Star Trek and hope to experience the series' entire, massive offering, but I'd rather rewatch the original Star Wars trilogy any day.
Make your case for either, or both, in the comments below.
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Easy answer...Mass Effect.
I like them both but nothing tops the last 4 seasons of Deep Space Nine.
Star Wars all the way. Star Trek is cool and everything but nothing matches the magic of Star Wars.
Star Wars or gtfo. Actually I have no problem with the Trek, but it's all Star Wars for me.
Star Wars, duh.
Star Wars but I did enjoy the newest Star Trek movie and I am excited to see the 2nd one. But Star Wars has Lightsabers and that can't be ignored. Also Gangnam style is in Startwars XP
Star Wars all day, bro.
It was never a question for me. I grew up watching both and still love both to this day. They're not really comparable - one is more action, the other is more about plot and character.
I was born in 91 so I never really got to experience the nostalgia of either, but I will say star wars is far more entertaining from the point of merely how captivating they were to a 5 year old boy. Not to mention the games, I am not a fan of star trek games, on the other hand, star wars Jedi knight 2 Jedi outcast is my all time favorite multiplayer game, no game has ever made me feel closer to a Jedi ever. It was just so perfect, bots and crazy Jedi battles in my favorite locations from the movies is something I will never forget: that and getting to meet chewbaca (he was my brothers basketball coach :D)! I do have an interest in star trek now that I'm older, I want to know what the fuss was about haha.
Star wars all the way, simply because it has the Mandalorians. Kote!
Star Trek has no Jar Jar Binks, Hayden Christiansen, or Jake Lloyd.