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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STAR TREK ALL THE WAY.
I still love a good Star Wars thing but after TCW and TFU II ripping canon beyond hope... I just have no interest in it beyond maybe 1313/First Assault.
I should give credit to Dave Fiolini, who was creative director/writer for TCW and also had input on TFU II... takes a certain type of man to nail the final coffin in a fan's patience.
star wars ftw, but star trek is still amazing
Star Wars for sure. Likeable characters, awesome story, and of course an awesome game regime. Star Trek has a confusing story, annoying characters, and a miniscule amount of actually good games. Star Wars all the way.
Trek star ? yea good o trek star
star wars because I'm pretty sure it had more black people in its universe
Star Wars. Yes, Episodes I and II are "meh" in my opinion, but the universe and characters are so creative and...well, just awesome. I like Star Trek as well, but I've never been drawn into it like Star Wars. I've read tons of books on it, am currently watching the TV series, etc.
To reference the movie Fan Boys, Vader could choke out the entire Borg with his mind. Yeah...Star Wars.
When i look at both franchises i have my favorites. From Star Wars the old trilogy imo was much better than the new one, but with Star Trek i like the original series and "The next Generation" much better than Voyager and Deep Space Nine.
screw'em both DUNE rules all.
My only experience with Star Trek is fifteen minutes in the Star Trek Online character creator. So I guess Star Wars. Even though every new thing released under the Star Wars name tests my love for the franchise.
I'm definitely a Star Wars girl. I like some of Star Trek, especially Next Generation and Voyager, but Star Wars is definitely my pick.
I'm both. I have been a huge fan of Star Wars for most of my life. The games, stories, and characters are awesome. Omega Squad anyone? Recently I've been getting into Star Trek The Next Generation. The show is pretty good. Haven't seen any with Kirk or Spock though. My verdict: They are both equally awesome.
I'm a Warhammer 40,000 fan. anyone else?
Force over phasers any day...