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#1 Posted by Doomnaut (1993 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Trek Or Star Wars: Which Do You Prefer And Why?

#2 Posted by Xwraith (17209 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always liked Star Wars better, but I still like some Star Trek.

That being said I won't be seeing Into Darkness.

#3 Posted by fury714 (589 posts) - - Show Bio

Wars. :) Although the reboot got me interested in Star Trek. It was just too much to absorb if I went in on the old series.

#4 Posted by Sideslash (5907 posts) - - Show Bio

Wars.

Didn't really care for any Trek other than the original series and the one with Patrick Stewart (Next Generation, IIRC).

#5 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Trek

EU what I like of the wars.

#6 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3758 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a Star Wars fan, but I believe that Star Trek is good as well

Oh yeah, I'm a fan of both. Come at me bros...

xPeace

#7 Posted by TheGreyOutcastX (2051 posts) - - Show Bio

Wars. It's what I grew up with, and I always wanted to be a Jedi. I never really was a trekkie (I refuse to call them trekkers!), and I only really like the reboot Trek movie, and the Next Generation cause of Jean-Luc Picard wonderfully played by Sir Patrick Stewart.

#8 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars all the way.

#9 Edited by kuonphobos (4898 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars in a stomp.

Why? Well SW is really more fantasy than sci-fi complete with knights, damsels, strongholds and dragons. ST was really, really boring to me because it seemed like a thinly veiled United Nations fantasy. It succeeds when it is straight action as in the Abrams remake but falls extremely flat IMO when it starts to philosophize and focus on all the "Prime Directive" baloney. I'll admit that this has probably more to do with my own sociological and political leanings than any thing else but it makes it unwatchable for me.

This would have made an interesting poll were it to get enough responses.

#10 Posted by Alak (926 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars

#11 Edited by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars.

I've only ever enjoyed the JJ Trek films.

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#12 Posted by Edamame (28075 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars, without a doubt. :)

#13 Posted by InnerSuperman (858 posts) - - Show Bio

star trek by far

#14 Posted by TDK_1997 (14684 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars.

I have never seen a Star Trek movie or a TV Show and I have never been interested in the franchise.But I am going to see the new Star Trek movie.

#15 Posted by InnerSuperman (858 posts) - - Show Bio

star trek is a much smarter show if you know what i mean by that

star wars shamelessly sold out and destroyed their own universe with the prequels

kinda makes it hard to love.

PS. if you want proof that the prequels are not cannon i can show you just ask :)

#16 Posted by umbrafeline (5300 posts) - - Show Bio

Top Ten Reasons The Star Wars Characters Would Kick Butt In The Star Trek U

10. In the Star Wars universe, weapons rarely, if ever, are set on 'stun'.

9. The Enterprise needs a huge engine room with an anti-matter unit and a crew of twenty just to go into warp. The Millennium Falcon does the same thing with R2-D2 and a Wookiee.

8. After resisting the Imperial torture droid and Darth Vader, Princess Leia still looked fresh and desirable. After pithy Cardassian starvation torture, Picard looked like hell.

7. Jabba the Hutt would eat Harry Mudd for trying to cut in on his action.

6. Luke Skywalker is not obsessed with sleeping with every alien he encounters.

5. One word: lightsabers.

4. The Federation would have to attempt to liberate any ship named Slave I.

3. Darth Vader could choke the entire Borg empire with one glance.

2. Picard pilots the Enterprise through an asteroid belt at one-quarter impulse power. Han Solo floors it.

1. The Death Star doesnt care if a world is class M or not.

#17 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10219 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars, but i belive is by far more interesting to talk about Star Trek.

#18 Posted by Bruxae (13373 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I absolutely love both, however its hard to judge considering how much more Trek content there is (video content), it feels like im alot more exposed to Trek wich has made it have a bigger impact on me while Starwars is short and sweet.. (and waaaaay better videogames).

In the end I guess ill have to say the Starwars world is more entertaining but Startrek has entertained me alot longer.

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#19 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

I like to Trek in Wars. That's right friends. I said it. Try deciding which side I'm on now!

#20 Posted by Bruxae (13373 posts) - - Show Bio

I should probably add: Its extra hard to compare these two since they are very different. Yes they are both sci-fi stories, however Starwars always seemed more fantasy'ish and 'what if' while focusing on emotional stories, while Trek is more grounded in reality attempting to be as realistic as possible focusing on space exploration and technology with atleast a basis in reality.

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#21 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars

When I was a kid if you liked Star Trek you where shunned at laughed at but it was totally cool to be in to Star Wars. Aaah the logic of children.

#22 Edited by nerdork (4038 posts) - - Show Bio

BOTH. As a fan of everything fantastical, I can't help myself.

They are, IMO, equally expansive universes with wonderfully integrated story driven characters. Star Trek does have a deeper technical history, but that is only due to there being more material, for a long period time, for the fan base to speculate on. Since SW had the addition of the prequel trilogy and the success of Clone Wars, that may not be the case anymore.

#23 Posted by TheGreyOutcastX (2051 posts) - - Show Bio

Top Ten Reasons The Star Wars Characters Would Kick Butt In The Star Trek U

10. In the Star Wars universe, weapons rarely, if ever, are set on 'stun'.

9. The Enterprise needs a huge engine room with an anti-matter unit and a crew of twenty just to go into warp. The Millennium Falcon does the same thing with R2-D2 and a Wookiee.

8. After resisting the Imperial torture droid and Darth Vader, Princess Leia still looked fresh and desirable. After pithy Cardassian starvation torture, Picard looked like hell.

7. Jabba the Hutt would eat Harry Mudd for trying to cut in on his action.

6. Luke Skywalker is not obsessed with sleeping with every alien he encounters.

5. One word: lightsabers.

4. The Federation would have to attempt to liberate any ship named Slave I.

3. Darth Vader could choke the entire Borg empire with one glance.

2. Picard pilots the Enterprise through an asteroid belt at one-quarter impulse power. Han Solo floors it.

1. The Death Star doesnt care if a world is class M or not.

ROFLMAO.

If I'm not following you, I soon will be.

#24 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (24055 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars stomps.

#25 Edited by Sky_Pirate2 (65 posts) - - Show Bio

To tell you the truth.... Stargate.

Because:

1) It's set in the present, rather than centuries into the future.

2) We get a perfectly reasonable explaination for why our galaxy is crawling with aliens, that looks just like us.

3) Females aren't objectified by being made to wear skintight bodysuits, to show off their bodies.

4) Stargate has never done multiple episodes about a main character being impregnated, against their will (ST not only did it, but on Enterprise, they even played it for laughs).

But, since Stargate isn't an alternative: Star Wars.

#26 Edited by Samimista (20668 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly love both very much but I'll go with Star Wars on this since it's more of a fun adventure.

#27 Posted by dboyrules2011 (12771 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars easy.

#28 Posted by Vaeternus (9410 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always liked Star Trek more, far more epic and classic then SW easy.

James Kirk, Picard and Q>>>>>>>Anyone in SWU lol

#29 Posted by isaac_clarke (5448 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Trek because it's more often more relevant and I usually grow to give a damn about the characters - who usually have some measure of reason to do what they do that's believable.

#30 Edited by The Stegman (23905 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars. Trek is horribly, horribly boring. Give me a space battle, give me a laser gun duel, give me SOME action, not just old guys standing around talking about the philosophical nature of the universe. The only good Star Trek is the Abrams reboot.

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#31 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (24055 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars. Trek is horribly, horribly boring. The only good Star Trek is the Abrams reboot.

I agree with this so much.

#32 Posted by SavageDragon (2250 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars all the way. Although I love Next Generation and the Borg.

#33 Edited by dccomicsrule2011 (24055 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Trek because it's more often more relevant and I usually grow to give a damn about the characters - who usually have some measure of reason to do what they do that's believable.

#34 Edited by isaac_clarke (5448 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman said:

Star Wars. Trek is horribly, horribly boring. Give me a space battle, give me a laser gun duel, give me SOME action, not just old guys standing around talking about the philosophical nature of the universe. The only good Star Trek is the Abrams reboot.

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#35 Posted by isaac_clarke (5448 posts) - - Show Bio

@isaac_clarke said:

Star Trek because it's more often more relevant and I usually grow to give a damn about the characters - who usually have some measure of reason to do what they do that's believable.

I have no idea how to post .gifs with the new format of this site without having people click them. Either way:

#36 Edited by The Stegman (23905 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegmansaid:

Star Wars. Trek is horribly, horribly boring. Give me a space battle, give me a laser gun duel, give me SOME action, not just old guys standing around talking about the philosophical nature of the universe. The only good Star Trek is the Abrams reboot.

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Star Trek reboot>>>All of the Star Trek episodes I've ever seen.

Matter of fact, Star Wars prequels>>> All of the Star Trek episodes I've ever seen.

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#37 Edited by Vaeternus (9410 posts) - - Show Bio
@innersuperman said:

star trek by far

Agreed

I feel SW is far more dull then Star Trek, I agree I think ST is for the more deeper thinker honestly.

The prequels were horrible and I still can't phathom how it takes 30+ years for Lucas to explain basic plot holes...

Even the 4th SW movie with Luke training etc I nearly fell asleep.

SW may have more "action" scenes in the movies but I think plot wise, ST is far more intriguing and more developed, powerful characters. Plus, there would be no SW if not for ST. Star Trek paved the way for deep space shows, exploration, other planets etc

#38 Posted by Mercy_ (92684 posts) - - Show Bio

@isaac_clarke: Open the image in a new tab and drag it into the text box.

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#39 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Trek reboot>>>All of the Star Trek episodes I've ever seen.

Matter of fact, Star Wars prequels>>> All of the Star Trek episodes I've ever seen.

OH SNAP!

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#40 Edited by Extremis (3344 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Trek.

Star Wars is a fun fantasty adventure and all (the original movies that is) but Star Trek is more of a thinking man's sci fi. Star Trek isn't as accessible as Star Wars, but Trek has always been a keen source of social commentary and a truly great human drama. It's easy to initially get lost in the campiness of the tv series but they really address some interesting and deep topics. Where Star Wars is a classic fun space adventure, Trek is more thoughtful hard sci fi. I prefer the latter, as it leaves me thinking long after I've watched it.

Also ST always brings about these long and deep ethical debates with my friends where SW brings about more of "yeah that part was awesome" or "Han could totally be a Jedi!" I'm sure you can tell which one tends to resonate more with you as you grow older.

#41 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (24055 posts) - - Show Bio

@dccomicsrule2011 said:

@isaac_clarke said:

Star Trek because it's more often more relevant and I usually grow to give a damn about the characters - who usually have some measure of reason to do what they do that's believable.

I have no idea how to post .gifs with the new format of this site without having people click them. Either way:

Forget this Thrawn>>>Any Trek characters

#42 Posted by The Stegman (23905 posts) - - Show Bio

@dccomicsrule2011: Find the GIF you want, open it in a new tab, drag the GIF over to the Comicvine tab and place it in the text box.

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#43 Edited by Dayvid3 (807 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't compare a few movies with a series. Movies you can jam pack all the hyperaction in with little pause for story, downtime filler whatever. Full throttle in the asteroid field works in a movie, but doing that kind of stuff weekly wouldn't hold up I think. They would run out of high impact material quick, or it would just become overdone and lose effect. That said, I don't want a weekly geek out on solving some space disease, or diplomatic missions either.

#44 Edited by isaac_clarke (5448 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman said:

Matter of fact, Star Wars prequels>>> All of the Star Trek episodes I've ever seen.

It is impossible to find a gif of Vader's epic kill of Kenobi.

@mercy_ said:

@isaac_clarke: Open the image in a new tab and drag it into the text box.

It is done - fantastic!

That's even if the character exists in the new continuity post the prequels. Take that expanded universe.

#45 Edited by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20144 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars

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#46 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

To tell you the truth.... Stargate.

Because:

1) It's set in the present, rather than centuries into the future.

2) We get a perfectly reasonable explaination for why our galaxy is crawling with aliens, that looks just like us.

3) Females aren't objectified by being made to wear skintight bodysuits, to show off their bodies.

4) Stargate has never done multiple episodes about a main character being impregnated, against their will (ST not only did it, but on Enterprise, they even played it for laughs).

But, since Stargate isn't an alternative: Star Wars.

This.

#47 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17855 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars all the way.

#48 Posted by isaac_clarke (5448 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad: I should have read that one more closely.

To tell you the truth.... Stargate.

Because:

1) It's set in the present, rather than centuries into the future.

2) We get a perfectly reasonable explaination for why our galaxy is crawling with aliens, that looks just like us.

3) Females aren't objectified by being made to wear skintight bodysuits, to show off their bodies.

4) Stargate has never done multiple episodes about a main character being impregnated, against their will (ST not only did it, but on Enterprise, they even played it for laughs).

But, since Stargate isn't an alternative: Star Wars.

This seems oddly focused against Star-Trek. It's kinda like this - - -

1. Star Wars is set in the past - in a galaxy far far away.

2. Which one? Goa'uld slavery or the one in Atlantis where the Ancients actively created humans apparently? And most of them aren't aliens but humans straight off Earth - even the Wraith are sporting a good portion of their genome dedicated to human parts - namely why a retrovirus can so easily de-wraith them.

3. They just wear bikini slave girl outfits in Star Wars - and honestly outside most of the females in Star Trek post Kirk era aren't exactly 7 of 9 or T'Pol in appearance. And again - plenty of objectification of women in Stargate - not counting Stargate Universe because that wouldn't be fair. It's just hard to ignore with the Gao'uld were big on whoring out their hosts or random 'alien' human babes pop up and leave very little imagination to the audience in SG-1 and SGA.

4. You're making it sound a lot more rapy than it ever was. And Vala and every Jaffa - an entire slave race of humanoids forced to carry the children of the Goa'uld. Just sayin.

Big fan of Stargate - although it has its glaring flaws - like the universal language almost always being English - but that's the kind of stuff you have to ignore to enjoy the series. Pretending it is the superior to Star Trek - the franchise it borrows so much from - is a bit of a stretch.

This feels like an oddly familiar argument I've debunked come to think of it.

#49 Posted by Lux_Invictus (154 posts) - - Show Bio

Neither. I personally would rather watch a Riddick movie than a Star Wars or Star Trek movie.

#50 Posted by ShadowSwordmaster (13633 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Trek