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star wars or star trek?

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Posted on 22 Jul 2012 17:17:45 BDT
Fascinating question - i have pondered this conundrum long and hard, and don't know.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 16:37:27 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Which is out next year right? Loved Bones !

Posted on 19 Jul 2012 16:26:53 BDT
Trigger says:
I enjoyed it quite a lot. It was very well cast and the special effects were excellent. A bit heavy on the clichés and the plot was wafer-thin, but all in all I thought it was very good and nicely established the series for the next instalment.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 15:56:14 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
What did you think of the 2009 Star Trek Trigs?

Posted on 19 Jul 2012 15:50:39 BDT
Trigger says:
Galaxy Quest is one of my favourite Star Trek films! :)

Star Wars died for me in 1999.

Posted on 19 Jul 2012 14:16:16 BDT
The only good Trek was the original series , the worst was the utterly boring TNG (agree with you there NM)
The first three Star wars films were good , but not the prequals

Bablyon 5 , Farscape and Doctor Who (old and new) are miles better than either in my opinion.

Posted on 19 Jul 2012 13:02:49 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Galaxy Quest - love that film!

Posted on 19 Jul 2012 12:59:59 BDT
N. Messenger says:
I would say 'Star Wars'

The film introduced us to a wonderful, colourful universe.
And yes the original 'Star Trek' did too. I love the original.
However, I thought 'Star Trek: Next Generation' was dull and the characters horribly smug.
'Farscape' was the best thing thing to happen to sci-fi since 'Star Wars'.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 19:43:35 BDT
T says:
"you will never find a more wretched hive of scum & villainy!"

...than in the Palace of Westminster! :-D

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 08:24:05 BDT
Loved the Next Gen, rest were rubbish!! but one is Fantasy fiction the other is Science Fiction...Starwars for me..."you will never find a more wretched hive of scum & villainy!

Posted on 4 Jun 2012 16:52:44 BDT
AJ says:
Hard to compare; one is solid science fiction and the other is more or less LOTR in space.

Like both of them.

Watched Star Trek The Motion Picture today on CH4, saw it back in 79 at the cinema. Always liked it, it's very underated ann the whole journey into VGER and the visuals, atmosphere and music give off a very similar vibe to Alien of the same year, particularly the derelict scene. Saw Prometheus at the weekend and again similiar vibe. And yes, it IS an Alien prequel.

Posted on 3 Jun 2012 16:27:06 BDT
Avatouir says:
By Bathrocks hammer he did!! lol

Posted on 3 Jun 2012 14:55:57 BDT
T says:
I thought GQ was a hoot. Alan Rickman does pessimism so well!!

Posted on 2 Jun 2012 19:59:25 BDT
Avatouir says:
Actually I was wondering what ppl thought of Galaxy Quest. It was a brilliant parody of the ST canon and wonder why there was never a sequel

Posted on 1 Jun 2012 08:50:36 BDT
I do enjoy star trek but the trouble their is simply too much to keep up today's with. As its a tv show and has been going on for over 4 decades theirs just too much to rewatch. If infancy a star trek fix I tend to just grab one of the films.

I've enjoyed all the incarnations of star trek and think Picard is definitely my favourite captain. Loved enterprise, thought it was really interesting how it tied into to the other series.

Star wars will always be my fave and I include the prequel trilogy in that statement. Yes they had their problems (specifically George lucas proving he can't direct) but when watched as part of an overall six part story inthinknthey work. Mainly down to the fact that Ewan mcgregor is brilliant as obi wan, Liam neeson was excellent and I was hoping he would come back as a force ghost like Alec Guinness did. Plus Ian mcDarmid was outstanding in all the prequel films. Loved Christopher lee aswell.

Posted on 1 Jun 2012 08:25:45 BDT
G. Heywood says:
Star Wars was magic. Star Trek was OK, but more serious. I watched the first couple of series of ST:TNG and was almost bored to tears, but then the SW prequel trilogy is even worse.

I recently started Babylon 5, and actually finished the last episode of series 1 yesterday/

Re-imagined BSG? My favourite series of all time in any genre.

Posted on 31 May 2012 23:41:04 BDT
Star Trek all the way, roll on October as I'll be going to London to meet all Five captains as well as others I have yet to meet (I emphasise the fact that I DO NOT dress up!)

Posted on 27 May 2012 06:53:10 BDT
[Deleted by Amazon on 8 Oct 2014 11:01:00 BDT]

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012 06:27:44 BDT
J. Martin says:
Don't get pernickety.

My point is at their core they have little in comparison and hence shouldn't be compared

There are a great number of films and TV shows set in space, but you wouldn't compare all of them. Would you compare Alien to Star Wars? No. Alien may have been made due to the success of SW, but they have nothing else in comparison apart from being set in space and featuring extra terrestrial life, and even that's pretty far flung since in Alien it's trying to kill the main cast in pretty gruesome ways.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2012 12:02:19 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2012 12:02:43 BDT
T says:
"I don't really like comparing these two, because they have little in comparison apart from similar titles."

And being set mostly in space. And having some far out funky fantastic and highly detailed models. And... And... And... :-D

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 21:22:23 BDT
I reacted to the person asking me to stop discussing SG1, considering I mentioned it only once and did not bring up the subject, it irked me.

Posted on 25 May 2012 17:39:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 May 2012 17:39:43 BDT
J. Martin says:
I don't really like comparing these two, because they have little in comparison apart from similar titles. Star Wars is a space fantasy series about a young farm boy, Star Trek is sci-fi show/film series about what space exploration might be like in the far future.

If I had to choose one though I'd say Star Wars, as it's the one which made the biggest impact on my childhood and have always been fascinated by the wider universe within which the films are set. However in recent years I've started to appreciate and enjoy Star Trek much, much more, particularly TNG and DS9, so it's very close between the two.

Posted on 25 May 2012 14:56:41 BDT
Cerberus says:
Why the deleted post ?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 14:08:40 BDT
Exactly, who cares.

But someone cared enough to report my post.

Oh Diddums

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 13:42:02 BDT
T says:
Does it matter if the discussion wanders a bit? As long it doesn't go totally off-topic I don't see the problem. It's what makes human communication - even virtual conversations like this one - so great. :-D
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