Jump to content

Photo

Star Trek or Star Wars?


62 replies to this topic

Poll: Star Trek or Star Wars? (102 member(s) have cast votes)

Star Trek or Star Wars?

  1. Star Trek (58 votes [56.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 56.86%

  2. Star Wars (44 votes [43.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.14%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#26 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

Nathan Strum

    Quadrunner

  • 8,399 posts
  • Enjoying a sandwich
  • Location:Newhall, CA

Posted Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:44 PM

Star Wars but with a qualification - I'm referring only to the original 1977 movie, and comparing it only to the original Star Trek TV series. Star Wars had an incredible impact on my (then) young and impressionable mind. I grew up watching Star Trek on TV, and it's still fun to revisit the original series, but I hold it in the same regard as other TV series of that era. Star Wars transformed science fiction and the entire movie industry. Its impact is unparalleled.

 

If we're talking about them both as complete intellectual properties including all movies and TV series combined (Star Wars has had multiple animated TV series) I'd give the advantage to Star Trek. In terms of the sheer quantity of TV episodes, there are more good stories and characters there, and far fewer stinkers (although Star Trek certainly has its fair share).



#27 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

AtariLeaf

    Epic Godlike Canadian

  • 11,281 posts
  • Location:Ontario Canada

Posted Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:26 PM

I love both, but Star Wars just means so much more to me. However I can still enjoy bad Trek but to me, bad Wars is unwatchable *cough* prequels *cough*



#28 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

Nathan Strum

    Quadrunner

  • 8,399 posts
  • Enjoying a sandwich
  • Location:Newhall, CA

Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:52 AM

I love both, but Star Wars just means so much more to me. However I can still enjoy bad Trek but to me, bad Wars is unwatchable *cough* prequels *cough*

 

The Space Hippies episode vs. Phantom Menace. Tough call. I'd still watch the Space Hippies.



#29 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

Kosmic Stardust

    Cyborg Bounty Hunter

  • 18,430 posts
  • It's a secret to everyone...
  • Location:Milky Way Galaxy

Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:08 AM

Star Wars for me all the way. I'm bad ADHD and could never sit through a Star Trek episode as a child. Even my mom lost interest after the original series. I still can't sit through them today but I love Star Wars since the remasters came out in theaters when I was a teenager. Can't get enough light-saber fights. Star Trek had boring teleportation. Whoppie-doo. The Star Wars prequels don't bother me either but I think Disney / JJ Abrams extending the series without Lucas' blessing is blasphemy. Story was finished at the end of Episode six. Jedi won. Sith destroyed. Good triumphed over evil. It's just as assinine as if someone not named Peter Jackson tried to extend LOTR with an extra trilogy of sequels after Frodo leaves bagend on the boat.


Edited by stardust4ever, Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:14 AM.


#30 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

AtariLeaf

    Epic Godlike Canadian

  • 11,281 posts
  • Location:Ontario Canada

Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:21 AM

 I think Disney / JJ Abrams extending the series without Lucas' blessing is blasphemy. Story was finished at the end of Episode six. Jedi won. Sith destroyed. Good triumphed over evil. It's just as assinine as if someone not named Peter Jackson tried to extend LOTR with an extra trilogy of sequels after Frodo leaves bagend on the boat.

 

You know Lucas himself had treatments for 7,8 and 9 right? He might have made them himself if Disney didn't throw 4 billion bucks in his lap because I guarantee you, 4 billion dollars buys a hellavu lot of "blessing". Frankly, if his ideas were as bad as the prequels, I'm glad Disney didn't use them.

 

http://www.cinemable...sney-69271.html


Edited by AtariLeaf, Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:22 AM.


#31 Emehr OFFLINE  

Emehr

    River Patroller

  • 4,210 posts
  • Happiness is... a chomping Pac-Man!
  • Location:An obscure body in the SK system

Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:01 AM

 

Frankly, if his ideas were as bad as the prequels, I'm glad Disney didn't use them.

 

Yep. Lucas lowered the bar as far as it will go with the prequels. Abrams has got it easy. He'd have to have 90 minutes of monkeys force-flinging their poo to screw this up.



#32 RevEng OFFLINE  

RevEng

    Bit Player

  • 5,192 posts
  • Location:bottom of the stack

Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:48 AM

 

The Space Hippies episode vs. Phantom Menace. Tough call. I'd still watch the Space Hippies.

 

Well done, and you didn't even need to break out the Star Wars Holiday Special. :P

 

 

I enjoy Star Wars and Star Trek with different parts of my brain. The original SW trillogy featured great storytelling that appeals to my right brain, mostly thanks to Lucas consciously using the hero's journey as a blueprint. Most of the Trek series is more left brain for me; some great stories in the best shows too, for sure, but also equal parts ideals (e.g. IDIC) and moral delemna (e.g. prime directive).

 

So if I have to choose, it's Trek. Luckily I don't have to choose.



#33 Shawn OFFLINE  

Shawn

    As Above

  • Topic Starter
  • 18,985 posts
  • So Below

Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:08 PM

 

 

We really need a new Star Trek TV series.   

 

The CW is in talks to get a new series going. A few years ago there was talk about a Captain Worf series but how much of that was just Mr. Dorn talking up a storm looking for a new job I don't know.



#34 TrekMD OFFLINE  

TrekMD

    River Patroller

  • 3,996 posts
  • Location:Coral Gables, FL

Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:38 PM

CBS is the owner of Star Trek for TV.  There have been talks about a new TV show but it's all been rumors.  It does need to return to TV, though.  I'm guessing once the third movie is out, we may see more talk about a new TV series.



#35 Life's Continues OFFLINE  

Life's Continues

    Space Invader

  • 14 posts

Posted Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:14 AM

;-) Yeah, I'd have to 'Go With'..."Star Trek!!"..."I was brought up with it ...way back in the 60's!" The 'Chemistry' of "Trek"...was so 'Good' and 'Fun'...especially with..."Kirk, Spock, McCoy & Scotty and All on the Show!!" The 'Stories were Good', too! I also liked 'TNG', 'Voyager' an' even: 'Enterprise'...as well as "All of the "Star Trek Movies!!!" ;-) ...Even the 2 newer Movies by J.J. Abrams! (Yeah, I kno' there's 'contrasting contradictions' in those newer Films...'such as'..."Spock" and "Lt. Uhura" having "Romantic Themes"...and "Spock's Mom" 'dying' and his whole planet, "Vulcan" 'being annihilated!!' "That was "More than Surprising!!"..."Go Figure!!?" "I still liked and enjoyed those 2 newer Films, tho'!...My Son, "Jesse" Prefers "Star Trek" over "Star Wars" as well!! We've watched an' enjoyed watching "Star Trek" together...'through the years!!!'..."Don't get me wrong, tho' "..."I do like "Star Wars"...and have "Watched them Movies" as well! I'm pretty sure my Son likes them too!..."We jus' like "Star Trek"...Better!!!!" -{and just as a 'side-note'..."I prefer "Trekker"...over "Trekkie!!"} 'ha! ha!' :P  :thumbsup:  ;-)  :)



#36 Papa OFFLINE  

Papa

    Dragonstomper

  • 751 posts

Posted Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:42 AM

A 'trekker' is just someone who goes on a 'trek'.  Any trek.  A 'trekkie' is someone who is nuts about something to do with a particular trek, possible a five year one to seek out new life, new civilizations, or perhaps to 'boldly' go where no he/she/it/man/woman/one has gone...befooooooooore. 

 

I'm a Trekkie.  I don't walk much.



#37 ataridave OFFLINE  

ataridave

    Stargunner

  • 1,180 posts

Posted Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:28 AM

I didn't vote because I like both about equally. 



#38 sega_SHARK OFFLINE  

sega_SHARK

    Dragonstomper

  • 777 posts
  • Location:YES!M!CH!GAN

Posted Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:26 PM

Star Trek 2 and Empire Strikes Back are two of the best sequels put out for any movie franchise.

 

This is tough...

 

I'll have to go with Star Wars based on the toys.  The X-wing fighter and kid sized laser pistol had to be the coolest plastic put out in the '80s.



#39 Papa OFFLINE  

Papa

    Dragonstomper

  • 751 posts

Posted Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:26 PM

Star Trek 2 and Empire Strikes Back are two of the best sequels put out for any movie franchise.

 

This is tough...

 

I'll have to go with Star Wars based on the toys.  The X-wing fighter and kid sized laser pistol had to be the coolest plastic put out in the '80s.

 

Based on the toys, I'd say that Star Wars totally blows away pretty much everything else in the known world!  They have all scales, detail levels, action oriented, model-esque detailed (and models, of course), super deformed, super articulated..old and new!  I LOVE Star Wars toys!  The stop motion I do with toys makes Star Wars fit perfectly into my stories.  They even have the strongest Lego presence of any character franchise!  There are a lot of Star Trek toys, too, but I don't think they have nearly the moichandising presence of SW.  Good point!

 

Moichandising..where the REAL money from the movie is made!!!



#40 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

Nathan Strum

    Quadrunner

  • 8,399 posts
  • Enjoying a sandwich
  • Location:Newhall, CA

Posted Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:18 PM

Yep. Star Wars toys totally rule over Star Trek. (If you haven't watched the documentary Plastic Galaxy, you should check it out.)



#41 Thorsten GŁnther OFFLINE  

Thorsten GŁnther

    Stargunner

  • 1,159 posts
  • Location:Wedel, Germany

Posted Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:24 AM

Raumpatrouille!

 

Seriously now, i prefer B5 to both.



#42 Mangia-Boy OFFLINE  

Mangia-Boy

    Moonsweeper

  • 494 posts

Posted Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:44 AM

What do you want to compare?

 

The video games, the movies or the action figures?

 

If I should decide on the Star Trek TV series or the Star Wars Trilogy, I'd prefer Star Trek.



#43 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

AtariLeaf

    Epic Godlike Canadian

  • 11,281 posts
  • Location:Ontario Canada

Posted Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:37 PM

Raumpatrouille!

 

Seriously now, i prefer B5 to both.

 



#44 NE146 OFFLINE  

NE146

    Dumbass Atari Fan

  • 16,057 posts
  • Location:Seattle, WA

Posted Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:28 PM

Yep. Star Wars toys totally rule over Star Trek. 

 

Wha.. you saying the Spock Helmet doesn't rule over all? :(

star-trek-spock-helmet.jpg



#45 Shawn OFFLINE  

Shawn

    As Above

  • Topic Starter
  • 18,985 posts
  • So Below

Posted Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:12 PM

 

Wha.. you saying the Spock Helmet doesn't rule over all? :(

star-trek-spock-helmet.jpg

 

So is that toy kinda like a play on the episode "Spock's Brain" I guess? Really cool for sure. I would have worn it riding my bike. Oh hell, let's be honest, I would have worn it everywhere. :grin:



#46 Papa OFFLINE  

Papa

    Dragonstomper

  • 751 posts

Posted Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:20 PM

*Holds up megaphone..

 

HONK, HONK, HONK, HONK, HONK, HONK, HONK..

 



#47 Iwantgames:) OFFLINE  

Iwantgames:)

    River Patroller

  • 2,471 posts

Posted Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:06 PM

I pick star trek just because I'm currently rewatching it :) I like both tho

#48 toiletunes OFFLINE  

toiletunes

    River Patroller

  • 3,959 posts
  • Hater Brigader
  • Location:Salem, Mo 65560 USA

Posted Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:33 PM

Since this is an Atari site, I voted based on the Atari games- Wars wins

#49 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

Kosmic Stardust

    Cyborg Bounty Hunter

  • 18,430 posts
  • It's a secret to everyone...
  • Location:Milky Way Galaxy

Posted Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:38 PM

Since this is an Atari site, I voted based on the Atari games- Wars wins

Good call. Across all platforms, how many retail Star Trek vs Star Wars games exist? Without counting releases or production numbers, I think it is safe to say that Star Wars had a lot more market penetration. :)



#50 RevEng OFFLINE  

RevEng

    Bit Player

  • 5,192 posts
  • Location:bottom of the stack

Posted Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:35 PM

Ah, but Star Trek was a computer game a full 5 years before the first Star Wars film came out!






0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users