STAR WARS VS. STAR TREK

Discussion in 'FanForce Community' started by Joel Moore, Oct 27, 2012.

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STAR WARS VS. STAR TREK

STAR WARS 17 vote(s) 47.2%
STAR TREK 1 vote(s) 2.8%
BOTH 18 vote(s) 50.0%
  1. Joel Moore Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Hey guys, thought it would be interesting to create a poll/debate on the age old question that is.... what's better? Star Wars or Star Trek? This is in no way intended to create rage or is not being questioned by a troll.

    Both Star Wars and Star Trek have left a massive mark in popular culture and they both seem to have their fair share of fanatics. My questions is simple, which franchise is better and why?

    Here are some loose guidelines that I think would be interesting within this debate, see if you can answer all of them and tell us your opinions.. Give us some of your own arguments/opinions too. Let's see who comes out on top!


    * What Franchise means most to you?

    * Can you be a fan of both franchises or do you have to choose?

    * Who are the bigger/better fans?

    * What franchise is the most acceptable to like?

    * What Franchise has the most memorable characters?

    * What has the lowest points? And do the low points of Wars/Trek beat the other franchise. I.E. (Prequels/odd numbered Trek films etc)

    * Star Wars Prequels VS. JJ Abrams reboot.

    Here's a survey to get your opinion out of the Star Wars forums and deeper into the internet

    Edit: No advertising other websites. Thanks.
    Last edited by Skiara, Nov 7, 2012
  2. THE PortmanLuvva Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 26, 2012
    star 2
    Star Wars is better.

    If you go out and do anything today i garuntee you will see or hear something "Star Wars" without even thinking about it. It surrounds us.
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  3. kainee Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 10, 2012
    star 1
    I prefer Star Wars over Star Trek although I like both. I'd say that in terms of impact on real life, Star Wars has contributed more culturally while Star Trek has more concrete contributions to science and technology. I think this is because of the different origins of the two universes since Star Trek is assumed to be a possible future of ours so there is a more direct relationship to reality while Star Wars is definitely not in our galaxy. I also find Star Trek's universe to be more claustrophobic in the way it's presented than Star Wars is. Granted, the Star Wars film view the galaxy from the eyes of the Skywalkers (I don't know if Episode VII will do so but it's probably a good bet it will) while Star Trek uses the command crew of the Enterprise but I feel like you always get the sense that there's always something else going on that could be unrelated to Star Wars versus Star Trek. I guess, I just feel that Star Wars seems more like the characters inhabit it and Star Trek feels like a simulation (it kinda is since it's something Gene Roddenberry envisioned to be as the future for us). I do wish that fandoms don't make you pick and choose but I think it's part of the nature of the beast-- whenever you gather a group of people, there's going to be conflict.
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  4. DarthRelaxus Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 23, 2007
    star 5
    I enjoy both, but prefer SW. They are difficult to compare because they're really two different genres. SW is a fairy tale while ST is a fable.
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  5. SkywalkerSquadron Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 2, 2013
    star 4
    I think considering this is Star Wars forum, Star Wars is gonna win.
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  6. A'den Skirata Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 26, 2012
    star 2
    Sometimes, I think these are only compared because they both start with the word ''star''.
  7. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

    Member Since:
    Jul 5, 2003
    star 9
    I'll simply say that as far as I know, Trek is better in several ways. For one, they base their entire 'universe' off of realistic 'future-tech' ie: ideas for how things could happen based off what math and science already know. More later. Gotta go.
  8. Darkskar95 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 25, 2013
    star 1
    * What Franchise means most to you?
    Hmmm Star WArs

    * Can you be a fan of both franchises or do you have to choose?
    Choose one

    * Who are the bigger/better fans?
    Hmm I don't know

    * What franchise is the most acceptable to like?
    Star Wars, Star Trek is boring

    * What Franchise has the most memorable characters?
    Hmmm Star Wars

    * What has the lowest points? And do the low points of Wars/Trek beat the other franchise. I.E. (Prequels/odd numbered Trek films etc)
    Ahhh idk
    * Star Wars Prequels VS. JJ Abrams reboot.
    SW Prequels
  9. Jedi General Gelderd Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 6, 2004
    star 5
    'Star Wars' rules without even a shadow of doubt.

    But I was a latecomer to the 'Star Trek' films after catching odd episodes on TV spanning Shatner and Stewarts helm as Captain, and really enjoyed the 10 films, as well as the 2009 one and even more so 'Into Darkness' does look brilliant.

    I think they are simply two very different sci-fi projects. One was a real baby of the TV generation which won the minds and hearts of millions, the other was a product of B-movie film serials and won the hearts and minds of millions more on the silver screen.

    Two very different approaches to the sci-fi genre, with 'Trek' rooted far more in reality than 'Wars', but in that case 'Wars' has been able to have a far greater use of imagination and creativity.

    'Make Trek Not Wars'? Nah. Make both, there's room for two! [face_peace]
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  10. Twi'lekPrince Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 24, 2013
    I apologize if this comes out the wrong way, but... I don't believe this is a question ;) In my opinion, Star Wars is a fascinating experience, while Star Trek is... Well, I believe icky is a polite way to put it :p
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  11. trekker28 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Oct 16, 2008
    i'm probably going to be in the minority here, but i've always loved Trek more than Wars. I'm a huge fan of both, but i'm an older fan, who grew up during the "dark times" of star wars. I think i discovered wars first, but i wanted more space and science fiction, and i vaguely remember discovering TOS on the PBS channel. And i fell in love. so during hte 80s/90s i was growing up on TOS/TNG, while all us star wars fans had were the classic trilogy, and some droids/ewoks cartoons and ewok movies. But i never really cared for the later trek series. But i will always defend TOS/TNG.
  12. FB92 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2013
    Star Wars is much much better.

    There isn't a cute furry creature in Star Trek. So that's my first reason why I love SW more.

    Plus I haven't really seen a full Star Wars film except for the most recent 2.
  13. Alessandro Sanfilippo Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 16, 2013
    star 1
    * What Franchise means most to you?
    Star Wars!!!!
    * Can you be a fan of both franchises or do you have to choose?

    You can like both, but can only be a fan of one
    * Who are the bigger/better fans?
    SW fans are better also bigger(in size)
    * What franchise is the most acceptable to like?
    Star Wars
    * What Franchise has the most memorable characters?
    Star Wars
    * What has the lowest points? And do the low points of Wars/Trek beat the other franchise. I.E. (Prequels/odd numbered Trek films etc)
    SW has no low Points!!!!
    * Star Wars Prequels VS. JJ Abrams reboot.
    Prequels
  14. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 8, 2005
    star 3
    You've never seen a tribble, have you?
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    * What Franchise means most to you?I like them both for different reasons. One thing I especially like about ST is the character exploration. One of the primary reasons for the character Spock was so the writers (Roddenberry) could explore a Vulcan-type psyche. Same for TNG with Worf. How do you gently explore a warrior-type psyche? By having so many single-minded races, you have the ability to explore your own psyche and reasons for what you do. I also liked how ST explored social problems such as race. The black-on-one-side race discriminating was very interesting. Message me if you want to know more about that one!
    * Can you be a fan of both franchises or do you have to choose?

    Certainly folks can be fans of both. They're very different from each other. I do agree with a previous poster. The only reason they're compared is because of "Star" in their names. Do you hear anyone saying "Which is better: Star Wars or Babylon 5?" How about "Firefly vs Doctor Who?"
    * Who are the bigger/better fans?
    Toss-up. Yes. Both. Neither. Just go to a cosplay convention and count how many SW, ST and then count how many other characters there are.
    * What franchise is the most acceptable to like?
    See above.
    * What Franchise has the most memorable characters?
    With the EU exploration of the cantina monsters in "Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina" and other books, I think SW, but that's only because they haven't had the time to really explore all the ones from ST, yet.
    * What has the lowest points? And do the low points of Wars/Trek beat the other franchise. I.E. (Prequels/odd numbered Trek films etc)
    What has the lowest points? Soccer, aka Football. You can have any number of 1-0 matches. Hockey is a close second in that stead. Oh, not what you were asking? Sorry...
    * Star Wars Prequels VS. JJ Abrams reboot.
    Apples to oranges. I am really curious how the two JJ Abrams series will compare. THAT should be curious to compare!
  15. Pensivia Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 24, 2013
    star 4
    I voted for "both," though I'm more attached to SW and I don't care for JJ's Treks (well, the first one was ok but forgettable IMO and I didn't like much of the 2nd one at all)