Saturday Sci-Fi Share Day #1

For a little while until I get things caught up we will be having a Sci-Fi Share Days on Saturdays. So to start things off, the question of all questions, Star Wars or Star Trek? Which one do you like best? I found out the other day that they are going to have a Star Wars showing here in town and there is going to be a costume contest (Star Wars and Star Trek). I might not dress up, but I will be there with a camera. lol

23 Responses to Saturday Sci-Fi Share Day #1

  1. I cannot imagine this world without both. Choose? Never.

  2. Ah, nothing like nerd rage on a Saturday.

    The difference between a Star Wars and a Star Trek fan? The Star Wars fan has a girlfriend.

    Frankly, both franchises went into decline a long long time ago… I prefer Star Wars. It’s just grittier. The protagonists have to overcome to survive. Star Trek assumes this overly-polite, stuffy, psuedo-intellectual universe where anything is fabricated from thin air (holodecks, replicators, teleportation).

  3. I gotta say Star Wars, for all the same reasons Atomic Punk stated.

    Plus if you know anything about the expanded universe of Star Wars, you’ll know that it’s so much deeper than Star Trek. Lucas and his team have created an entire galaxy full of people and stories.

  4. Good thing you qualified the question as “Sci-Fi” and not “science fiction,” otherwise Star Wars (and J. J. Abrams’ insult to everyone over the mental age of seven) wouldn’t qualify. I like science fiction, not childish fables about princesses and wizards dressed up with ray guns. Despite recent technological advancements, comic books belong on paper. That’s also why J. J. should quit soiling the names of quakity characters and go make a Star Wars movie. Oh, wait, he already did, didn’t he?

  5. Personally? My world would be complete if it contained Vulcan Jedi and Romulan Sith, with occasional switcheroos and psychotic Betazoid force witches of Dathomir.

    Can I get an amen? I doubt it, but Live Long and May the Force Be With You.

  6. PS: Stargate kicks both their asses.

  7. William A. Peterson

    I’m kind of with Quezz on this one, but I’m kind of a fan of mash-ups to begin with… All three franchises (including Skybandit’s mention of Stargate) have seen better days. Roddenberry’s Star Trek was a bit silly on occasion, but far better than anything Paramount produced, under either Berman or Abrams…
    Star Wars was entirely silly, though kind of fun, and the expanded Universe (in my opinion) greatly improved things, UNTIL they introduced the Yuuzhan Vong, killed off Chewie, and went all ‘grim and gritty’…
    I haven’t paid attention to Stargate in a long, long time, but I think they might have gone a tad overboard with the spin-offs… Though they really started losing me with the introduction of the Aliens who were our ‘actual’ Gods.

  8. Nick Hentschel

    I don’t believe I could have done without both as part of my childhood, and the animosity between the two camps not merely hurtful to me personally, not only a little offensive, but frankly, it’s impossible to understand.

    There are THREE great franchises, when you get down to it: Star Wars, Star Trek, . . . and Doctor Who. All have influenced us, and each other, to varying degrees. Can’t we all just get along? :-)

  9. #DWisBetter
    #StarWarsalright
    #StartrekSucks
    #NerdWar

  10. Nick Hentschel:
    I don’t believe I could have done without both as part of my childhood, and the animosity between the two camps not merely hurtful to me personally, not only a little offensive, but frankly, it’s impossible to understand.

    There are THREE great franchises, when you get down to it: Star Wars, Star Trek, . . . and Doctor Who.All have influenced us, and each other, to varying degrees.Can’t we all just get along?

    I gotta agree with Nick on this one. I may be more of a Star Wars fan, but I’ve spent quite some time enjoying both franchises. In fact if there’s only one thing that is different is that I’ve only JUST started getting into Doctor Who recently (although it has really grabbed me in this short time).

  11. If you look at how many hours of film each produced, including cartoons & specials, Trek has produced 11 times what Wars has. Wars had all of Hollywood’s spin-doctors and marketers pumping out tons of profitable merchandise to fleece the masses with their eye-candy. Trekkies are fans who forced NBC to renew a cancelled show for a third season, which they totally botched, and through their active participation in conventions (which DID NOT EXIST for ANY film or television production up to that point, even the good Doctor) dedicated to a CANCELLED show, forced Paramount to bring Trek back from the dead. Warriors have done NOTHING to support their show except to be used as a source of cash by Hollywood. THAT’S the source of animosity, especially amongst those of us that are old enough to have participated in the letter-writing campaign as kids and resent this brainless bit of fluff that has now made conventions WE built from SCRATCH mere marketing devices for whatever soulless crap Hollywood is pushing this year. Star Trek Fan fiction was professionally published before Star Wars ever existed, not manufactured to specs given to mercenary writers by greedy industrialists. Star Wars has a big bandwagon to jump on, but Star Trek organized the parade they’re marching in.

  12. I gotta chime in here as the Trek fan. Don’t get me wrong, I like Star Wars, but ultimately, as a science geek, Star Trek has more to offer. It may have been a bit silly, and stuffy (according to some people here), BUT at a time when all we had was “aliens come to destroy earth” it offered a view of the future that we still strive to achieve today. A united earth without social or racial strife. The pursuit of knowledge at it’s best. Countless scientists, astronauts and engineers today cite Star Trek as their inspiration.

  13. I’m just going to make an observation here, not saying which I think is better because both have plus points and negative points, but if you say to someone that you are a Star Trek fan people immediately assume you have are a major geek who goes to comic conventions dressed up in the uniform and you don’t have a girl friend, were-as with Star Wars people don’t read anything into it. It depends on whether or not you are comfortable with the trekkie stereotype as to if you prefer Trek over Wars or visa versa.
    (But personally I think Doctor Who is better. If you’re going to be a geek grail you might as well have a sense of humour and a dress sense that even the most charitable person would describe as eccentric).

  14. Oh, and just to say, on the “point” that Star Trek fans don’t have girlfriends, I’m happily married to a woman who is not into Sci-Fi. Liking Star Trek OR Star Wars OR any other Sci-Fi OR Fantasy OR any other genre of fiction HAS NOTHING TO DO with you other social skills. Anyone that spreads that sorry, out-of-fashion, bigoted stereotype, looses major points in my book.

  15. Nick Hentschel

    Of course, if I have to decide, I’ll throw them ALL over for Douglas Adams.

    FORTY-TWO!!! ;-)

  16. Man, I missed all the fun. Oh well.
    I grew up on both franchise. When I was little and sick, I would watch my step-father disks of the original Star Trek because it was cool, and I loved Spock. Still do.
    On the other hand, one of the things my dad and I would do was watch movies, and he took to me every single Star Wars film in theaters that I was around for. As I got older, I defiantly got more out of both.
    I absolutely adore Stargate. My favorite was Atlantis, but that’s probably because it was the first one I ever watched. The original was awesome…they kinda lost me at Universe.
    I was never a Whoovian. Just couldn’t really get into it. Then again, I skipped every single time travel episode of all of the above ever because it made my head spin.
    And I would also like to point out, that I too have a girlfriend, and she is not actually a nerd who knows really nothing about any of the mentioned. Stereotypes are really inaccurate.

  17. Worf:
    Oh, and just to say, on the “point” that Star Trek fans don’t have girlfriends, I’m happily married to a woman who is not into Sci-Fi.Liking Star Trek OR Star Wars OR any other Sci-Fi OR Fantasy OR any other genre of fiction HAS NOTHING TO DO with you other social skills.Anyone that spreads that sorry, out-of-fashion, bigoted stereotype, looses major points in my book.

    I wasn’t saying it was right and I agree with you, it is stupid which is why I usually just laugh at people who stereotype like that and don’t go on a rant about it, which I could do. Unfortunately it is a stereotype that is as common as it is pathetic, thanks to TV shows (which shall remain nameless because people already can think of enough of them), so people actually believe it’s true.

  18. JR said: Unfortunately it is a stereotype that is as common as it is pathetic, thanks to TV shows (which shall remain nameless because people already can think of enough of them), so people actually believe it’s true.

    . . . yah, sometimes I want to be a superhack who knows a superhacker, so I could write shows that would make everyone think that if they’re not people I approve of, then they’re not cool. The hacker could sneak them in and have them broadcast . . .

  19. It’s a joke, people… sheesh! I find you lack of humor disturbing. Live long and laugh a little.

  20. @ Atom Punk:

    Apology accepted. Another difference between the two is that “Star Trek” fans can SPELL “midi-chlorian.” :)

  21. Skybandit:
    Good thing you qualified the question as “Sci-Fi” and not “science fiction,” otherwise Star Wars (and J. J. Abrams’ insult to everyone over the mental age of seven) wouldn’t qualify.I like science fiction, not childish fables about princesses and wizards dressed up with ray guns.Despite recent technological advancements, comic books belong on paper.That’s also why J. J. should quit soiling the names of quakity characters and go make a Star Wars movie.Oh, wait, he already did, didn’t he?

    Amen to that.

    The Abrams movie was OK, but it was a Star Wars movie, not a star trek one. There was no social issues being tackled, no humanism, nothing, just entertainment, blasters and spaceship battles.

  22. Hammerknight

    Wow I picked a touchy subject.

  23. AND the most overworked and banal one possible for a sci-fi forum.