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'Star Wars' versus 'Star Trek': why can’t fans just get along?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by WSF-Roger, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. WSF-Roger

    WSF-Roger Active Member Webmaster

    “May the Force be with you” vs. “Live Long and Prosper,” lightsabers vs. phasers, warp drive vs. hyperdrive. The fan debate over which story, technology, space ships and characters are superior started a long time ago.

    To casual moviegoers, there is not much difference between “Star Trek,” the sci-fi franchise that launched on television in 1966, and "Star Wars,” which debuted on movie screens in 1977. Yet to hard-core fans the differences are as significant as those between tribbles and droids.

    “Star Trek” fans think “Trek” is better because it portrays a complex, science-based technological future where diverse species unite for the betterment of all. “Star Wars,” many believe, is a simple adventure with ray-guns and walking carpets, the good guy wears white, the bad guy wears black, and there’s a magic “Force.”

    Read more at Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2015/12/03/us-film-starwars-startrek-idUSKBN0TL1BV20151203#A7P2AFpAozdiQaLa.99

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