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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:52 PM
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Poll question: Star Wars vs Star Trek
dum dum dum

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:54 PM
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1. B5!
If I must...ST.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:00 PM
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2. Star Wars, and I'll tell you why:
The totally ridiculous approach to problem solving that all characters in Star Trek have; it's like nothing any human being would do. Any problem in Star Trek can be solved by a variation on this basic theme:

Well, Captain, if we reverse the polarity of the plasma conduits, we can extend a tendril of the plasma into the heart of the gaseous anomaly. This would increase negative radon flux activity by a factor of 500% which would......DESTROY THE ANOMALY! It's...it's crazy Captain, but it just might work! :eyes: :argh:

Star Wars is much more down to Earth:

Luke, blow this thing up so we can go home, will ya? That's much more like the way human beings really behave. :-)
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Redleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:09 PM
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4. Not entirely true- Captain Kirk used to kick a lot of ass.
But he knew how to use the ol' noggin'.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:10 AM
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7. Captain Kirk also GOT a lot of ass...
More than Han Solo ever got! :D
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Redleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:41 PM
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12. Good point, that. Han Solo is a rank amateur compared to Kirk.
LOL!
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:08 PM
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3. Star Trek...
Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:08 PM by trekkerlass
...and here's why: Star Trek has always been about hope for mankind. From it's beginnings in the 1960's (cold war era), its message has always been one of hope for a better future, that we all are not going to go out in a flash and a roar. This hope resonates today; it is one of the few things keeping me sane.

(stepping down off of my soapbox)
Trekkerlass
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jadedcherub Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:13 PM
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5. God bless what I can only assume is (her) heart.
Star Trek is where it's at.

It has a theoretical physician on hand!!

They ask star trek, how do you deal with the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and the Star Trek rep says...


Well. The transporters have what is called a HUPC... Or Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Compensator..


These people do business.

They try to base it off of real crazy physics.

Star Wars took the Literary Fantasy Genre and ripped it off.

You want to tell me George Lucas is original, inspiring, and new?

I'll show you who he copied in anything he has done.

Star Trek all the way!


BEING A GEEK WAS NEVER SO FUN.

.jc.
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:15 PM
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6. Well considering...
that my s/n is trekkerLASS I'd say I am of the female persuasion. ;)
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:11 AM
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8. Star Trek
the original star trek...
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:12 AM
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9. How about a compromise:
William Shatner's Tek War!
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:21 AM
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10. I think my position on this subject is pretty clear...
Just look at the name Trek (explore), or War (self explanitory)
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Calico Jack Rackham Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:30 AM
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11. Star Wars definitly
The Rebels were a bunch of left wingers(like us) fighting against a fascist imperial power
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-04 01:00 AM
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19. I dunno. In the prequels the Force becomes an Aryan purity kind of thing
Edited on Sat May-08-04 01:02 AM by JVS
I much prefered the force when it was a zen type thing than it is now as a purity of the blood thing

Although I guess in the originals they did say it ran in the family, but it seemed less genetic. Kind of like a knack for poetry or math, not a you have this gene thus you are (fill in blank)
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:48 PM
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13. Star Wars
Because there wasn't any of this Prime Directive crap.
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MAlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:50 PM
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14. Star Wars by a mile
About good over evil

Star Trek is just about how great communism is...which I find less cool that Star Wars.

Also, a fleet of Star Destroyers or Mon Cal Cruisers with fighter complement could ruin the entire star trek fleet. And they can outrun them by a ton (can go faster than light)
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lucidmadman Donating Member (551 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:51 PM
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15. But what about little magic boys searching for rings?
...or comic book characters?
Or what about being an adult?
If I'm just that little bit 'toasted' I can appreciate STAR TREK reruns. STAR WARS is completely retarded. The original FLASH GORDON serial from the '30s is way better. They used to show them as half hour shows when I was a kid in the '50s.
I admit it. I just don't get STAR WARS. Bad science, bad fiction.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-04 12:16 AM
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16. Star Trek by a mile
Edited on Sat May-08-04 12:17 AM by Book Lover
Star Wars robots were slaves, plain & simple. Plus, (if I may stitch two threads together) Spock could, any day of the week, kick Vader's ass into the ground!

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-04 12:48 AM
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17. B7...
But of course, "Blake's 7" isn't in the poll, so I have to put Trek first, even though it's been run into the ground and beyond...

The original SW trilogy had its good points, but it was way too light in its presentation, with "Blake's 7" being a lot more harsh, and it was television. ("Return of the Jedi" would have been infinitely better if it didn't have those wretched Ewoks mincing about. The scenes with the Emperor confronting/chiding Luke were as riveting as Vader's revelation to Like, only there were more Empreror scenes... indeed, that's what made me forgive the scene where we find out Leia is Luke's sister. (which is fortunate, otherwise it would have been yet another ripoff from its own mythology.))

I'm not going to acknowledge that Episodes I and II were ever made, yet alone ever conceived of. :puke:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-04 12:57 AM
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18. With the shittiness of the prequels Star Wars has lowered itself to...
trek-like status. A reasonable argument could be made for either being superior at this point, but before the prequels Star Wars was clearly the superior article (although there were some rumblings about the Ewoks being a harbinger of impending lameness)
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