Starwars or Startrek?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Vash01, Jun 3, 2012.

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Are you a fan of Starwars or Startrek?

Poll closed Sep 1, 2012.
  1. Starwars

    21 vote(s)
    19.8%
  2. Startrek

    42 vote(s)
    39.6%
  3. Both

    31 vote(s)
    29.2%
  4. Neither

    12 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    Somehow there seem to be people that like either Starwars or Startrek. I like them both.

    What about you?
  2. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Well-Known Member

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    What? Spaceballs gets no mention?
  3. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

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    I'm gonna go with Star Trek, just because I love Deep Space Nine.

    I don't dislike Star Wars, I'm just kinda meh on it.
  4. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    I voted for Star Trek, but only the original series... :respec: :respec:
  5. wustfan

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    Star Trek! TNG!!!!!!

    Although I like the oroginal trilogy from Star Wars, but Episodes 1-3 :blah:
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  6. beepbeep

    beepbeep Resident Rude Brazilian

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    It's a valid point.
    :D
  7. Buzz

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    Star Wars for me all the way! :cheer2:
  8. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Well-Known Member

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    beepbeep Resident Rude Brazilian

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  10. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    Neither, I'm not a sci-fi fan at all.
  11. skipaway

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    Star Trek. I actually enjoyed all the series.

    Couldn't vote for Star Wars b/c of the "prequels" 1, 2 and 3 were so abysmal. If they had stopped with 4, 5 and 6 I could have voted for both.
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  13. professordeb

    professordeb Well-Known Member

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    I have loved Star Wars episodes 4-6, thought 1-3 were decent and I like how we discovered what turned Anakin into Darth.
    But my first love -- that would be Star Trek waaaaaaaay back in the 60's and I watched the original series when it first aired. A certain pointed-eared half breed who believed logic was the way to rule one's life had me "fascinated". All the other Star Trek series were good in their own way and I enjoyed them a great deal -- and most of the movies too. Oh yeah, my two favourite movies are both original series characters -- the death and resurrection of my favourite character -- Spock.

    I am guessing that since my love affair with science fiction began at an early age and Star Trek was my fav over another "spacey" show -- Lost in Space. Yeppers, I'm a trek fan all the way.

    Oh yeah, I simply loved that they included "my" Spock when they did the reboot of Star Trek in the movies.
  14. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan Well-Known Member

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    I am a nerd and I like them both...
  15. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    Both! Well, Star Wars Episodes III, IV, V, and VI along with some, not all, expanded universe and Star Trek including the Original Series, movies featuring the cast of the original series (except V. THERE IS NO STAR TREK V), Seasons, roughly, 2-6 of Star Trek: TNG, and the new J.J. Abrams "Star Trek" alternate timeline with Chris Pike Zachary Quinto, et al. DS9 was a lot better when it was called Babylon 5 (JMS had even pitched B5 to the same studio, which a year later comes out with DS9), Voyager and Enterprise...well, Voyager might have been salvageable at some point, Enterprise is one of only two Trek series that was actively cancelled and the only one that DESERVED it.
  16. AliasJohnDoe

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    I love them both. Plus the Stargate franchises!!!
  17. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

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    Trek here. I love Next Generation and Piccard. Fun characters. I think the first Star Wars that came out is a masterpiece and changed movie making, and The Empire Strikes Back is the best of the whole lot. But on the third one, they started getting cutesy with the "we can merchandise these characters even more than before!" When I saw those little teddy bear people in the third movie, I knew they'd sold out.
  18. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    I voted for Star Wars, though I'm bitterly unforgiving of the replacement of the Ewok song and Sebastian Shaw with that generic Victory Celebration theme and Hayden Christensen at the end of Episode VI. :drama:
  19. Cachoo

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    Star Wars came along at a time when I was so negative about the US. After living through assasinations, war, Watergate, Kent State, violent protest (I liked the nonviolent variety) I could not figure out why we bothered celebrating the Bicentennial in 1976. I know this sounds strange but that movie was the beginning of my way back to appreciating the good qualities and--even more--the positive possibilities that the US represented.
    Beyond the (then) eye-opening special effects and sweet story there was the thought that George Lucas could be the embodiment about what was right in an environment that promoted democracy and meritocracy. In fact you look at the films of the 70's and you see an explosion of creativity (free of the yoke of the studio system.) Anyway that first movie is very special to me for a lot of reasons.

    But I love Star Trek too. I'm not sure you have Lucas without Roddenberry. And it seems the series has been a constant in my life since childhood. On the playground at recess I was "Bones." And I loved the latest reboot and am so happy they are filming a sequel. That is a long time with one show and it's ancillaries. Whew--just had to get that off of my chest. I cannot decide on one---I'm glad we have them both.
  20. alchemy void

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    I've never understood how I've always been obsessed with Star Trek but have never been able to get into Star Wars, even though I've tried.

    Voyager is my favorite, followed by TNG. I really think Voyager is quite underrated. Seven of Nine and The Doctor have to be two of the best sci-fi characters ever. Janeway rocks and is a great female version of Kirk, which was refreshing after Picard and Sisko. Unfortunately we also have to deal with the 0-developed and zzzzzzzzz Harry Kim and Chakotay.

    I loooove TNG but I feel like it's a bit too idealized, sanitized. Riker is such a little bitch, man up, marry Troi, and take your own command the fourth time it's offered to you. :p And don't even get me started on the freaking Crushers...

    I'm trying to watch DS9 again. Never been able to get into it. Halfway done through season 1, it's alright, but I'm not hooked yet. Does it get a bit more engaging in season 2?
  21. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    Yes. DS9 is by far my favorite Star Trek series.
  22. AliasJohnDoe

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    I liked the Worf/Judzia Dax storyline.

    Too bad DS9 and Voyager weren't made into movies.
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  23. A.H.Black

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    I even liked Babylon 5 but I would put either in this poll.
  24. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    Yep. When it was on, I watched it irregularly, and stopped watching completely when
    Jadzia died
    but I've recently been watching all of them on DVD and have just started season 7. Watching everyone
    deal with Jadzia's death is making me tear up a little.
  25. rjblue

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    This post is word for word my feelings about all these series. I have all of Voyager on VHS tapes, and I've got a request out for the series on DVD. Someday I'm going to try to watch DS9, but I've got a lot in my "to watch" queue.
  26. KikiSashaFan

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    Me neither. I've never seen any Star Trek or Star Wars so I have no opinion on which is better.
  27. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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  28. nerdycool

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    Trek all the way. DH & I are currently working our way through all the series via Netflix. We just started Voyager, and Enterprise is next. So far, TNG and DS9 are pretty much tied for my favorite. For TNG, I adore Picard and Data. For DS9, I like the continuous storyline.

    It's too early yet to tell whether I'll like Voyager or not... but there is one little thing that bothers me a lot already. In TNG, it's mentioned a few times that the Captain almost NEVER leaves the ship to head-up away teams, and that that is standard protocol in Starfleet. But in the roughly 7 episodes I've seen of Voyager, Janeway leaves the ship every chance she gets, and no one questions it. Yeah, like I said, it's a little thing.
  29. sk8pics

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    Oh, I remember so well that first scene where we met Locutus of Borg. That was chilling when he told them, "Resistance is futile.... Number one." It was great stuff.

    I liked all the Trek series and I even thought Enterprise got better as it went along. Voyager used to annoy me at times, because it seemed like TPTB were nervous making Janeway the captain, and so she had to be more of an expert than her own experts in so many fields. Loved the Doctor on Voyager, though, and especially the episode where he had a family of his own, and as the program played out and one of the family members (I forget which) was going to die, he ended it. One of the other characters scolded him about wimping out, basically, and he went back and "lived" out the experience. It was very well done, I thought.

    But I think Picard and Spock were my two favorite characters in all of Trek. Patrick Stewart did some great work as Picard.
  30. GarrAarghHrumph

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    I like them both, but the one I'm wicked into is Star Trek. It started with TNG... I also liked Enterprise and the new film.

    I haven't seen much of either Voyager or DS-9, as I was living overseas in a country where they didn't air.
  31. Vash01

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    I loved Star trek and the New Generation but I never got into Deep space 9 and any other Star Trek series. I liked the movies too.

    I loved Starwars- all 6 episodes (#1 a bit less than others)
  32. Rogue

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    Definitely, but where it really gets engaging is when the Dominion War begins.
  33. Cachoo

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    "Trekkies" has been playing on either the IFC or Sundance Channel. I watched it recently and wondered what had become of all of the people featured in the documentary. I wondered if the dentist still has his office and uniforms all "Star Trek" all of the time. Odd but terribly inventive...and who am I to judge anyway? The "trekkies" seemed like a fairly happy bunch which is more than I can say for lots of people.
  34. Artemis@BC

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    This series definitely improves as it goes along. Most of season 1 suffered from what I call the "Gene Roddenberry cheeze effect" (TM). But then it recovered.

    Even though Sisko is my least favourite Captain, DS9 is my favourite series of the franchise overall. Mostly because it's so, well, human: while the other series tackle social issues in an oblique, metaphorical way, but on DS9 they're part of everyday existance. Racism, classism, gender roles, socio-economic inequality, religious fundamentalism, consumerism & greed, and of course the effects of war are all part of the very fabric of the show.

    Don't get me wrong, I still love the idealized, almost utopian world of TOS and TNG (and Picard is my favourite Captain, hands down) ... and Voyager was the best actual "trek" (odyssey) iykwim ... but DS9 is a masterpiece.

    Star Wars ... I enjoyed. Just can't get too emotional about it.
  35. Artemis@BC

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    There was a sequel, Trekkies 2. I haven't seen that one (a friend told me it wasn't nearly as good), and the imdb description says it takes "a more international focus" ... but maybe it revisited some of the original folks.
  36. znachki

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    This^
  37. TheGirlCanSkate

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    The orig Star Wars and Next Gen. :D

    But my biggest SciFi love is Dr Who.
  38. AliasJohnDoe

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    Many trekkies claim DS9 is the best written of the 5 star trek series. And I agree if you watch the series as a whole.

    Voyager was my personal favorite of the star trek series. It had more BORG than any of the series (I love the BORG storylines). Janeways tussles with the Queen BORG were outstanding. With season 3, Voyager changed for the better with the addition of Seven of Nine. Her re-intergration into human society after being taken as a child and tansformed into BORG made for some of the best episodes.

    My favorite episode of Star trek:TNG was the last episode when Picard joined the crew at playing poker and said "I should have done this a long time ago" gave me goosebumps. Meaning, he should have spent this kind of time with his crew more often, even though as captain, he tried to keep a distance from personally interaction. "All Good Things Must Come To An End"
  39. VALuvsMKwan

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    I watched the first airing of a "Star Trek" episode in 1966, and it was neither "The Cage" or "Where No Man Has Gone Before", but "The Man Trap". I have been a fan of every movie and series since, with the exception of "Enterprise", which I gave up on during the second season.

    I had just graduated from college and was on a camping trip in Florida when I saw something when checking in on TV news regarding this blockbuster movie called "Star Wars" that had come out of nowhere breaking box office records. I managed to get to a mall theater in St. Augustine and saw it and walked out stunned.

    Amazed by what is now known as Episode 4, liked and was frustrated by The Empire Strikes Back (middle of trilogy) and was pretty well satisfied by Return of the Jedi (despite the damn Ewoks).

    MANY years later, watched Episode 1 only on video. It so annoyed me by its relative amatuerishness in story and acting compared to Eps 4 through 6, not that they were Shakespeare, that I have not to this day seen Episodes 2 or 3, and have no desire to ever watch them. Some of that is, no doubt, due to difference in interests between my early to mid-20's and my late 40's into 50's.
  40. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    You really should see Episodes 2 and 3. They are much better than 1, particularly episode 3 is very good. The whole thing is tied together very well, so that 4,5 6 make sense. My only complaint is the reliance on special effects which sometimes overshadow the story of Anakin, Padme and Obi wan. We already know it's a tragedy, and yet it holds the audience's interest.
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