Quoting Garett Smith
Star Wars or Star Trek? You choose.
There is no question. Star Wars is vastly superior, barring the remastered original trilogy and the newer episodes. The original trilogy had such a strong story and created such a complete galactic society that it edges out Star Trek. Of course, Will Shatner doesn't really make a good case for the Trekkies either. As far as captains go, Han Solo is much more interesting. Although, I will admit that the 2009 version of Captain Kirk gives Solo much more of a challenge than Shatner's portrayal. I think what really sets Star Wars into a class all its own, though, is first of all the different spacecraft featured in the movies. The Milenium Falcon and the Frigate Redemption may be the coolest looking ships ever in the history of sci-fi. Plus, the ships were just much larger and those belonging to the Empire more oppressive. The other is the story set-up. If you take just the elements of the story and ignore the actual plot, you find wizards, (including the wise, old one who quickly dies), knights, sword play, princesses, many odd creatures comparable to dragons, a dark lord in a dark fortress, the unlikely hero with an unknown past. George Lucas took the stereotypical fantasy story and placed it in a science fiction setting. Pure brilliance. Permalink