Star Wars vs Star Trek or both

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  1. RS_rob

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    I love both.............
    I grew up with Star Wars & was introduced to Star Trek in my Late Teens

    How about you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    All my friends an people who i tell do find it hard to believe that i have never seen either :LOL::LOL:
     
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    The exact opposite. I watched Star Trek from 1969, aged 10, then Star Wars came along when I was 18 and too old for all the wonderful toys.

    However, I made a goodly sum selling them as collectables during the 90s. I managed to put a whole set of sealed packaged action figures together on the cheap, then sold them to fund my windsurfing kit. I wish I'd kept them to supplement my pension instead - some of them command three figure prices now.

    Personally I prefer the original Star Trek because it was so ground-breaking at the time, on a par with 'Dr Who'. The final episode was broadcast in the USA just before the first moon landing. I don't have much time for all the later spin-off series, although STTNG was for the most part watchable just the once. I found the first three Star Wars movies entertaining and visually very impressive - they helped make Sci Fi respectable, but I thought the last three movies were a waste of time - just Lucasfilm showing off their fancy computer graphics.

    In 1989 I spent a weekend behind a dealer's table at a Star Trek Convention in Liverpool. It was like being kidnapped by a religious cult. This classic sketch says it all:



    (Shatner got in real trouble with the hardcore fans for that).
     
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    I grew up with all of that stuff including every single Dr Who episode. Absolutely love it. I'm a definite science fiction addict.
    I even used to watch blakes seven which was rubbish really.
     
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    I think the early star trek with william shatner was excellent and also the first 3 star wars film. Then they sought of ruined it until the new star trek film a few years ago which was brilliant. Haven't seen the very latest film yet but reviews were mixed so not expecting too much.
     
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    I never really got Star Wars. I still don't get it.
     
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    The recent Star Trek re-boot movies with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as Kirk and Spock are very well put together, but they're falling into the trap of rehashing old storylines for the sake of hardcore fandom, instead of developing new and original ideas to attract a new generation of fans. The parallel with the elders of an established religion insisting on sticking to the holy scriptures and the old ways is quite startling.
     
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    Farm boy rescues princess imprisoned in impregnable fortress by evil dark lord, with the help of old wizard, pirate, lion, tin man and comedy sidekick. Pretty standard stuff really :)
     
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    It's all clear to me now:D

    Why do they screen the films in reverse though? The first film I saw had Luke Skywalker as an adult and the last film when he was a young boy.

    Confuses the hell out of me.
     
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    Star wars was ruined by prequals and whatever. Someone who has not seen one can now watch it from episode 1 so that it run coherently together instead of trying to work out who is who where and when. Loved start trek and its follow ons
     
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    Never liked either as too far fetched for me, would rather watch Rocky 1,2,3,4,5 :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Ha, youngsters, try this....

     
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    how do you upload pictures in here - upload url ? what n how ?? wheres basic uploader gone to copy pics from my lappy to here ??? :mad:
     
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    Oh yes startrek next generation was the best imo.
     
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    Star Wars is much more believable that Rocky 2, 3, 4, & 5 :rofl:
     
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    What was really unbelievable was 7of9. Every time she came on I said "that's unbelievable".
     
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    Jerry Ryan aka 7 0f 9 :h::h::h:
     
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    Star trek original and follow on next generation were the dogs daggly bits.

    Spin-offs such as deepspace 9 and voyager were the pits.

    Once Kirk and Picard etc had beamed up to the after life the whole concept should have been shelved.

    As for starwars.....a bit of entertainment once the paint had dried and nowt else to do.
     
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    Hilldweller for your Journey into Space with Jet Morgan and Lemmie I raise you Dan Dare pilot of the future from the Eagle! My pals lad thinks that they invent science fiction with Star Trek etc. in addition he didn't realise Dr. Who was sooooooo old!
     
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    Eagle, Beano and Dandy wasn't it, long ago.


    Fancy a kids comic called Dandy or Beano for that matter. But from memory there was a whole lot of reading and not so many pictures in those days.
     
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