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Shatner: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
« on: September 28, 2011, 09:35 AM »
I wasn't sure where to post this, so if it belongs somewhere other than its own thread I'm sorry.  Just saw this video this morning, with William Shatner comparing Star Trek and Star Wars:

http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=47224

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Re: Shatner: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 06:13 PM »
Well, Shatner has spoken. We can all pack up and go home now.
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Re: Shatner: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 11:42 PM »
Like the guy who owns the blog, I can't really disagree with Shatner, but I think he's a little bit biased.

I guess I fall into the category of I like them both, quite a bit, but prefer Star Wars.  They each have their own unique traits.
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Re: Shatner: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 12:02 AM »
Can't really take The Shat seriously when he's wearing an Affliction shirt

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Re: Shatner: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 12:21 AM »
Sort of narrow arguments on Shatner's part...  I'm assuming he was kidding around for the most part since, well, I don't know Shatner for being a real serious guy unless it's arguing with George Takei.

I love TNG, DS9, and JJ Abrams reboot.  Didn't like TOS, but did like some of the TOS movies.  Voyager I was sort of into, but never like TNG and DS9...  Enterprise was just utter **** IMO.  They should've instead focused on what works...  Warin' and whorin', but never borin'.  I'd have watched a post-dominion "military" style Trek dealing with the conflicts that arise, or a more involved "Borg War" Trek series...  Basically more of TNG or DS9, and more Borging it up.

Can't say I agree with Shatner, regardless of his intent, that SW was derived from ST.  I don't even see real influence there.  I think Lucas was kind of beyond that stuff at that point in his life.

Also can't say I agree on the "humanity" argument, and that it was lacking in SW...  It's there, it's less blunt since it's not necessary to cram it into a TV episode's time-frame for one storyline. 

But hey, it's Shatner...  And speaking of Shatner, I believe Betty White just Shat in her pants!
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Re: Shatner: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 08:55 PM »
And Carrie Fisher/Princess Leia's response:

Fisher Responds to Shatner's Trek vs. Wars
« Last Edit: November 16, 2011, 08:56 PM by Brian »

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Re: Shatner: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 10:39 AM »
So...they are both insane.
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