The debate "Starwars is better than startrek" was started by
February 27, 2015, 2:26 pm.
28 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 8 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
I_Voyager posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
PsychDave posted 1 argument, Superr1fifty posted 1 argument, I_Voyager posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
olilongboat, ameliajane, Haelaeif, rickrollross, MOSKAU, priyanshukedia, Raydiff3r, LeaderOfDiscussion, Kirito and 19 visitors agree.
PsychDave, I_Voyager, sonaybitch, Superr1fifty, Mr_Anonymous, LDebatorChamp and 2 visitors disagree.
Sticks and stones might break Dr. Bones, but oranges will hardly hurt him.
Apple a day keeps doctor away? You can throw him with oranges and he won't come close.
Apples and oranges. If we were forced to compare the two irrationally though, I'd side with Star Trek. Star Trek has more to teach and uses better science or philosophy to construct itself. Following PsychDave's argument which is essentially right, I'd say a story which is plot driven is always inferior, even if it's more stimulating - and Star Wars is certainly stimulating. But more of what Star Wars sucked (Jar Jar Binks anyone?) where-as more of what Star Trek did was better (Borg anyone)?
But you can't say it's a hands-down thing, not at all. Apples and oranges are both great, but an apple a day keeps the Doctor away. And I'm sure if you asked Bones for his opinion on that he'd say "I'm a doctor dammit, not a plantation owner!" But Han Solo would just shrug and have no clue what you're talking about because apples and oranges both evolved in climates a long, long time in the future and far far away.
Both have their own niche in the science fiction market. Star Trek has always been more character driven. There were fights, and ship battles, but it was usually secondary to what was going on in the plot. Star Wars tends to be more action. Sword fights and gun fights, planets exploding and narrow escapes. There is still character development, but it was usually more plot driven.