RE: Star Trek Vs Star Wars
Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:40 PM
I am of the opinion that both have their merits and their flaws. I happen to like both universes but I do my roleplaying in the Star Trek universe.
The only reason I made this choice is because Star Wars is a fantasy set a long time ago etc etc where as Trek is set in a possible human future (Much like Bab 5, another hue favorite of mine). I enjoy being able to add to the sense of the Late Roddenberry's final frontier with a great group of people.
I dislike the idea of playing in a Universe where the 'good guys' are actually the bad guys. (Mind control, judge/jury/executioner, our way or the high way sort of thing) who manipulate politics for their own gain.
Where do you stand? I only ask because reading both the linked article from the main site and the comments, no one has really put up a valid argument why one is, or has to be better than the other.
Add to that, an article that talks of Star Wars being the future really got in two people who missed the whole point of Star Wars..
Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:18 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:43 PM
Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:44 AM
Star Trek,similar but in the UFP,tech isn't as beat up. Slick ships, memorable people,aliens included. All trying to find something fulfilling. On Earth no money,but elsewhere. You need it. Aliens in Star Trek tend to be a mostly human body with few differences in structure. At the time it was either difficult, expensive or impossible to make a truly alien person each week,let alone a crew of then. Like the USS Titan for instance. In the beginning it was for budget reasons. One show is a few movies, the other a TV show intended to be a little campy(TOS),but the biggest amount of fun. Both of these have memorable lines,peoples and stories.
I don't see SW being the past or future,maybe just another universe all together. However,to see it as the distance past would be wonderful writing fodder,when a UFP archeologist digs up something.
I can say this if the Yu'uzhen Vong show up, I'm outta' here. Sick the Borg or the Q on 'em. Nasty warlike,very,very mean frightening extra- galactic aliens. These guys would make an incredible mess before all the quadrants unite to kick them out.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:20 PM
I could give a reason why this cycle will continue as long as SW is being published but I think I have made my point. Star Trek is more complex in most regards. I believe that ST key point of difference is that it has a clear timeline. More or less starting at First Contact, anything after that well the skies are the limits. The amount of thought that has gone into making the Trek universe consistent, believable in the sense that one would be forgiven to think that it might be our future, and its pronounced continuity throughout all the different tv shows is insane. While both SW and ST have these things only ST deliveries a universe that we can really explore and throw ourselves into which is why we are here.
If there was an actual question I hoped I answered it. Truth is I have openly admitted that if I came across a SW pbem that was as active as SB118 before I stumbled onto SB118, I might not be here now. Star Wars is still that good and something that will hold my interest for quite some time though. I wouldn't abandon it on the faults listed above unlike other scifi movies. In fact I did find remainders of SW games but nothing that was still organised which shows just how much potential ST has. Willpower will only sustain a community based game like this for so long. If there is nothing to spark the imagination what is left? In that sense it seems pretty simple that Trek is much better.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:38 PM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:17 AM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:26 AM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:32 PM
:-) I'd like to see the New Jedi Order with the Yu'uzhaan Hong shown on the big screen. Those space battles would be epic.
I'd get a bag of popcorn, a bottle of Jack Daniels, and a good steak to watch that play out!
Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:52 PM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:21 PM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:12 PM
At my house,hubby and I have an air Popper and a lot of popcorn. Bring gentleman Jack,we've the pop corn. Now we need a wicked cool space battle.
You are so on! I starteed a thread about one I would like to see...Galactica vs. the Enterprise....
Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:26 PM
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:46 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:53 PM
I find it hard to Role play in the Star Wars universe because it is so Hugh. A fun 'Verse to play in. Like thr Trek universe there are many timeliness to choose from depending on what your RPG group is like.
Your right, with the exception of Enterprise everything in Trek has been progressive along a timeline. I can't really imagine what SB118 would have been like ten years ago so I completely understand how difficult it would be to pick a Star Wars era to RP in. To me the Star Wars universe is very similar to what earth is now so to me life wouldn't be all that different.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:02 PM
Ahh Sulu, if you hadn't become a helmsman you would have been one hell of a ambassador
Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:10 PM
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