Originally Posted by DevilEyes
So that means that Uhura is Kirk's twin sister, and Nero is their father who's joined the dark side?
Seriously, this video is funny, but claiming that Star Trek is incredibly similar to Star Wars would be ridiculous. You could as well say that Star Wars ripped off Hamlet or Lion King or whatever, and I am sure you could find ways to make it seem like the two had the same plot. Pretty much every origin story is similar, and follows the archetypal "Hero's journey".
This video only addresses the new Star Trek movie, not the franchise as a whole. The more I learn about this film, the more i realize it is
Trek because it derives from many Trek sources, but there's no denying the similarity with the original Star Wars, could that be the reason for the film's box-office success?