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Old 02-17-2008, 11:11 AM
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I dunno.....Kirk is as popular as Han Solo I think
Both are definite Icons
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:05 PM
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Star Wars vs STAR TREK is a false choice anyway. There's room in the galaxy for both, not to mention room in movie fans' hearts and minds. One may be more favorite than another for individuals, but both clearly co-exist. Whether they co-exist peacefully is up to people, not the franchises.
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i feel that if Star Wars (1977) didnt do so well. We souldnt have had Star Trek:TMP.
They would have proceeded with the Star Trek II, TV show. So in a odd way we should be thankful of Star Wars.
I dont think there is comparing them. Star Wars is the classical "Heroes journey" fantasy film. Star Trek is the "brainy" story line. And I love them both.

make it so!!
Good point! I remember hearing Leonard Nimoy say once, that he believed the success of the star trek films was in large part owed to the success of starwars. 20th Century Fox had starwars and then Paramount had Star Trek so it sort of kickstarted the star trek movie phenomena.

Personally I think Nicholas Meyer did that though with Khan!
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Good point! I remember hearing Leonard Nimoy say once, that he believed the success of the star trek films was in large part owed to the success of starwars. 20th Century Fox had starwars and then Paramount had Star Trek so it sort of kickstarted the star trek movie phenomena.

Personally I think Nicholas Meyer did that though with Khan!
Star Trek influenced Star Wars which reinfluenced Star Trek... it's the circle of life...an Elton John song yet to be covered by Shatner
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This happened a few years ago and it was all over the news, but I'm wander what everyone thought of the woman wearing her Starfleet uniform to court as a juror?
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:31 AM
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Star Trek influenced Star Wars which reinfluenced Star Trek... it's the circle of life...an Elton John song yet to be covered by Shatner
I'd like to see that cover! I'm partial to his 'It was a very good year'.

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Well I always thought that TNG did shake the 'only for nerds' stigma.

I know a lot of adults who watched TNG during the 90s and they aren't Trekkies by any means.

TNG was just a damn good tv show in the 90s and being that it was able to reach that mainstream audience.

I mean TNG's series finale is considered one of the best finales in television history.

Yeah, some Trekkies are considered 'nerds' but IMO there are plenty of people out there who could be Trekkies and not have that 'nerd' title. Plus there are plenty of people who just enjoy Trek and they aren't Trekkies/Trekkers/Nerds at all.

I just don't think Trek has reached the audience size as Star Wars. That's something I hope is accomplished with this new movie.

Indeed, I agree, TNG really was a public success as far as "nerds only" goes.
In fact, it was my mother watching that show that got me started as a Trek fan! (and she, by no means, is a Nerd) So, in short, I argeee
PS I don't like Elton John. Gothic Metal appeals to me more (Nightwish, Within Temptation, ect) and no offence to fans, but Will Shatner needs somemore music theory lessons before I buy any more albums from him...so....yeah
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This happened a few years ago and it was all over the news, but I'm wander what everyone thought of the woman wearing her Starfleet uniform to court as a juror?
I thought it was embarrassing example of fan taking their devotion to a science fiction series WAY too far.
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I thought it was embarrassing example of fan taking their devotion to a science fiction series WAY too far.
I pretty much agree.
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I thought it was embarrassing example of fan taking their devotion to a science fiction series WAY too far.
This is so true. The woman obviously has some serious issues because this is not a healthy passion. And there were a few more of those examples in Trekkies and Trekkies 2, although I think she was the most extreme case. The other night I happened to watch a show called "TV Made Me Do It" where they featured this English guy who converted his entire house into a ST starship (I had first seen him on Trekkies as well) and now he's trying to sell it without having to dismantle it completely. I wonder if he's managed to do it. The house is amazing (it even has a voice-recognition computer) but he put himself $300,000 in debt to built it. Unbelievable...
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