My Favorite Movie: Star Trek Vs. Star Wars

Submitted by: Rich_in_VA 8 years ago in Funny
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1910892

A side-by-side, split screen comparison of the two movies and how the new Star Trek pretty much ripped Star Wars off.
There are 28 comments:
Female 3
star trek rocked...totally the best film of the summer
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Male 18
The CGI for the new Star Trek was done by Industrial Light and Magic. How can it be a ripoff if it`s the same folks doing both films?
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Male 792
It`s called the Hero`s Journey. Look it up. It`s been employed for, oh, about 1.5 million years now, as a method of story telling.
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Male 3,425
Who cares if it`s a knock off, still probably the best film I`ve seen this year.
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langdonhill
Male, 13-17, Western US
363 Posts Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:33:21 PM
Folks, I think it`s important to remember that the new Star Trek is actually a prequel. Having said that, does anybody remember Jar-Jar from the Star Wars prequels? Star Trek wins. The defense rests.

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Err, actually- No.
The new Trek film depicts an alternate universe (or timeline rather) than the one shown in the series as Vulcan is destroyed and a bunch of people who were dead are alive and those who were alive are dead (IE Kirk`s dad) so it`s not really a prequel per-say..


and as for the video, I dunno- I`ve found that all great epic tales (Star Wars, Harry Potter, LOTR, and now Star Trek even) follow the same writing scheme.

Ah well, I really don`t give a crap as I enjoy them regardless. Where as LOTR had an epic fantasy tale, Star Trek had black holes, shiny space ships, and imploding planets.

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Male 506
Folks, I think it`s important to remember that the new Star Trek is actually a prequel. Having said that, does anybody remember Jar-Jar from the Star Wars prequels? Star Trek wins. The defense rests.
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Male 820
Still, I enjoy both, and I don`t care if they have similar elements, because they both have a permanent place in my childhood.
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CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
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[ Delete Post ] Thursday, May 14, 2009 2:00:51 PM
Star Trek was written long before Star Wars, So who borrowed from whom ?
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It`s not really a relevant or fair argument. Both franchises have grown since the 70s (when Sci Fi became more mainstream) and both are guilty of being inspired by other sources...and to be fair, both have inspired as much as they borrowed!

Personally I like them both because they both have elements anyone can enjoy.

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Male 17,512
Star Trek was written long before Star Wars, So who borrowed from whom ?
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freddyferret
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
3857 Posts
[ Delete Post ] Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:14:27 AM
I like them both so screw you all. :P Plus LOTR so double screw Maddog.
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Oh noes!

See..the 1st movie should have started like this

and ended like this!


3 movies of walking! Even the frigging trees walked in that movie (as so well stated in Clerks II)

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Male 2,076
dangit. the movie was just ruined for me.
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Male 274
star trek was initially a tv series
while star wars was a movie
both have ass kicking qualities
FTW both
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Male 914
i like star wars and star trek equally as much...each are good in their own unique way...people who can ONLY like one, but not the other need to get new brains. the one you have is too small...

-peace

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Female 116
Star Trek was entertaining, but Star Wars wins hand down.
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Male 1,788
Pretty funny stuff.
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Male 2,553
Haa haa. Star Trek has finally been revealed...
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Female 103
To everyone (past, present, and future) inevitably arguing about Star Wars vs Star Trek (and any other such geeky things):

NNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRDSSS!!!

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Male 541
Both great movies though. Just saw Star Trek today.
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Male 11,740
I like them both so screw you all. :P Plus LOTR so double screw Maddog.
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Male 689
as corny and ridiculous as star wars is, its still better than any star trek film
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Male 2,592
come on now they`re both space movies about an upcoming space hero. there are going to be similarities. and kirk was a farm boy before luke was. the trek story came out before the wars story. if you go back in time in trek the story happens alot like wars but better.
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Male 3,369
At least it`s not 3 movies worth of hobbits walking to Mordor!
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Male 358
George Lucas Based Star Wars on an Akira Kurosawa film called The hidden fortress,which is undoubtebly better than both of these films put together.
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Male 621
I commented before I watched it. So you mean to tell me this 40second piece of poo has been voted 4.0? Why? It was the pootest comparison I ever saw.
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Male 621
Who cares. The new star Trek Movie was better anyway. Hey, lets get abrams to do a remake of Star Wars.
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Male 203
You can make the same comparison with Star Wars and the Bible I think, I`m sure I`ve seen a properly constructed argument :)
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Male 339
I totally disagree -- I think you could make the same argument with Star Wars against a lot of movies.
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Male 110
Link: My Favorite Movie: Star Trek Vs. Star Wars [Rate Link] - A side-by-side, split screen comparison of the two movies and how the new Star Trek pretty much ripped Star Wars off.
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