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November 03, 2004

ST-v-SW

Six of one and half a dozen of the other... ST-v-SW answers your Star Trek vs Star Wars questions.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 3, 2004 12:13 PM

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Both SW and ST have their significant failings. I often wonder how a series that was more "realistic" with regards to science and human nature would look (and don't say Babylon 5!)
No reflexive hatred of capitalism ("payday" episodes a la MASH)
Marine contingents on board starships
(think "Aliens", or even some episodes evoking "Tour of Duty". No more expendable red shirts)
Retaining significant cultural differences among humans (Think of "the Federation" being composed of various Earth nations, power blocs, trade alliances, and their colonies)
NO TRANSPORTERS (thus no McGuffins, easy way outs or deus ex machinas to resolve plots cheaply)
MORE CAPTAIN KIRKS! Down with Politically Correct starship captains!

Posted by: Demetrius at November 4, 2004 09:13 AM

Space: Above And Beyond had some of these elements. Sometimes I think Debbye was the only other person to have seen the series...

Posted by: Flea at November 4, 2004 09:21 AM