There's a great movie out there titled Free Enterprise that you must see. It has some language in it, but if you can overlook that, it's a riot! It starts out with a kid having a schoolyard fight over who is cooler--Han Solo or Captain Kirk.
I once had someone ask me how I can like both Star Trek and Star Wars. My reply? How could you not? I understand some people may not be cut out for certain things. I'm a big fan of Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, but I've never been able to get into Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Still love Joss Whedon, but am I less dedicated because I don't like it all? Nope.
Both Trek and Wars are epic sci-fi. They were groundbreaking in their time, and even now, scientists are in awe of the tech imagined by Roddenberry and Lucas. From tricorders to lightsabers, we all would like to get our hands on some of that magic. That's why they have those awesome cons--to get the swag and bear or wield it proudly!
And those ships! While the Millennium Falcon can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, the glory of the NCC-1701D is in a Starfleet class all its own. Was I the only one who watched in awe many moons ago when the Enterprise's saucer section separated? Of course, piloting the Falcon would be a dream come true. Another tough call!
Aliens play a role in both universes. I love the creativity behind these creatures! Green skinned girls, scaly beasts, self-sacrificing Bothans, child-protecting Horta...the gamut of interesting. This is one of the many reasons sci-fi appeals to me--the possibilities. And the impossibilities.
So...who is cooler? Captain Kirk or Han Solo? Princess Leia or Yeoman Rand? Bones or Yoda? (Okay, that last one was unfair. Poor Bones!) I'm so glad I don't have to choose. I can enjoy each one for what it is. I can place my head and my heart in a galaxy far, far away or somewhere along the Final Frontier. Long live Trek and Wars!
I just hope to never see a cross-over!
How about you? Which do you prefer?
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