Star Trek is science fiction; Star Wars is fantasy.

Star Trek is science fiction; Star Wars is fantasy. | STAR WARS AND STAR TREK ARE TWO DIFFERENT GENRES STAR WARS STAR TREK | image tagged in change my mind,memes,hello i'd like to start an argument please,star wars,star trek,internet troll | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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From a comment on a RaySingh meme - imgflip.com/i/2h8h17

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Looks like fantasy to me! XD
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First! XD
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FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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(Stolen from DashHopes.)
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LOL :)
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:-)
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:P
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Lol. I didn't spot that one.
Anyway, here's the link to DashHopes's meme: imgflip.com/i/2d9n38
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*sabers
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That was awesome
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Yup! Definitely a good one.
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; D
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Fo' sho'!
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And out comes my spelling cop side, lol

It's lightsaber* ;P
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It was pointed out to me many times in the original meme also lol
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ah, oops, lol My bad ;)
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This could be you in a few months lol: i.imgflip.com/2ifxek.jpg (click to show)
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Or 3 years lol
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Damn that’s cold. haha
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Lol ;-)
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That's actually part of the problem with Disney Star Wars, they've taken out a lot of the fantasy elements and focused almost strictly on the sci-fi. Even the prequel trilogy kept the fantasy element fully alive.
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I hope you don't mind me saying I'm somewhat skeptical of that claim (the only Disney Star Wars movie I've seen is Episode 7, and I didn't notice what you're saying), but it sounds interesting, so if you want to elaborate a bit about your point of view, I'd be happy to hear it.
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Well it was a thought that only just occurred to me when I read the post I was replying to, so it's more like a nebulous concept than something I can put into concise words, but it's just lost a lot of that "fantasy", swords and sorcery feeling for me. Now it just feels more like contemporary people of our own society running around with futuristic tech.
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OK cool.
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Maybe the way the dialogue is done was a factor? (Now that you brought up the difference, I'm trying to think it over.) George Lucas's dialogue was very archaic/classic. Full of quotable lines and character-defining moments. On the other hand, from what I saw in Episode 7, it was just people speaking like in any other movie. Completely forgettable. Maybe that's one of the elements.
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Yeah, that's part of it as well, like calling lightsabers "laser swords".
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I like Star Trek more
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The only Star Trek movie I really liked is the one where they saved the whales.
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I wasn't clear. I was referring to the TV Show "Star Trek". But I agree about "Save The Whales". Although I liked "The Wrath of Khan" and the one about Spock, as well
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The original series? Or The Next Generation?
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:-)
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lol
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Note to self: never read that book.
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:-)
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Although I did like that one
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Lol :-)
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I've never seen that one. Most people say it's the best.
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And Search For Spock too if you haven't. Christopher Loyd is beautiful!
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Lol
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haha, on mine too,,,

I didn't realize till scrolling down after that you hadn't seen The Wrath of Khan. The pause between "Mr" and "Socrates" was borrowed from a line early in the movie.
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Yeah, I figured the way you captioned it was something to do with how he speaks in the movie. :-)
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It's not from the scene in the pic, but I recently had made that into one of my templates as his expression can lend itself into being translated into different tones based on the caption,,,
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i.imgflip.com/1zr3sb.gif (click to show) Seems logical.
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i.imgflip.com/2ict81.gif (click to show) :-)
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Best comment/gif lmao
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Lmao
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Star Wars makes billions. Star Trek makes millions.

But you're right. And they both rock! :-)
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Star wars entertains

Star Trek inspires
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That's what Star Trek is /supposed/ to do at least. Not a sign of that to be seen in STD though...
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I'm so confused
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Lol
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Just in case. :-)
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As Honest Trailers put it:

"And the Kardshians; omnipresent leather-skinned tyrants bent on galactic domination! I'm sorry, what was that? Ohhhh, sorry. And the /Cardassians/; omnipresent leather-skinned tyrants bent on galactic domination! Meh, not sure which one I prefer."
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In their honest trailer for Star Trek TNG, I mean, oops, lol.
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It was on "Jeopardy" a few nights ago
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Me too.
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I’m sure it just slipped your mind :)
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Kidding, watched it too, even that sucky last year of the original one,,,

Lost In Space rules
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It was an era when even the crappy shows were still good.
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Have you seen the new one on Netflix? I love that one :)
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Anyone remember this one?
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Barely-when did it come out? It’s funny because apparently that was supposed to be so futuristic but we’re now almost 20 years past the title:)
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‘75-‘77. I remember (also barely) seeing it when I was a kid on TV. When 1999 seemed so far into the future... X D
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I think it was trying to compete with Battlestar Galactica. They were around the same time...
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Totally.
Ended too soon.
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Yesssss!
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This is the first I've heard of it. Searching for pics of Dr Smith, I saw his current replacement, and now I'd rather not.

I did love the movie tho,,,
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Yes, the original Dr Smith was the epitome of misunderstood evil and he played it well. I liked the movie too:)
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I didn't think anyone else could step in those shoes, but Gary Oldman is probably the only one that could pull it off...
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I liked it, but was a bit too talky, like was this show a British drama?

Plus 1 out of every 3 scenes was with Katee Sackhoff (I swear, I counted!) even if just to show her puff her cigar. That was irritating.
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haha, jk

Took me some seasons to just tolerate her. Granted, a Starbuck lookalike, but I thought a tad overdone.

But that last Riddick movie changed my mind on Sackhoff. She was way cool in that.
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Arn't the both kinda a mix?
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I agree with you a billion times over. The only thing that makes Star Wars resemble science fiction is that it’s set in space. Why can’t people understand that? I mean, all the fantasy tropes are there.
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I once told someone Star Wars wasn't really science fiction. His reply: "But it's futuristic." My reaction: i.imgflip.com/2ifp5o.jpg (click to show) Lol.
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He’s technically correct... But that’s still a facepalm waiting to happen. haha
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You have no idea how many people don’t know that it’s Lucas’ equivalent of “once upon a time”
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And maybe the robots (another common element in science fiction).

But even then, they were more like comic relief characters, than depictions of how relationships between humans and robots would actually be.

In other words, it's using something with a science-fiction "appearance," but it's just a narrative device to tell a fairy tale story, like pretty much everything else in Star Wars.
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Little known da t: Star Trek was based on wagon train. A western where peole met new and strange people in their travels west..
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Fact
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That was "Star Trek : Voyager"
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And the premise is different how? Read roddemberry’s pitch to the networks on it
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I always felt Star Trek lacked a certain grittiness for the most part. Star Trek TNG for example was practically antiseptic.
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being a fan of both series, I can confirm they are different genres. Star Trek is more hard science fiction while Star Wars is more sci-fi fantasy
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That's... actually very profoundly true.

Robotech is "space opera." I like that.
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Except for the irritating Minmae crap.
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LOL! touche... touche... Lisa is the babe!
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Why are people arguing over this? It isn't as though one is better than other. It is just different genre.

When's the last time you heard some engineer in Star Wars technobable about anything? (not including anything from Disney that is, I only accept 1-6 as canon)

Star Wars had always been categorized under Action/Adventure/Fantasy.
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Good one! i.imgflip.com/1rjo1c.gif (click to show)
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That would work, as a meme.
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Meuhahahahaha:
Read it and weep you “Star Wars isn’t real” kids:
Gene Roddenberry claimed he pitched Star Trek as "Wagon Train to the stars", referring the concept of a recurring cast on a journey with notable guest stars becoming the focus of various stories. In his March 11,1964 initial pitch document for the series he wrote, "STAR TREK is a 'Wagon Train' concept—built around characters who travel to worlds 'similar' to our own".[36]
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Star Wars is loosely based on the Wizard of Oz
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Citation please
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Star Wars is oedipus Rex, Taoism, and classic good v. evil... Star Trek is wagon train., you are right. Just wrong about it.
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Star Wars is also "swords and sorcery" in space.
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Never said there was. The problem is that it's missing from Disney's SW.
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Sad but true. It’s all pop and PC now...
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Interesting.
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Cannot be unseen
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I don't really understand that.
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In Star Wars the heroes are fighting the man.

In Star Trek the heroes are the man.
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Well nowadays, in Disney's SW, the men are all demons, dumbasses, or dead.
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You know what? You're totally right! Star Trek is all scientific but Star Wars is full of magic.
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