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I remembered this was a question I asked myself as a child which series had the more futuristic stuff, I know they were two completely different shows but I was a child. Now that I just watched Into the Darkness the question just popped back into my head again. Now I remember when I was little I always favored Star Wars (who didn't want a light sabre).But the last two Star Trek movies really won me over and it really makes you feel  that your watching an adventure way ahead of our time and technology, it doesn't help that George  Lucas really butchered the last set of Star Wars movies.

Now my question to you is which series shows off a more advanced civilization in terms of technology, intergalactic relations between planets and different species and overall coolness. Star Trek has stuff like teleportation (I cannot recall ever seeing that in Star Wars although I could be wrong) and Star Fleet and whatnot, while Star Wars has  Light Sabres and the Galactic Federation and all that stuff.

Now which series for you has always given off that future space age vibes more?



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Star Trek.
although, as Star wars aged, so did the tevhnology.



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spurgeonryan said:
Star Trek.
although, as Star wars aged, so did the tevhnology.


I thought the Death Star was cool but when I think about it now it is pretty inefficient



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cyberninja45 said:
spurgeonryan said:
Star Trek.
although, as Star wars aged, so did the tevhnology.


I thought the Death Star was cool but when I think about it now it is pretty inefficient


If you need to build a ship the size of a planet, just to destroy a planet, you know there is a problem.



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Compared to the original series Star wars feels more advanced. Star trek had transporters yet most of the time they didn't have a clue what they were doing and always ended up with the old fist fight solution.

The new star trek movies are in the early stages of the star trek universe, presumably before the original series but seem far more advanced. The next generation series, Deep space nine, Voyager however are way beyond.

The Star wars universe feels pretty big but it wouldn't stand a chance against the borg or worse species 8472. Star wars actually doesn't have a lot of sci-fi, lasers and warp drive is about it.



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are we talking civilisation or technology ?

i remember Star Trek having a society buildt on science exploration and personal fulfillment. at least in TNG it was like that. they also never mentioned any religion or money.

i quite liked that.

as in Star Wars it was a totalitarian regime being overthrown with only the hope that something better may come along.

so i say i'd rather live in the Star Trek universe.



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Porcupine_I said:
are we talking civilisation or technology ?

i remember Star Trek having a society buildt on science exploration and personal fulfillment. at least in TNG it was like that. they also never mentioned any religion or money.

i quite liked that.

as in Star Wars it was a totalitarian regime being overthrown with only the hope that something better may come along.

so i say i'd rather live in the Star Trek universe.


I always thought it ironic that a show produced in the States portrayed an aspirational future model that was essentially a Communist Ideal



Cypher1980 said:
Porcupine_I said:
are we talking civilisation or technology ?

i remember Star Trek having a society buildt on science exploration and personal fulfillment. at least in TNG it was like that. they also never mentioned any religion or money.

i quite liked that.

as in Star Wars it was a totalitarian regime being overthrown with only the hope that something better may come along.

so i say i'd rather live in the Star Trek universe.


I always thought it ironic that a show produced in the States portrayed an aspirational future model that was essentially a Communist Ideal

It does make sense though, once they invented replicators, there need for money completely breaks down. IIRC in DS9 they say the only things still traded in Star Trek is extremely specialist stuff like luxury food's and other stuff which can't totally be replicated or isn't in the database (I imagine the taste of replicated food isn't the same as home made).

But Star Trek is definitely more advanced, food replicators, transporters, warp 10, Star Wars doesn't really have much :/


it's kind of semi related, but I always wondered who would win the Borg or the Replicators (Stargate)? 



The civilizations in Star Trek, well most of them, are far more advanced technologically than those in Star Wars.

If you know a bit about the expanded universe of Star Wars, you'd see that most technology was invented millenia before the era of the movies. The people there don't really know how everything actually works, and 90% of that technology is highly outdated. The most advanced piece of technology in Star Wars is probably the lightsaber. They don't have stuff like replicators, the holodeck (Star Wars has only very crude holograms), transporters and Warp drive in the way they can go everywhere anytime like in Star Trek. They do have more powerful weapons and ships in Star Wars though. Also, socially they're behind in Star Wars, though that may be caused by the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire.

I like both and yes I'd rather live in the Star Trek universe, but I still like Star Wars better .

EDIT: Also, Jedi would win against the Borg though, I don't think you can assimilate the Force.