Star Trek vs Star Wars – 5 things each does better

A couple of weeks ago I finally caught Rogue One on Netflix, and the crazy thing is I liked it so much I find myself drawn back to Star Wars once more…. after God knows how long.

A couple of months ago I did a post that touched upon the ongoing Star Trek vs Star Wars fan debate, although my focus wasn’t about the debate at all. Today, for shits and giggles I just wanted to put together a list of 5 things that each of the franchise does better than the other. Because I personally find it hilariously dumb, you can rest assured that this won’t be one of those silly discussions that try to argue how turbolasers are more powerful than phasers.

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Attack on Titan Review

I mentioned at one point that I am a reverse-Anime-convert: I grew up on anime, but grew out of it. The modern anime stories and concepts (and character designs) don’t appeal to me, but even then I’ve heard hype about this one: Attack on Titan, a manga by Hajime Isayama which has been adapted to an anime TV series. I’ve just been watching Series/Season 1, so this review is based on only that.

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Enterprise

startrekenterpriseSix months ago I made an effort to go back and watch Voyager (since I never got into it), and posted my initial thoughts on the series. As it turned out, I found the whole thing far too tedious and boring to watch; I couldn’t finish Season 2 and had to drop it before my tear ducts dried out.

I don’t know if watching Voyager actually caused me actual brain damage, because I subsequently watched the Star Trek Animated series and found that to be more entertaining. -_-

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

It doesn’t matter if I am writing stories set in fictional worlds and universes, or playing online games like Mushes — one of the first things (if not THE first thing) I look for or create is a map of the setting. It anchors the stories and provides a foundation for the setting to be built on. Imagine a book like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones without a map… readers will be so hopelessly lost in the story.

By contrast, many TV shows (especially Sci-Fi TV, of which Star Trek is a prominent example) have no maps of their worlds/universes — I assume this is done on purpose so that the ability to tell stories isn’t hampered by the confines of a map. Fans then pick up the slack and try to cobble together maps; it’s just part of our human instinct to codify things! There are MANY versions of Star Trek galaxy maps out there, but here is a simple one that seems to have the basic essentials that most agree with:

MapAB

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