Originally Posted by BoringGuy
Star Wars vs. Star Trek is definitely one of the consummate archetypical debates of contemporary Western popular culture. You can apply it to just about any intellectual masturbation exercise, and use it to prove whatever point you want.
I have always leaned toward the "Trek" camp, probably because I can find more characters in it with whom i identify in real life, but it doesn't really matter which side of the fence you land on. It is still a wonderful rhetorical tool.
BoringGuy, I really liked where this subject was going, but felt that we were kind of veering off of the OP, so I created a new thread over in the Fireplace forum called Star Trek and Star Wars
with my thoughts on what you said as well as space for anyone else to have their say on these 2 great Sci Fi phenomena :-).