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Advantages Of Star Wars Movies

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Space, it’s the final frontier. However, even now, many science fiction fanatics and casual watchers alike will argue about which frontier is superior: the Star Wars films, or the Star Trek television franchise. While the Star Wars movies are not bad, there are several reasons as to why the Star Trek series are better. From instances of technology, to plot, to character, even to cultural influence, I wholeheartedly believe that Star Trek is light years better than Star Wars. First released in 1977, the Star Wars movies are good, and that is all. At the time, the films were regarded as storytelling and special effect masterpieces, but forty years later, those feats that once defined them are no longer special. Though thought by some to…show more content…
“It’s a period of civil war.
Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.”
Already, they specifically label the Galactic Empire as villainous and introduce the Rebel alliance as the heroes. While the idea of a battle of good and evil is not a bad one, it is not new, and it is not as complex or relatable as the progressive Star Trek plot. In addition to plot, Star Trek has also had numerous characters with many layers of depth. In Star Wars, Luke Skywalker is the protagonist boyish hero with a tragic motivation. That is the only defining point to his characterization. He wants to be a hero for the sake of being a hero, whether it’s in Episode IV and he’s bargaining to go to the Academy, or in Episode V when he leaves his Jedi training. In Star Trek:The Next Generation, we meet Captain Jean Luc Picard, a man motivated by the pursuit of knowledge and the good of not only humanity, but all life. More than that, he has interests beyond that in art, history, literature, architecture. I will give Star Wars the exception of the complexity Darth Vader, however he is the only exception.
The female characters of Star Trek are also not only more in depth, but also numerous, featuring protagonists such as Uhura, Jadzia Dax, B’Elanna Torres, Kira Nerys, Seven of Nine, and Captain Janeway, all main
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