Star Wars vs. Star Trek Essay

887 Words Apr 5th, 2000 4 Pages
Thesis: Star Trek and Star Wars each posses similar and different general concepts, themes, and motives.

Outline

I. Technology A. Star wars 1. Weapons 2. Ships B Star Trek 1. Weapons 2. Ships
II. Characters A. Star Wars

Sean McGrann
Enr. English II
Compare/Contrast Essay
3/6/00

Star Wars vs. Star Trek Throughout the past two decades, two science fiction cult classics have rivaled each other. Both have strong followings of loyal fans that live and breath these classic tales. Lunch boxes, t-shirts, masks, bed sheets, and figurines are only some of the merchandising offspring of these two epic films. Star Wars and Star Trek certainly share many similarities being the benchmarks
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Trek has pathetic tasers which look like garage door openers, but can be set to stun to preserve life instead of vaporizing it. The Star Trek vessels also posses photon torpedoes, which seem to always be deflected by the enemies shields. Star Trek ships posses warp speed, which is a common caracteristic with Star Wars' lightspeed. The starships are very attractive and streamlined, but hold a more realistic and practical appearance. Star Trek's technology resembles the most likely future of technology, which adds to the realism of
Star Trek. Next, Star Wars and Star Trek have similarities and differences in characters. Star
Wars tends to have very primitive alien life, for example the wookies and ewoks. Droids are nearly human with minor programming restrictions, but they do resemble tin cans and gold foil mannequins. The leaders are headstrong rebels who are very young, inexperienced, and emotional. Star Wars seems to appeal to a younger crowd. Star Treks characters bear many similarities as well as differences. Star Trek's alien life can vary from very primitive to far superior life forms, for example moving slime to mind controlling midgets. Droids are very human in emotions and in appearance.
Star Trek's leaders are over-acheiving pioneers who are middle aged, highly experienced, and unwilling to compromise a mission based on their emotions. The general background for both Star Wars and Star Trek are very
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