Thesis: Star Trek and Star Wars each posses similar and different general concepts,
themes, and motives.
A. Star wars
B Star Trek
A. Star Wars
Enr. English II
Star Wars vs. Star Trek
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
While the similarities are not difficult to see, especially when many people confuse their
were to place a Trekie (Star Trek fan) and a Star Wars maniac fan in the same room,
arguably different. Although Star Wars and Star Trek are both stunning examples of
modern science fiction, they are not the same. Star Trek and Star Wars each posses
similar and different general concepts, themes, and motives.
First of all, the technology of Star Trek and Star Wars hold some similarities, but
mostly differences. Star Wars has the superior weaponry. Star Wars has lightsabers
(highly dignified glowing swords that slice titanium doors like nuclear powered
force.? In Star Wars, most ships are capable of light speed, which can move their ships to
different galaxies in seconds. Radically shaped battle ships and battle stations also add to
the weapon arsenal. All in all Star Wars has stunning fictional technology which really
creates the right atmosphere for the dialogue.
Star Trek, however, seems to have a more realistic approach to technology. Star
Trek has pathetic tasers which look like garage door openers, but can be set to stun to
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
Next, Star Wars and Star Trek have similarities and differences in characters. Star
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 primative 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 similar, but
The universe is full of life and alien life and human life are fully integrated. Underlying
Star Trek seems to be a more scientific that Star Wars. The everlasting mission is
and human life are only partially integrated. The underlying belief in Star Trek stem from
beliefs based solely on science, facts, and the tangible. The layout in modern society
Trek are both similar in their basic approach, but they are both so different that each can
enjoy these two classics, regardless of the microexamination by die-hard fans. Hopefully,
live forever, and so will Star Wars and Star Trek.