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reply to post by openyourmind1262
Sw tends to owe its Existence to Battle-star Galatica more than anything else.
Star Trek started in 1966. BSG started in 1978, Star Wars came out in 1976. The novel Dune came out in 1965. 2001 A Space Oddyssey came out in 1968.....IMHO they all took there cue from Dune. It was first. As far as staying power, Star Trek wins hands down. I recently watched Star Trek Into the Darkness. I was impressed with the movie staying sort of true to the series. Except I found a plot hole or whatever you want to call it.
I will explain. In the film they have yet to start their 5 year mission. But yet they have a Trebble on board that McCoy brings back with Kahns blood. Can't be this way. They discovered the treebles on their 5 year mission, so how can they have one onboard the ship? The cast they have for these new Star Trek films IMHO is first class keeping with the series. I look forward to any future Star Trek films with this particular cast. And for the record.BSG sucked. Dune (movie) sucked, 2001 was extremley boring, and Star Wars just became a massive retail revenue generator. If nothing else Star Trek has staying power even with new generations of viewers.edit on 24-3-2014 by openyourmind1262 because: (no reason given)
It's like the whole Beatles versus Elvis debate. You can say that you like both, but deep down you like one more than the other!
I enjoy both but prefer the OT of Star Wars but i also enjoy quite a bit of TNG of Trek.
There should really be no comparison between the two as to what is the better series. Can a person be fans of both? Certainly! I am for one.
of course, you have to ignore Han's comments on speed in the movie, as they contradict the speeds later established as canon). For one thing, Lucas had him quote a time in parsecs (a measure of distance). For another, the .5 past light speed quote wouldn't be enough to make the trips the ship actually made.
The Kessel Run was one of the most heavily used smuggling routes in the Galactic Empire. Han Solo claimed that his Millennium Falcon "made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs". A parsec is a unit of distance, not time. Solo was not referring directly to his ship's speed when he made this claim. Instead, he was referring to the shorter route he was able to travel by skirting the nearby Maw black hole cluster, thus making the run in under the standard distance. By moving closer to the black holes, Solo managed to cut the distance down to about 11.5 parsecs.[source?] The smuggler BoShek actually beat Solo's record in his ship, Infinity, but without cargo to weigh him down. A few months later, Han Solo beat both his own and BoShek's records in a run he made with Luke Skywalker.
In A.C. Crispin's Han Solo Trilogy, the Maw cluster of black holes distorts space and time, so the distance of the run is shortened by flying close to it. Han and Chewie make the time (and distance) while escaping from an Imperial customs ship.
In the commentary for Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope DVD, George Lucas mentions that the parsecs are due to the Millennium Falcon's advanced navigational computer rather than its engines, so the navicomputer would calculate much faster routes than other ships could.