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star wars vs star trek

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Started: 5/25/2012 Category: Technology
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mickeymccarrick

Pro

This is my opinion is that I think that star wars is so much better than star trek cause I love light sabers
Wallstreetatheist

Con

I thank mickeymccarrick for creating this debate!

"This is my opinion"

Your personal opinions, if not sated with adequate reasoning and evidence, are practically useless in the realm of debate. Rhetorical prowess requires that people's opinions be reinforced and supported by a list of points (assertions) followed by warrants (reasons why assertions are true) and implications (why the previous two matter in terms of the resolution). Try to provide a case like this for your next debate. Improvement is a constant progress with debates. Good luck!

"I think that star wars is so much better than star trek cause I love light sabers."

Phasers are superior to light sabers in strike range and effectiveness.

C1: Technology

A. Light saber vs. Phaser
As far as technological might is concerned with my opponent's choice of weaponry, Star Wars' light sabers are primative weapons in comparison to Star Trek's phasers. Light sabers have a strike range of around 4-5 feet, while phaser shots can continue indefinitely in space. Dont bring a sword to a gun fight!
B. Teleportation
Star Trek features transporter technology that beams species, objects, anything really from one location to another. This teleportational technology is a huge improvement upon Star Wars.
C. Spheres and Cubes
Whereas Star Wars' villan Darth Vader has only one sphere, the Death Star, the Borg have literally thousands of spheres, cubes, etc.
D. Technological Inspiration
Star Trek, as you may know, inspired many of the devices we take for granted today. These range from the cell phone and social media to interplanetary travel and tablets. [1]


C2: Real World Issues
A.
Philosophy

Star Trek often invoked philosophical questions and moral concerns in its numerous episodes. Questions about death, life substitution, conflicts of rights, privileges, and standards. Is it okay to love another species? At what point should life cease to have meaning? It addressed these issues in a poignant and nuanced way, tying them beautifully into the entertaining story lines with panache. Star Wars was just action and special effects. [2]
B. Relationships
The episodes of Star Trek also dealt in the arena of relationships with great depth and humanity. Star, William Shatner, brilliantly put it like so, "Star Trek had relationships and conflict among the relationships, and stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions." [2] [3]


Sources

[1] http://geekout.blogs.cnn.com...
[2] http://theclicker.today.msnbc.msn.com...
http://www.youtube.com...#!
[3] http://www.pajiba.com...



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Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Lucyyy 1 year ago
Lucyyy
I am on Cons side. Star trek is better. Although I would say this: Star trek and Stars wars cant really be comparable. Yeah they're both si-fy, but they both aim different directions.

I'm on khans side! (TRekkie fans will understand the joke here)
Posted by giraffelover 1 year ago
giraffelover
Wouldn't it be cool if the technology from BOTH series became reality within our lifetimes?
Posted by Whitepowerkkk 1 year ago
Whitepowerkkk
Star track my niggas
Posted by shuffledybot 2 years ago
shuffledybot
This isn't fair. The pro isn't even a real fanboy, While the con is a Treky. its not fair. i conclude this debate to be a bust because pro sucks at debating.
Posted by thelonewolf 2 years ago
thelonewolf
They are two different things. Its like saying which do you like more: Pens or pencils? Well they are both good for their reasons.

Star Wars are movies, and Star Trek is mostly television. If you look at it in a different prospective, star wars is simply for entertainment, while Star Trek encourages thought and ideals. In other words, IT MAKES YOU THINK!!! In a way, it is like the Twilight Zone, where it makes you consider the ideals of society and what would happen in these different circumstances.

And by the way, The contender was a ton better then the instigator, and he had more points.

and no Lightsabors is not a good reason to like star wars.
Posted by Zacmoo0007 2 years ago
Zacmoo0007
Truin has completely said everything that I was going to say. It is no doubt that Star Trek is, as he says, a slow, moving and boring show that is repeative and rarely exciting. Star Wars pretty much reflects what our lives are like and thats what makes it so perfect. I will not go deeper than that seems that not everybody here on this page is Christian.

And I mean come on, who doesn't like lightsabers and the force for that matter???
Posted by KeytarHero 2 years ago
KeytarHero
Hey! Mr. Spock is a member of DDO.
Posted by Wallstreetatheist 2 years ago
Wallstreetatheist
To be honest, I'm not a fan of either.
Posted by Truin 2 years ago
Truin
Star Wars has the process of ones down fall the idea of oneself to become cold artifical in the process of growing hatred and jealousy. The story of Star Wars is the showing of ones will to over come the iron will of evil. The dark side and the light side of the force entitles one to be apart of the universe and bring understanding and unity. Star Wars has the truth about human condition the very nature of thought and power of the human mind. Light Sabers have a grace that no laser of anykind can bring to the fray along with the power of the force and those who are not Jedi or Sith use blasters of all kinds. Also there are many Death Stars thorughout the series. Two exist in the movies and the books include more show of the empires power.
Star Trek has many aspects that make it great like the first black women white male kiss on television. Is it better then Star Wars the series that made special effects to happen in later years. No, Star Trek does not have the purity of Star Wars or the epic struggle through the original movies. It is a longer slow starting show where they travel space and enter planets fighting the same characters again and again with uninspiring results and boring outcomes. The new movie was a disappointment and took the series in a way it was never suppose to but managed to restart everything over again. The new Star Wars had many moments of actual point and showed the downfall of a once good and powerful man.
Posted by Wallstreetatheist 2 years ago
Wallstreetatheist
It was hyperbole directed at showing the evident lack of philosophical and moral complexity.
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Reasons for voting decision: This was no contest. Not only do I prefer Star Trek, but Pro's only argument was a personal opinion and Con used actual argumentation (this was likely just a troll debate, anyway).
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Reasons for voting decision: Bang. You gotcher self a good ol' noob to hang on your wall.
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Reasons for voting decision: Never have a 1 round debate...arguments were better for con
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Reasons for voting decision: love them both but pro didnst say anythning actually just said she liked it..
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Reasons for voting decision: Very weak case by Pro, but I bet she can improve with practice. Con wins with stronger case that is legitimate.
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Reasons for voting decision: Although I also love light sabers, I am going to have to side with Con on this one
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Reasons for voting decision: Best debate on the site.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro makes no case, provides no sources, and has poor grammar.