Star Wars vs. Star Trek, the state-by-state analysis. This is a bit silly, as these sorts of things always tend to be, but whatever.
British chat show host Jonathan Ross argues for his answer to the ancient geek question, Star Trek or Star Wars? to The Times. While he finally sides with Star Trek, he does offer this about Star Wars:
I think I love Star Wars mainly because it took all the cool stuff I loved in comic books and science fiction novels and finally put them up on the big screen. And I no longer felt like an outcast.
Meanwhile, Forbes tries to look at both franchises as a model for startup companies:
These were David and Goliath stories. Little guys, taking on impossibly big challenges. Irresistible stories of human aspiration. What happened over time? They became Goliaths themselves; they lost their inner David, their startup spirit.
..and then points to Firefly for not turning into a Goliath, by being canceled.
Awesome photo totally snagged from GeekTyrant and their Ultimate Star Wars vs Star Trek page.
Well, sort of. Watch it for the Stewart facepalm! (via)
Remember when William Shatner ripped on Star Wars? Carrie Fisher has taken up the gauntlet.
Apples and oranges? Pot calling the kettle black? Space western vs. space opera? TV budget vs. film budget? There’s no denying that Star Wars is derivative of many things, but Trek doesn’t even makes the top ten.
Still, you can’t really blame the guy for being partisan to his own franchise. (Or wanting Kirk to run off with Leia)
EDIT: And speaking of derivative, Heilemann has something of a point about Trek and Forbidden Planet.
The ultimate fanboy conversation in a book, Head-to-Head intends to examine who would win various mash-ups by using various RPG and card game stats, as well as video games.
Unfortunately, he was unable to match up Threepio against another to see who could talk the other to death. No one can beat him there! (via)
- Help a padawan. TFN alerts us to the plight of young Maddie.
- The important questions of our time. What was the best year for movies? 1997, 1994, or 1999?
- 501st. Fanboys director Kyle Newman was inducted into the 501st Legion.
- Ode to fandom, sort of. Variety did an article about the Star Wars presence at SDCC. That’s kinda snarky for Variety…
- Blog: Distracted by Star Wars.
Who wins? (via)