Star Wars vs. Star Trek Essay

855 Words Mar 10th, 2000 4 Pages
Thesis: Star Trek and Star Wars each posses similar and different general concepts, themes, and motives.


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

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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Underlying beliefs stem from Christianity, Buddhism, and Judaism. The layout in modern society could be compared to a eutopic society of hippies fighting the government to live in their vans down by the river in peace and harmony with all of nature. Star Wars has Star Trek seems to be a more scientific that Star Wars. The everlasting mission is to search the galaxy and maintain peace. The universe if full of scattered life, but alien life 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 could be compared to hippie scientists who have a grant from the government to live in a biodome and long to learn more about the world around them. One must keep in mind, that on the final frontier, a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away, creativity was the only limit to a science fiction movie. Star Wars and Star
Trek are both similar in their basic approach, but they are both so different that each can also be fully appreciated as its own individual legend. These two very special films have captivated audiences from all ages and backgrounds
. People for generations to come will enjoy these two classics, regardless of the microexamination by die-hard fans. Hopefully,
Star Wars and Star Trek will someday be surpasses by yet another group of science

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