Re: Was Star Trek 11 too similar to Star Wars?
Too similar? No. Alike in many ways? Yes. Phasers now shoot like Lasers, the Enterprise goes to Warp in a hyperspace style. Luke/Kirk similar stories of following their real destiny. Heck, Star Trek 11 even has R2-D2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0gpuYWCHtw
I think it's a perfectly fair argument to say that JJ wanted to make his Star Trek film in a Star Wars way since he is a very big fan of Star Wars and knows little about Star Trek.
Of course the people who argue otherwise are probably the same ones who said the NX looked nothing like the Akira class...
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