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Old January 16 2014, 03:47 AM   #1
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star trek vs star wars in five minutes question

Constructive critisms please and feedback on your thoughts about this.
Being science Fiction the who would win would be determined by the story ,directors and writers regardless of any technology.
For things like Tech Manuels giving scientific numbers like power outputs these are irrelevant when comparing different TV shows as the science are different even if using the same unit of measurement.
For instance if you think of two hovercars from each sci fi franchise both can reach 100mph however star trek says it takes 100bhp and star wars says it takes 200bhp to go that fast then when you compare the two you would assume the star wars car can travel twice as fast as the star trek car because it has twice the power. Dispite the numbers being official they should only be used to compare vehicles from there own universes.
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The empire would clearly win as it has massive military and is a huge threat to the UFP,but thats why its will also lose. Star trek films are made for the enterprise to go against overwhelming odds like saving earth by going back in time without a time machine to bring back extinct whales. If the protagonist is starfleet then the empire will lose again by inferior forces because star trek is about hope and optimism.
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Old January 16 2014, 04:15 AM   #2
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Re: star trek vs star wars in five minutes question

Welcome to the board.

Since this topic covers more than Star Trek, it's really more appropriate for the SFF Forum.
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Old January 16 2014, 04:19 AM   #3
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Of course to beat the empire it not actually necessary to defeat the empire's military. It's a dictatorship with a single individual at the top. Kill or capture the federation's president and the federation goes on quite nicely, not a hiccup. Do the same to the empire and the whole thing comes to a halt. The republic is re-established and there is peace with the federation.

The federation would be assisted by the rebellion and whatever Jedi are alive at that time period.

The empire would not dare to throw it's entire military might against the federation because it has to maintain control over it's own people.

The federation has experience fighting clones during the dominion war and let's face it, compared to the jem'hadar the imperial storm troopers are pathetic.

Visual evidence suggest that imperial ftl travel is blind, starfleet would have the advantage of being able to attack in that realm without any counterattack. Even taking into account the imperial vessel obvious superior speed, starfleet comes out ahead.

Starfleet vessel's shields can not be penetrated with laser energy.

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Old January 16 2014, 04:28 AM   #4
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There actually is a mod for GalCiv2 Twilight of the Arnor which is called Star Trek vs, Star Wars. Within that strategy game mod, you play as any number of races within the Star Trek universe, or you can choose to play factions within the Star Wars universe. It features tech for both universes as well as ships.
http://forums.galciv2.com/448534

If you're looking for a serious question about this, I don't think you've framed the question properly yet.

From a cinematic perspective, George Lucas probably never intended for that kind of question when he began the franchise. Star Wars is based upon Japanese chambara films (samurai films) of the 1940s-1970s, and that's why Darth Vader has armor of a futuristic samurai style. The Force is nothing more that Ki, a Japanese name for the original Chinese concept of Chi.
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The ships are derived from WW1 planes and their movements within an atmoshere. The overall genre based upon serialized films of the 1930s and beyond.

There is precious little science within the Star Wars universe, and so it's hard to have a framework in which to discuss such things in any logical discussion, much less a debate.
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Old January 16 2014, 04:35 AM   #5
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Re: star trek vs star wars in five minutes question

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There is precious little science within the Star Wars universe, and so it's hard to have a framework in which to discuss such things in any logical discussion, much less a debate.
To be fair, you could probably manage it with NuTrek, which deliberately imitates the scientific literacy levels of the 1930s serials.

On the one hand this should be a no-contest, because between "red matter," "transwarp beaming" and Khan's blood, the NuTrek Federation has planet-smashing technology, the ability to instantly teleport across the galaxy, and functional immortality. OTOH its penchant for totally illogical behavior would make the contest a lot closer than it ought to be.
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Old January 16 2014, 04:37 AM   #6
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There is precious little science within the Star Wars universe, and so it's hard to have a framework in which to discuss such things in any logical discussion, much less a debate.
To be fair, you could probably manage it with NuTrek, which deliberately imitates the scientific literacy levels of the 1930s serials.

On the one hand this should be a no-contest, because between "red matter," "transwarp beaming" and Khan's blood, the NuTrek Federation has planet-smashing technology, the ability to instantly teleport across the galaxy, and functional immortality. OTOH its penchant for totally illogical behavior would make the contest a lot closer than it ought to be.
Wow, what a witty slam!
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Old January 16 2014, 04:47 AM   #7
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Robbiesan wrote: View Post
BigJake wrote: View Post
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There is precious little science within the Star Wars universe, and so it's hard to have a framework in which to discuss such things in any logical discussion, much less a debate.
To be fair, you could probably manage it with NuTrek, which deliberately imitates the scientific literacy levels of the 1930s serials.

On the one hand this should be a no-contest, because between "red matter," "transwarp beaming" and Khan's blood, the NuTrek Federation has planet-smashing technology, the ability to instantly teleport across the galaxy, and functional immortality. OTOH its penchant for totally illogical behavior would make the contest a lot closer than it ought to be.
Wow, what a witty slam!
Actually I was being totally in earnest. This is a witty slam:



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Old January 16 2014, 04:53 AM   #8
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Re: star trek vs star wars in five minutes question

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On the one hand this should be a no-contest, because ... NuTrek Federation has planet-smashing technology
Don't be too proud of this technological terror [they've] constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of The Force.

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Wait, unless you're saying Khan's blood is special because it contains ... midichlorians ...
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Old January 16 2014, 04:56 AM   #9
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The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of The Force.
The power of the force is nothing next to being dropped into a deep pit.

Remember how Riker killed the Reman Viceroy?

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Old January 16 2014, 04:58 AM   #10
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Wait, unless you're saying Khan's blood is special because it contains ... midichlorians ...
Darth Khan... now there's a thought!
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Old January 16 2014, 05:18 AM   #11
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The Empire at its height had several times the resources and territory of the Federation. Just for the UFP to get to these place would be a problem never mind conquering and occupying them.
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Old January 16 2014, 03:20 PM   #12
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The empire would clearly win as it has massive military and is a huge threat to the UFP,but thats why its will also lose. Star trek films are made for the enterprise to go against overwhelming odds like saving earth by going back in time without a time machine to bring back extinct whales. If the protagonist is starfleet then the empire will lose again by inferior forces because star trek is about hope and optimism.

The Empire would win because they would be willing to use end-game tactics and the Federation people are pussies in comparison.

The Empire would park either a Superdestoryer or the DeathStar itself next the moon - threaten to destory it - do so anyway as a show of force - demanding that the UFP immediately surrender. And then they would.

Despite any technological differences between the two universes - that the Empire is willing to take any measures to win, means they would whereas the Federation would be hampered by its morality.

A real world comparison would be if the United States threatened to nuke any state that killed even one of our soliders and followed through on that threat would mean we'd win.
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Old January 18 2014, 08:05 PM   #13
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A real world comparison would be if the United States threatened to nuke any state that killed even one of our soliders and followed through on that threat would mean we'd win.
Given that we're currently fight folks who willingly and routinely kill themselves in their attack upon both us and their own countrymen ... what are you talking about?

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Old January 18 2014, 08:42 PM   #14
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Re: star trek vs star wars in five minutes question

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On the one hand this should be a no-contest, because ... NuTrek Federation has planet-smashing technology
Don't be too proud of this technological terror [they've] constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of The Force.
Yeah, those Jedi and Sith guys were always playing up what badasses they are (midichlorians also give one the power of shameless self-promotion), but you get them into the middle of an arena surrounded by armed roaches and stupid robots and they die just as easy as anyone else.
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Old January 18 2014, 09:02 PM   #15
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Re: star trek vs star wars in five minutes question

When Jar Jar Binks can take down as many Battle Droids with crude aquatic weaponry and his own inherent clumsiness as a fully trained Jedi Knight armed with the best weapon his or her Order has to offer it does kinda make one wonder just how much of the Jedi mythos built up over the centuries was just pretty damn good P.R., much like how J. Edgar Hoover portrayed the FBI as almost indestructible warriors for law and justice while whitewashing the weaknesses and failings.

Of course it didn't help that the Jedi tended to fall hook, line and sinker for their own publicity.
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