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Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Could the Empire kick the Federation's ass? And other galaxy-shaking enigmas Paperback – May 18, 2011
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The whole who would win a fight between Star Wars character A and Star Trek character B is the whole reason you've decided to pick up this book. However these analyses are the most disappointing part of the book. They are basically just paragraph long short stories of a Star Wars character walking into a bar, accidentally bumping a Star Trek character, causing them to spill a bit of their drink, the Star Trek character gets mad, attacks the Star Wars character and depending on a lot of creative writing external factors such as if one character had their weapon ready or if there was a distraction and a weapon earlier knocked away can be picked up off the floor while the winning character doesn't notice, ultimately decides the question. Nothing wrong with a bit of fiction involving fictional characters, Family Guy and others have done it pretty well a lot of the time, but they come up with different scenarios for each joke.Read more ›
Take the first scenario, Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars: Episode 4 goes against Captain Picard from ST:The Next Generation. Kenobi walks into Ten Forward (a bar with many tables and chairs with a few 3D chess sets or other activities, with one main window looking out into space; also the front of the entire ship). He starts asking Data (one of the android characters of Star Trek TNG) how fast can the ship take him. Some random conversations come about from it, but Picard suddenly comes into the room and wants to pick a fight with Kenobi. Then Picard tries to trap Kenobi in the room and Kenobi uses his lightsaber to attack a few people and cut a hole in the floor to get to another floor. It is then declared that because of this, Picard wins (but only by an inkling).
I highly doubt Kenobi would react in that way to a people that are actually really good. Mos Eisley and the relaxing Ten Forward of the Enterprise are so different. Chances are that Kenobi would treat everyone around him with more comfort and friendliness. No way would he cut someone's arm off as a knee-jerk reaction to being touched. And Picard? A human being with special powers is on his ship, and the the first thing he thinks of is to attack him and trap him in the room with a few dozen other innocent people? No. Just no. That is not the Picard I and millions of other fans know and love.
Unfortunately, this mischaracterization of Star Wars and Star Trek characters is rampant throughout the book. However, examining these stories are still quite interesting.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was very disappointing. The who'd win Star Wars or Star Trek character got old very fast. It was all fiction.Published 4 months ago by favorite fan
This book is pure fun. Yes, the Trek and Wars universes are vastly different and you wouldn't think they'd be compatible. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Obi Wan
A fun way to look at Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Star Trek or Star Wars you decide.Published 18 months ago by yankeeman
EXTREMELY condescending to women. Very repetitive and outright boring. The author really didn't put a lot of thought into this. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lily
My Cousin and I were going against each other on this! Only one problem. Spock would never remove a Alien off of his home planet. That one I have to disagree as a Trekkie/Trekkie. Read morePublished on December 3, 2013 by Rika
Bought for my husband and he loves books like this and is a fan of both franchises. He loves the comparisons.Published on September 29, 2013 by Angela C. Scudder
If you like Star Trek you will enjoy this book. I am a hardcore Star Wars fan and had issues with the Star Trek leaning bias.Published on May 22, 2013 by Kurtis P Neveau
It had me right from the cover. Well thought out and cleverly written; a sure winner with anyone who enjoys the film's.Published on May 7, 2013 by C. Sommer