Star Trek Vs Star Wars has always been a hot topic of debate in the nerd world, I honestly don’t think there is any comparison between the two. William Shatner voices his opinion on the matter as well and he says they are completely different too. I just don’t understand where people get that Star Trek and Star Wars are similar in any way. Read below at what Shatner had to say on the matter.
Shatner (Captured from Video):
“Star Trek had relationships and conflict among the relationship as well as stories that involved humanity. Star Wars was special effects it was ILM (Industrial Lights and Magic
) at its best. First of all Star Wars is derivitave of Star Trek by 10, 15, 20 years whatever it was. DERIVATIVE! The only thing they had was… Our special effects as good as they were (laughs). God knows what those actors looked like in reality with all those special effects. I mean theres no telling what ILM did to those faces and those hairdos, they may have walked around with nothing on and they got clothed and made up by ILM. We don’t know! There’s no question that we puny humans on Star Trek facing that cold camera everyday were exposed to a far greater degree. Tight fitting clothes after lunch as well. There is a BIG difference between Star Wars and Star Trek and with JJ. Abrams piling on the special effects now uh I would say that there is a resurgence of Star Trek in a big movie frame that supersedes Star Wars. On EVERY level! Now look at that, I’ve just discovered something, not only was the television show more humane and dealt with more human principals than Star Wars but now Star Trek has even more special effects than Star Wars. So Star Wars has nothing to expand on. Princess Leia is as beautiful as she was and as wonderful an actress as she is cant compare to the marvelous heroines that we had on Star Trek. I’m saying, I’m not saying that the pretty girls and they were pretty on Star Wars absolutely I’m not saying that Star Trek is the only thing that its better than Star Wars I’m saying that the stories were better. The perfect union between Star Trek and Star Wars would be if Captain Kirk and Princess Leia were to ran off together pursued by Chewbakka.
There you have it, straight from the horses mouth. There really is no comparison between Star Trek and Star Wars, they are different and that’s how it should be. Let me know your opinion in the comments below after you watch the video interview.