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William Shatner on why Star Trek is better than Star Wars

The geek debate Star Trek v. Star Wars is discussed by none other than the original Captain James Tiberius Kirk in this three-minute video.

In a humorous and heavily tongue-in-cheek interview, William Shatner shares his thoughts about how Star Trek differs from Star Wars and which one is better. Much of the commentary Shatner makes is pro-Star Trek, which is no surprise because of his association with the franchise and because of his desire to be in the next reboot movie. Several of his arguments are valid, some points are obvious jokes, and other statements are incorrect in my opinion. One example is his statement that Star Wars is a derivative of Star Trek, which is not true, as their respective sub-genres are completely different. Star Wars is very action-adventure whereas Star Trek is more about the human equation. Babylon 5 is a better example of being derivative of Star Trek.

Watch the video and then share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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