View Poll Results: Which universe would win?

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  • Star Trek

    227 33.88%
  • Star Wars

    285 42.54%
  • Spaceballs

    51 7.61%
  • Farscape

    14 2.09%
  • Dune

    54 8.06%
  • Stargate

    39 5.82%

Thread: Star Wars vs Star Trek

  1. #381
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    Back to the subject !!! I think Dune would win. (Now would someone please just call me an idiot, and get on with The Circle Of Forum-Debates?)

  2. #382
    Hey now, you're not an idiot. I think Dune would win as well!

  3. #383
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    Do the books ever give any exact numbers on how many no-ships there were?

  4. #384
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    Taking them literally as "no ships," the answer is none...

  5. #385
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    Har-de-har har. Hey, isn't there some rule that if a thread becomes bigger than 20 pages, it shuts down? If true, we have to stop making jokes.

  6. #386
    Quote Originally Posted by Nasor
    Do the books ever give any exact numbers on how many no-ships there were?
    Nope, nothing is exactly ever given in any of the books. They just talk about how many there are..

  7. #387
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    The Dune universe was fairly impressive - but I still find it vaguely annoying, the idea that in a distant future of pan-galactic civilization based on unimaginable technology and cultural progress, government will revert to hereditary monarchy and aristocracies. (Still less to military dictatorship.) This is a major step backward, not forward!

    The Federation in Star Trek is, by Gene Roddenberry's design, an enlightened democracy, and is reassuringly the dominant power in our corner of the Galaxy. Even the Galactic Republic, as portrayed in Star Wars episodes I & II, seemed like a fair and egalitarian system for collectively governing so many different member societies - however decayed and imperfect it had become.

    Some of the various authors who foresee a slide back into absolute oligarchies as the future of humanity, regardless of scientific advance and interstellar expansion, must have developed a plausible reason - beyond the mere dramatic storytelling potential of feuding cosmic nobility and royal intigues on a galactic scale! Perhaps Frank Herbert and others imagined that, if the human race dispersed across thousands of worlds and became ever more culturally diverse, we would discover a need for powerful public figures and heredities - ultimately, a single Emporer - in order to maintain our sense of identity as a species?

  8. #388
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    Hmmm...has anyone noticed where the trekkies and warries have gone?
    They must have run away. VICTORY TO DUNE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. #389
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    That would be a pity, if the decadent Paddishah emporers and their scheming aristocrats triumphed over the Federation and/or the Rebel Alliance! Still... better them ruling the Milky Way than the Borg.

  10. #390
    Quote Originally Posted by Kron
    Hmmm...has anyone noticed where the trekkies and warries have gone?
    They must have run away. VICTORY TO DUNE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ha! We are the bettAr debaters here!

    Also, the moderator to this section is in my N+ class, in fact he sits not 5 feet away from me!

  11. #391
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    Also, the moderator to this section is in my N+ class, in fact he sits not 5 feet away from me!
    Indeed, I do. But remember, I can see your IP address!

  12. #392
    Quote Originally Posted by CounslerCoffee
    Indeed, I do. But remember, I can see your IP address!
    But can you get it without using the mighty ip button?!?

  13. #393
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    I do not have those skills. I am but a young padawan learner.

  14. #394
    You can get in line behind Brian if you want me to hack ya God knows it's coming quickly to him. If Godwin doesn't off him first that is.

  15. #395
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    Did you manage to get his IP? I know Chris was trying to do something to him while he was on the computer and Godwin was talking.

  16. #396
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    Quote Originally Posted by OpteronGuy
    Ha! We are the bettAr debaters here!

    Also, the moderator to this section is in my N+ class, in fact he sits not 5 feet away from me!
    HA. You guys are so easy to bait !!!

  17. #397
    Quote Originally Posted by CounslerCoffee
    Did you manage to get his IP? I know Chris was trying to do something to him while he was on the computer and Godwin was talking.
    No, she turned his comp off before I could. Alas, come Monday.. He is mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kron
    HA. You guys are so easy to bait !!!
    Huh???!??!

  18. #398
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    If that doesn't keep him awake; a swift slap accross the face is in order.

  19. #399
    :d:d

  20. #400
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    The post saying "VICTORY TO DUNE !!!" was bait to lure you trekkies and warries outta bed.

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