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Poll: Empire Strikes Back vs Wrath of Khan (30 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you prefer?

  1. Empire Strikes Back (21 votes [70.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 70.00%

  2. Wrath of Khan (6 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. a different movie from the Star Wars camp (1 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  4. a different movie from the Star Trek camp (1 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  5. I don't care about either camp. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. I've never seen Empire Strikes Back. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. I've never seen Wrath of Khan. (1 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  8. I've never seen either. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Who's your favorite character from this group?

  1. Darth Vader (8 votes [26.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  2. Khan (4 votes [13.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  3. Luke Skywalker (1 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  4. Kirk (2 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  5. Han Solo (9 votes [30.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  6. Spock (3 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  7. Yoda (2 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  8. McCoy (1 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  9. someone else from Empire (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. someone else from Wrath (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:15 AM

Empire Strikes Back and Wrath of Khan.
The two movies that are generally accepted as each franchise's best.

Choose the one you prefer.


Some stats...

Empire Strikes Back
- released May 1980
- budget $18-33 million
- box office $534-538 million

Wrath of Khan
- released June 1982
- budget $11.2 million
- box office $97 million

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:25 AM

Empire in a landslide, Khan by a nose.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:32 AM

Empire and Han

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:38 AM

I will always love Trek more than Wars. I believe it to be superior in its writing and its success as a mirror to hold up to our society has been largely unparalleled.

Star Wars is more fun, but has never been particularly meaningful.

That being said, the Star Wars movies are FAR superior. Trek sucks at writing movies that compare in any way to Star Wars. Empire easily wins this.

Star Wars is the best at what it does do, and what it does is amazing visual adventure.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:49 AM

Easy Empire Strikes Back. I am not a Star Trek fan. Hate them in fact.

And Darth Vader is probably the best bad guy in the whole world. He is pure evil! So he gets my vote!

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:52 AM

Khan and Spock, but Jesus what a Sophie's choice :(

Empire is the best SW movie by far though.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:55 AM

Empire and Darth.  Empire really raised the game in terms of developing and communicating the Star Wars universe.   And like Zumbi said, Vader is an incredible villain of cinema.  None of it works without him.

For the record, I love Star Trek.  But it's best suited for a one-hour show.  The films never quite lived up to the standards of series.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:56 AM

Empire, it is my favorite movie of all time. Khan is a movie I thoroughly enjoy but even feels low budget compared to the adventure of Empire.

KIRK! With that over all body of work is the clear winner. So much great dialogue. Men want to be him, women want to be with him.

Picard is a pussy...

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:04 AM

View PostJohnRogers, on 29 December 2016 - 10:56 AM, said:

Picard is a pussy...


*dies*

DuuuUUUUuuuUUUuuude!
Kirk is great but Picard is awesome!
Sisko is better than Kirk too.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:07 AM

View Postgoose, on 29 December 2016 - 10:55 AM, said:

Empire and Darth.  Empire really raised the game in terms of developing and communicating the Star Wars universe.   And like Zumbi said, Vader is an incredible villain of cinema.  None of it works without him.

For the record, I love Star Trek.  But it's best suited for a one-hour show.  The films never quite lived up to the standards of series.

I agree here. Trek fares much better as a TV show.

Some of its best stories would never see the light of day if you just had movies to tell them:

The Inner Light
Duet
Darkmok
The Visitor
Living Witness

etc etc x 1000

Instead for whatever reason most Trek movies are all about some big bad villain who will never top Khan trying hard to be better than Khan*

*and this includes Khan in ST:ID

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:21 AM

View Postworkingcinderellaman, on 29 December 2016 - 10:32 AM, said:

Empire and Han
Ditto!

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:26 AM

I would rather watch the worst most embarassingly bad episode or movie from the Star Trek libaray, than the most well-acclaimed Star Wars story.

And Doctor McCoy.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:30 AM

View PostKenJennings, on 29 December 2016 - 11:26 AM, said:

I would rather watch the worst most embarassingly bad episode or movie from the Star Trek libaray, than the most well-acclaimed Star Wars story.

And Doctor McCoy.
Dammit, Ken!

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:38 AM

The Empire Strikes Back
Han Solo

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:34 PM

View PostMosher, on 29 December 2016 - 10:38 AM, said:

I will always love Trek more than Wars. I believe it to be superior in its writing and its success as a mirror to hold up to our society has been largely unparalleled.

Star Wars is more fun, but has never been particularly meaningful.

That being said, the Star Wars movies are FAR superior. Trek sucks at writing movies that compare in any way to Star Wars. Empire easily wins this.

Star Wars is the best at what it does do, and what it does is amazing visual adventure.
Which is more nerdy?

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:42 PM

I love them both.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:56 PM

I'm a Trekkie, um sorry, I mean Trekker, so Khan and Kirk get my vote.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 03:59 PM

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:02 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 29 December 2016 - 03:59 PM, said:

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"De spaceship, de spaceship!"
It's terrifying.




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