This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar and Diana Rowland talk about how Star Wars and Star Trek compare.
“May the Force be with you” or “Live long and prosper”?
“I am your father” or “He’s dead, Jim”?
“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for” or “I’ve given her all she’s got, captain”?
Star Wars is an epic hero’s journey; the same story that people have been enjoying and craving from the beginning, and it takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Much of the setting may be in space, but it is very much the swords and sorcery fantasy.
Star Trek is an idea story all about the brightness of the future. Future setting, future virtues, future technologies, hope for what the future holds. It looks forward while Star Wars looks backward.
Really, the two complement one another beautifully.