Netflix has the original series (with updated special effects) on streaming… I’ve watched about a dozen episodes. Now, I’ve always been on the Star Wars side of the issue. But after suffering a 20 year wait only for George Lucas to give me Jar-Jar Binks… I have come to reconsider both Sci-Fi universes and I have a new conclusion.
Star Trek is Cooler than Star Wars.
In Trek, they never miss. Or at least, almost never miss. In Wars, they always miss and Princess Leia is the best shot out of all of them. In Trek you have Hot Female Crew Members in super short mini-skirts and Go-Go boots. They also frequently encounter other amazingly hot chicks in all sorts of various hot outfits.
In Wars, you have Leia, who isn’t all that great looking, in a bronze bikini. No need to post that pic… it’s over used.
Okay, now some of you are thinking, Ogre… Hot chicks don’t make good Sci-Fi. I have to counter that and say, “Yes, yes it does.” Because with the exceptions of THE THING and the ALIEN franchise… Good Sci-Fi has Hot Chicks. Blade Runner, Check. Dune, Check – ah… same hot chick! Dune’s Sci-Fi channel remake – hottness… Pitch Black, check. Farscape, check… same hot chick again… As Brooks and Dunn says… Put a Girl in it, or you aint got nothin.