It is time to release my inner N.E.R.D. -- not even remotely dorky -- to share with you my love for both Star Trek and Star Wars -- for me, it is not a versus kind of thing. I do not claim to know everything about both -- I do not know Klingon, nor do I know all of the names of the Ewoks -- but I do know that it is possible to like both without exploding.
My love of Star Trek began at a very young age. I remember sitting down with my family every Friday night to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation -- I've never really enjoyed watching the original, but I have seen some of them as well.
I've recently watched a few episodes of TNG on the Space channel, and it has brought back so many memories -- even though I can barely stay awake to finish an entire episode...curse you Space channel for playing them so late! It is so hard to pick just one character that I like best -- although I have always had a penchant for Captian Picard and Counselor Troi. There was just something so likeable about each character -- even Data -- and each episode was slightly different in some way; there aren't many shows on television like that anymore.
My love of Star Wars began when I watched Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi while visiting my cousins. For some reason, we always started watching it just before we were going to leave for home, and I never actually saw the film in its entirety until a few years later.
Episode VI was the only film in the franchise that I had ever seen until they re-released the films in theatres, and my best friend and I went to see each one. I have to say that it was pretty amazing to see in theatres -- considering I was born the year the final movie was released. I actually bought the posters when they were re-released, and did something with them when I decided it was time to change the decor in my room -- now they cannot be found. I could punched myself in the face for doing that.
I don't know how many times I played Star Wars with my friends -- they had tons of action figures and even had a Millennium Falcon. It is hard to say -- again -- who my favourite character would be from Star Wars. Of course I love Princess Leia because she's a girl, but I think Luke is so badass in the final film -- I'm just thinking of that scene when he enters Jabba the Hutt's lair.
I'm going to stop torturing you with my thoughts about Star Trek and Star Wars now, but I just wanted to let you know that it is possible to like both -- not everyone has that Trek vs. Wars battle going on.
So now it's time to "Beam me up," and "May the Force be with you."