|"A Star Trek holiday? Pfft. Dork."|
|My feelings? Expressed on a T-shirt?|
What will they think of next?
Look, I like Star Wars. I do, but I've always been more of a Trekkie. It's not that the two are mutually exclusive. No matter how many nerd debates pit Borg against Jedi, there is certainly room in our geeky chest cavities for both. However there is among the both the mainstream and geek communities the perception that Star Wars fans are somehow cooler than Star Trek fans. To this I take great umbrage. Yeah, it's a little like saying Arnold Schwarzenegger's a better actor than Keanu Reeves but for years we trekkies have accepted our slightly lamer status with good nature, but why should we?
|And while I'm at it, |
Boba Fett: totally overrated.
I'm just going to say it: Star Trek is better. Yeah, I know it's apples and oranges, and yes, I realize the blasphemy of saying this on today of all days, but proportionately there are more good entries in the Star Trek canon than in the Star Wars canon. There was a time when Star Wars consisted only of three superb movies (and one ignominious Holiday Special) compared to three sometimes cheesy seasons of original Star Trek, the cartoon and the Wrath of Khan, but that was 1983. Since then, Star Wars has kinda suffered.
|Sure this happened, but did you see|
|Bea Arthur tending bar at the Mos Eisley Cantina was both the best|
and worst moment of Star Wars outside the Original Trilogy.
So stand up and be proud my nerdish brothers and sisters, for our thing we're into is mathematically superior. No longer should we be ashamed to put on our pointy ears and strap on our tricorders! Well, maybe a little ashamed, but no more so than the people that showed up for the Star Wars prequel in costume to stage plastic lightsaber fights. I mean come on. Losers.