The Great Star Trek Vs Star Wars Debate

< p style=\"text-align: justify;\">It was incredibly important that I finish out the year in style and the release of Rogue One in cinemas provided me with the perfect opportunity that I couldn\'t resist. So those of us at KLRNRadio just had to debate the merits of Star Wars and Star Trek on live radio. < p style=\"text-align: center;\"> Star Wars vs Star Trek (First aired live on KLRNRadio, Saturday, December 17, 2016) < p style=\"text-align: justify;\"> < p style=\"text-align: justify;\">It was great to have one of the station owners take part. Rick Robinson, also the host of America Off the Rails, is quite an active debater, but I can guarantee that he didn\'t expect to come up against me. However, I have to admit that I totally agreed with everything that he said. < p style=\"text-align: justify;\">Then there was Paul Jacob Evans who joined us. It was so nice to have someone else around that wasn\'t all pro-Star Wars (he like Rick sat on the fence and debated both sides). (Paul\'s Twitter handle is @pauljacobevans) < p style=\"text-align: justify;\">Dave Brewer joined us. There was no doubt about it... He was massive PRO-Star Wars. < p style=\"text-align: justify;\">While Rick had to leave us part way through the show, Dan Wright joined us and took over Rick\'s debating posturing. < p style=\"text-align: justify;\">As a nice surprise to me, a close friend of mine (and the godmother of my children) Neerja skyped in from New Zealand to join in on the debate. Who would have thought that a rabid Star Wars fiend could be best of friends with a Star Trek fan? < p style=\"text-align: justify;\">During all of this, Jessie Sanders, my producer, had fun with all the sound effects that she had been collecting over the last few days. \"Conversations < p style=\"text-align: justify;\">We talked about the quantifiable influence that Star Trek has had on our technology. We spoke of our favorite movies. The weapons came up, something that I did a previous show on, as did the menagerie of ships in Star Wars. We even discussed how Wesley Crusher is Star Trek\'s version of Luke Skywalker — the whiny brat that was told to \"shut up.\" < p style=\"text-align: justify;\">We didn\'t really come to any conclusions, except that we\'re not entirely sure if it was a good idea that Disney has taken over Star Wars, but overall it was fun. < p style=\"text-align: justify;\">I really had no idea what to expect. When you get practiced public-speakers together so knowledgeable on a given topic, you really struggle to get a word in. Regardless, it was definitely worth doing. No doubt, we\'ll find an excuse to have another debate like this, but I\'ll likely throw in Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5 and some of the other classic sci-fi shows that we all loved.

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