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    Re: Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    If you lasted long enough to do that, that is. The SSD has more than enough firepower to take your shields, and your ship before you can blink, and the Death Star would screw your star base and planet so fast it wouldn't be funny....lol
    I recall ST offensive and defensive systems being adjustable depending on the type of defense/attack (respectively) they had to contend with.

    At the same time, SW’s offensive and defensive systems appeared to be far less adaptive to the situation.

    Many other factors would potentially affect the confrontation, such as the relative capabilities of the two side’s sensor systems, repair systems, power systems, etc…

    On another note, one of the main reasons for the ST universe’s greater Tech levels is that the tech in the original SW movies was dreamed up at the time in question, whereas the tech in ST universe has been constantly upgraded and enhanced with the ever-growing number of TV shows and Movies about it.

    If the original ST show faced off against the original SW movies, I think SW might win.
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    Re: Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I recall ST offensive and defensive systems being adjustable depending on the type of defense/attack (respectively) they had to contend with.

    At the same time, SW’s offensive and defensive systems appeared to be far less adaptive to the situation.

    Many other factors would potentially affect the confrontation, such as the relative capabilities of the two side’s sensor systems, repair systems, power systems, etc…

    On another note, one of the main reasons for the ST universe’s greater Tech levels is that the tech in the original SW movies was dreamed up at the time in question, whereas the tech in ST universe has been constantly upgraded and enhanced with the ever-growing number of TV shows and Movies about it.

    If the original ST show faced off against the original SW movies, I think SW might win.
    I agree with your analysis of the relative tech. Star Trek has gotten progressively more advanced as its timeline advances, whereas Star Wars has gotten more advanced technologically as it goes back in time. When you look at the new games coming out, and the stories of the Old Republic, their weaponry could rape the original trilogy's weapons. And the fighting styles back then would own the originals too.

    I guess the difference between ST and SW is that ST becomes better as it advances, while SW continues to explain what happened before, and goes along that path.
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    Re: Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I agree with your analysis of the relative tech. Star Trek has gotten progressively more advanced as its timeline advances, whereas Star Wars has gotten more advanced technologically as it goes back in time. When you look at the new games coming out, and the stories of the Old Republic, their weaponry could rape the original trilogy's weapons. And the fighting styles back then would own the originals too.

    I guess the difference between ST and SW is that ST becomes better as it advances, while SW continues to explain what happened before, and goes along that path.
    There are many SW book series that fall after the original triliogy in the SW timeline. I think many of them include advances in weaponry, not too mention other developments.

    I have noted that SW weaponry (at least from the Empire) seemed somewhat focused on "massive destruction". I recall in one book a mention of this ship that could, basically, fly into the core of a sun and cause it to go supernova - and survive.

    Don't think ST ships could handle that - although they could likely cause a supernova with a robotic device of some sort.
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    Re: Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    If you lasted long enough to do that, that is. The SSD has more than enough firepower to take your shields, and your ship before you can blink, and the Death Star would screw your starbase and planet so fast it wouldn't be funny....lol
    Unfortunately for Star Wars, their targeting computers suck compared to Star Trek. In all of the SW movies, entire fleets of starships would do 18th century ship of the line tactics by using broadsides. In ST, it's more of a submarine 3D fight, but both sides can see each other provided that there wasn't any celestial phenomena around to disrupt their sensors.

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    Re: Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Unfortunately for Star Wars, their targeting computers suck compared to Star Trek. In all of the SW movies, entire fleets of starships would do 18th century ship of the line tactics by using broadsides. In ST, it's more of a submarine 3D fight, but both sides can see each other provided that there wasn't any celestial phenomena around to disrupt their sensors.
    In the movies, and the ship-to-ship fights from the movies are quite limited. Frankly, a better estimate of SW space weaponry would be Star Wars Empire the game. In the game, it is honestly a simple task to get more ships into a fight, and then use very basic targetting tactics to defeat the enemy.
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    Re: Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    There are many SW book series that fall after the original triliogy in the SW timeline. I think many of them include advances in weaponry, not too mention other developments.

    I have noted that SW weaponry (at least from the Empire) seemed somewhat focused on "massive destruction". I recall in one book a mention of this ship that could, basically, fly into the core of a sun and cause it to go supernova - and survive.

    Don't think ST ships could handle that - although they could likely cause a supernova with a robotic device of some sort.


    It's sad that I knew exactly what you were talking about.
    It's called a Sun Crusher, it's in the Star Wars RPG game books.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sun_Crusher
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    Re: Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post


    It's sad that I knew exactly what you were talking about.
    It's called a Sun Crusher, it's in the Star Wars RPG game books.

    Sun Crusher - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
    Dammit, we're in the same boat. I knew that too. >.< It's also mentioned in some of the SW books.

    The Sun Crusher appears in the Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson. Designed and constructed within the Maw and overseen by Admiral Daala, the Sun Crusher has a nearly indestructible hull made of quantum-crystalline armor. The primary weapon is a torpedo launched into the heart of a star that causes it to go supernova, obliterating everything in the local solar system.
    Suck on THAT, Enterprise.
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    Re: Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Unfortunately for Star Wars, their targeting computers suck compared to Star Trek. In all of the SW movies, entire fleets of starships would do 18th century ship of the line tactics by using broadsides. In ST, it's more of a submarine 3D fight, but both sides can see each other provided that there wasn't any celestial phenomena around to disrupt their sensors.
    Well, don't forget the battles with starfighters. That's more like WW2 era dogfights against each other or aircraft carriers.

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    Re: Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Unfortunately for Star Wars, their targeting computers suck compared to Star Trek. In all of the SW movies, entire fleets of starships would do 18th century ship of the line tactics by using broadsides. In ST, it's more of a submarine 3D fight, but both sides can see each other provided that there wasn't any celestial phenomena around to disrupt their sensors.
    "The target area is only two meters wide. It's a small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port. The shaft leads directly to the reactor system."
    That sounds like pretty precise targetting to me, sir.
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