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25 Reasons Why Blake's 7 Is Better Than Star Trek

 
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Whitestar



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:43 am    Post subject: 25 Reasons Why Blake's 7 Is Better Than Star Trek Reply with quote

1. Star Trek - Characters are flat and one-dimensional.
1. Blake's 7 - Characters are very complex and three-dimensional.

2. Star Trek - The Federation is (supposedly) good.
2. Blake's 7 - The Federation is evil.

3. Star Trek - The dialogue is hokey, cheesy, and corny.
3. Blake's 7 - The dialogue is clever, witty, and humorous.

4. Star Trek - Transporters are commonplace.
4. Blake's 7 - Transporters are amazing.

5. Star Trek - Stand by your friends.
5. Blake's 7 - Stand behind your friends.

6. Star Trek - Characters always use time travel to fix all their mistakes in their lives.
6. Blake's 7 - There is no time travel in the B7 universe, all characters deal with the consequences of their actions, for better or worse.

7. Star Trek - Major characters die and are resurrected, hence, the actors become typecasted.
7. Blake's 7 - Major characters die and the actors move on to bigger and better things.

8. Star Trek - Computers have zero personalities.
8. Blake's 7 - Computers have quirks, perks, and pet-peeves.

9. Star Trek - Characters are fully devoted to the Federation, with an innate desire to help other people from the goodness of their hearts.
9. Blake's 7 - Characters look out for one another for mutual advantage by escaping from the Federation with their hide intact, and make a few bucks on the side.

10. Star Trek - Humanitarianism is applied to practical daily life.
10. Blake's 7 - Wealth is the only reality.

11. Star Trek - High morals make fine Federation officers.
11. Blake's 7 - Greed makes very efficient Federation troopers.

12. Star Trek - Running away is an act of cowardice.
12. Blake's 7 - Strategic withdrawal is running away, but with dignity.

13. Star Trek - Modesty is a sign of maturity and good character.
13. Blake's 7 - Modesty is dishonesty.

14. Star Trek - Civilization has always depended on truth.
14. Blake's 7 - Civlization has always depended on courtesy, rather than truth.

15. Star Trek - Assassination is considered unethical and apalling.
15. Blake's 7 - Assassination has always been a legimate tool of statecraft and is pubicly accepted.

16. Star Trek - Good deeds are always rewarded.
16. Blake's 7 - No good deeds go unpunished.

17. Star Trek - Self-sacrifice is a highly noble trait.
17. Blake's 7 - Self-preservation is highly noble trait.

18. Star Trek - Winning means surviving.
18. Blake's 7 - If winning means dying, choose losing every time.

19. Star Trek - Good is always favored over evil.
19. Blake's 7 - Choosing the lesser evil of the two is the best option.

20. Star Trek - Saving someone's life is viewed as a heroic gesture.
20. Blake's 7 - Saving someone's life is sometimes viewed as a big mistake.

21. Star Trek - Friendship can be as good as a handshake.
21. Blake's 7 - Friendship can be as good as a handshake in one hand, and a hammer in the other.

22. Star Trek - The Enterprise encounters an alien civilization and destroys it in the name of Freedom, Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
22. Blake’s 7 - The Liberator encounters an alien civilization and destroys it in self defense.

23. Star Trek - Stories are solved within an hour.
23. Blake’s 7 - Stories are solved within several episodes, and sometimes leave many unresolved issues.

24. Star Trek - The humor on the show has always been spoon-fed.
24. Blake’s 7 - The humor on the show has always been sharp and subtle.

25. Star Trek - The tone of the show is naive and geeky.
25. Blake’s 7 - The tone of the show is dark and cynical.


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dave



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you see it like that I'd have to suggest your comparing apples and oranges -

Blakes 7 is sci-fi

Star Trek is a fairy tale.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me Blake id better than Star Tek because -

Star Trek says that authority is a good thing and that leaders are always right.

Blake's 7 says that authority is a bad thing and that leaders are always found to be wanting.

Star Trek says we should never try to challenge the system we are part of.

Blake's 7 says we should challenge everything
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Star Trek - has annoying kid geniuses
Blake's 7 - doesn't or would shoot them if it did

Star Trek - Aliens are defined by having a ribbly nose/forehead, ear jewellery
Blake's 7 - Aliens come in all shapes and forms

Star Trek - has a warp core breach every episode
Blake's 7 - doesn't have a warp core

Star Trek - Everybody has an opinion
Blake's 7 - Avon has an opinion and couldn't give a rats knacker about anybody elses

Star Trek - when a starship is destroyed it gets resurrected with a suffix letter
Blake's 7 - there isn't Liberator 1a,b,c.......etc.

Star Trek - Tries to retrieve the landing party at all costs
Blake's 7 - Makes the assumption they are already dead and lets go anyway
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree -i`m a well known Trek detester !
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

25 reasons why Blakes 7 is better than Star Trek.

Reason 1...........William Shatner is'nt in it.
Reason 2...........William Shatner is'nt in it.
Reason 3...........William Shatner is'nt in it.
Reason 4...........William Shatner is'nt in it.
Reason 5...........William Shatner is'nt in it.
Reason 6........................................
Reason 25....................................
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