A Star Wars v. Star Trek Grudge Match at the Royale

On a 10th grade, overnight speech club field trip, my little cadre of nerd buddies hunkered down in our cramped hotel room and proceeded to debate the strength of the Star Trek universe against the firepower of the Jedi and the Empire combined. 

Although we never came to a definitive conclusion, I look back on that night as one of the only instances, in a lifetime of nerd-dom, when I've actually wanted to give myself a swirly. 

Now the debate from time immemorial has moved from angry, keyboard-pounding missives into (eek) the light of day with the N.E.R.D.S. winner take all Star Wars v. Star Trek grudge match at The Royale next weekend.
From the storytelling abilities of Roddenberry vs. Lucas to the computing power of Three-Pio vs. Data, I'm certain that believers in both properties' expanded universes will bring up some very salient points. 

Truly, I don't have a horse (or a tauntaun) in this race. I'll be on hand as a spectator only. However, I'd like to submit the following if only to contribute to the discourse:  

Plus the first person to and tell me why this beautiful piece of fan film is completely ironic will score themselves a high five and a couple stickers at the show. (Share your thoughts in the comment section below).  

Choose your side and watch the good hearted Nerd Rage unfold in front of your very eyes on November 26 at 1 p.m. 

Update: The Royale has confirmed that they maintain strong anti-swirly policy - so we'll all be in a safe place. See you then.

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The Royale - CLOSED

108 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ

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Bob Beard
Bob Beard

@jobe77 - Well played! High fives and stickers are yours for the taking.Although Boba Fett being an intergalactic PI IS a compelling argument. WTH- Stickers for everyone! See you all at the grudge match?


Its ironic because Tome Selleck was originally picked to Han Solo and turned it down to do Magnum P.I., and it is the theme song to Magnum P.I. that is playing in the background. Check and mate.


Han solo is a fugitive. Thats why its ironic. He ia being investigated, not doing the investigating.


Perhaps the irony is that Han Solo in the actual Star Wars series is being chased by Boba Fett and other bounty hunters. These bounty hunters are essentially galactic PI's.


Darn, through that whole thing I meant to say it was Indiana Jones that Tom Selleck was going to play, my bad. I retract the smug "check and mate" line after having this mix-up.

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