Shatner says Star Wars was just Special Effects

Fans of science fiction may have from time to time discussed the virtues of Star Wars over Star Trek and vice versa however William Shatner of the latter franchise thinks Star Wars was just a big special effects fest.

Shatner, who played Captain James Tiberius Kirk for three television series and seven movie spin-offs has joined in the public debate on ‘which is better’. Posting his views via social media he stated, “Star Trek had relationships and conflict among the relationships and stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions that were dramatized – Star Wars was special effects.”

While many may agree that a good plot, which is well written, is vastly more important than gimmicks and special effects the facts actually suggest that Star Trek has in recent times used many more visual enhancements than Star Wars.

In the 2009 reboot of the sixties space classic more than 2,200 special effects were noted. A far cry from those early television series where the special effects were oftern confined to basic explosions and smoke. That of course is another debate entirely, do we like the older series best or are the more recent ones superior?

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