A well known fact of life is that Star Wars and Star Trek don't mix. The most common reason for this is that clearly, Star Wars is superior and we just don't bother even acknowledging Trek.
You see, I was introduced to Star Wars at a ripe young age and it changed my life. Instead of making friends, I alienated them (heh) with endless quotes. Instead of shopping at the Limited Too with the rest of the cool 6th graders, I had my mom order SW shirts from the official store. Instead of learning proper social interaction skills, I bonded with other students in the Water Quality Monitoring club and Ecology Corps then spent copious amounts of time discussing why Star Wars is awesome. We bonded because we just knew that SW was better than ST.
And then George Lucas created the hackery that was the new trilogy. My faith was shaken. It was tough to face the public and verbally acknowledge that yes, I am a fan of this tripe. While the ewoks were a tough sell, the new crap was painful to defend.
Finally, the trekkers had leverage against us. It hurt my heart to know that deep down they actually had a bit of legit to the claim that Trek was better. Frankly, my dear, I resented it.
And then tonight, I Saw Star Trek. And it wasn't just good. It wasn't even just great. It might be one of the best movies I've ever seen. This isn't even a joke! It was so excellent!
And herein lies the blasphemy: I, Shrtstormtrooper, hereby recognize Star Trek as an excellent movie and therefore rescind all previous insults directed at the series.
I won't go so far as to say Trek is superior, but I will recognize it as an almost-equal. I'm even going to watch all the original series, and maybe even the movies. Unless force lightning strikes me down first...
Sigh. It's a tough life.