Writer michael reaves tells explore talent what it was like to work with and write for academy award winning director-producer steve. Star trek was a television serial popular in america and was created by gene roddenberry in the year 1966 the various adventures of humans and aliens in the starfleet are given more importance in the serials of star trek. Comparison of star trek and star wars although rooted a creative essay about routine in gene roddenberry 's the mistreatment of the cunninghams in to kill a mockingbird by harper lee star trek star wars (later retitled star wars: episode a comparison of george lucas star wars and gene roddenberrys star trek iv a new hope) is a 1977 american the. But gene roddenberry's starfleet is also devoted to diplomacy, search and rescue and, largely, research none of george lucas' imperial star destroyers had a science officer aboard both myths. Re: george lucas vs gene roddenberry yes, if your love of star trek was born primarily because of the original cast movies, the man primarily responsible was harve bennett, who produced star treks ii-v (and had an idea for a cadet version movie which jj abrams basically appropriated for the 2009 film.
Visionary creator of star wars george lucas, in the documentary trek nation, revealed that he had attended some of the star trek conventions during the early 1970s, and that he admired how gene roddenberry had created and produced his show with very little resources (something that lucas would do on a motion picture scale himself. Gene roddenberry (left), creator of star trek, and george lucas (right), creator of star wars according to this forum , this picture was taken at a star wars convention in 1987 lucas is a fan of star trek (yes, the father of star wars is a trekkie) and attended many trek conventions in the past. According to jw rinzler's the making of star wars: return of the jedi, when asked if emperor palpatine was a jedi during a 1981 story conference, lucas responded, no, he was a politician. Compare the star wars universe to that of star trek, which gene roddenberry envisioned as a future ideal that reflected the diversity of the united nations by contrast, george lucas's flash.
Undoubtedly, lucas saw star trek on television, but his influence for star wars didn't come from that star wars had more in common with fantasy stories than science fiction (special powers, the force, apprentices and masters, princesses, (jedi) knights, a young hero growing up on a farm, etc) the pl. Star trek and star wars are american media franchises which present alternative scenarios of space adventure the two franchises are dominant in this setting of storytelling and have offered various forms of media productions for decades that manage billions of dollars of intellectual property, providing employment and entertainment for billions of people around the world. Roddenberry and star trek have been cited as inspiration for other science fiction franchises, with george lucas crediting the series for enabling star wars to be produced j michael straczynski , creator of the babylon 5 franchise, appreciated star trek amongst other science fiction series and what they had to say about who we are, and where. The trek nations review also mentions that george lucas admired star trek and attended conventions: the interview with george lucas reveals that he attended star trek conventions in the 1970s and his admiration for gene roddenberry as an artist.
Gary kurtz was the producer of the original star wars movie and the first sequel, the empire strikes back, and in a new interview he talks about how george lucas was influenced by star trek. George lucas admits that he was inspired to create star wars by watching star trek, among other influences after star wars became an enormous and unexpected success in 1977, paramount television — who had bought desilu productions with its original property star trek — wondered how they could cash in on this sci-fi space craze and. Depoimentos de stan lee e george lucas sobre jornada nas estrelas. The year is 1986 star trek iv the voyage home just came out in theaters by chance, gene roddenberry and george lucas run into each other at a hollywood party.
Star wars is a film and television franchise, created by george lucas from the very inception of star wars in 1977, there has been a definite rivalry between the star wars and star trek franchises, which rod roddenberry - son of star trek creator gene roddenberry - learned of through first-hand. Star wars a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a man called 'george lucas' wrote a legend, star warsthis all started by the book of joseph campbell, which george lucas inspired from. Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between star wars and star trek in order to gain a better understanding of both works and their contributions to science fiction star wars is a movie franchise started by george lucas in the late 1970's.
Given that there was a period where it felt like star wars and star trek fans were at some kind of loggerheads, lucas nonetheless argues that star trek proved vitally important to star wars. Star trek both franchises are known for their strange-looking, and elaboratly designed aliens that make appearances throughout the shows although the characters in either film series never incounter the same alien life forms, the make-up, character development, costume design and computerized effects, are extraordinary. The documentary trek nation chronicles rod roddenberry's personal journey to explore the importance of the legendary sci-fi franchise dreamed up by his father gene the film comes to dvd on tuesday, and among the bonus materials included in the release is an interview with star wars. Star trek vs star wars star trek and star wars are not the same as some people think they are quite different in almost all aspects well, one of the main differences that have been said is that start trek is a science fiction and star war is a science fantasy.
Star wars is about fighting the man, and star trek is about being the man star wars is bigger than ever, and we're celebrating 50 years of star trek this is a great time to be a fan of space. Star wars vs star trek they possess two of the most die hard fan bases in all of science fiction fandom there is the utopian ideals expressed in gene roddenberry's vision of star trek. Hired by george lucas to create concept art for the original star wars, his vision established the look and feel of the saga, and set the standard for a lived-in galaxy that stood apart from. Unlike star trek, star wars began as a motion picture rather than a television series universal studios first agreed to make george lucas's star wars in 1971, but it took several years and multiple script revisions for the project to begin.