Worst to Best: Star Trek Merchandise

The good, the bad and the Tribbles...

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    • Hadouken76

      May 9th 2013, 9:09

      More like from worse to slightly less worse. This doesn't do Etsy any favours, which is a shame because there is some decent stuff on their site.

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    • matthewbishop

      May 9th 2013, 10:36

      Being a Star Wars fan I've always felt Star Trek to be it's very, very poor cousin. Unfortunately for Trekkies everywhere, this sordid selection of muck and tat does nothing to shake my beliefs. Maybe the new movie will. However, the second half of the first movie ruined all the hard work the first half had done trying to convert me. Still, hope springs eternal and I do love a good sci-fi romp!

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    • RubberJoshy

      May 9th 2013, 13:35

      @matthewbishop. In Sci-Fi there are many sub genres, but most can be be grouped into two main subsets of Sci-Fi. The first is Hard Sci-Fi which introduces revolutionary ideas in technology and sociology, creates hugely complex societies as well as trying to shift one's perception of reality to one that is less limited by current ways of thinking. On screen this has never been embodied better than in Star Trek. The second subset is called Space Opera (note the resemblance to the term Soap Opera). It presents stories that run on extremely basic narratives set against a fantasy future-world backdrop - it's basically Dallas in space. On screen this is exemplified by Star Wars and it's "I am your father, she is your sister, and I built C3PO" storytelling. I must therefore disagree with your statement that Trek is Wars' "very, very poor cousin". Don't get me wrong I'm a huge Wars fan as well but there is never any doubt in my mind as to which one offers an *extremely rich* and detailed fictional universe where continuity has been treated as a precious, finely honed attribute; and to which one offers a set of great action sequences interspersed with some somewhat lazy - if still enjoyably symbolic - storytelling, where continuity is only a function of ease in the narrative. I hope you understand my reasoning...

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    • deannbradley

      May 13th 2013, 0:29

      Wow! Thanks for the free marketing!

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