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Stormies Or Shirts?

Posted By Justin on September 1, 2009



The debate between Star Wars and Star Trek fans has been waged over a wide range of topics for years. From who has the coolest weapons and ships, to which franchise has the most attractive aliens, fans have argued back and forth in defense of their preferred saga.

The latest topic of discussion comes to us courtesy of Matt Blum at Wired.com as he breaks down who would win in a battle between a Stormtrooper and a Redshirt (if you don't know who a Redshirt is, read on).

See the excerpt below:

"So, on one side of this battle we have a stormtrooper. All stormtroopers are dressed in white armor even in environments (everywhere but Hoth-like places, really) where this makes them stick out like a sore thumb. This armor has significant downsides for its wearer: It weighs him down, makes him too loud to be able to sneak up on anyone, and makes it hard for him to see (Luke even comments on this when dressed as one).

On the other side we have a redshirt. Redshirts are the hapless Enterprise crewmen who exist only to beam down with the main bridge crew so that someone can be killed, so that, in turn, Captain Kirk can have something to over-emote about. This happens with such regularity that one is forced to wonder whether there is a specific course at Starfleet Academy called “How to Die Before the Opening Credits.”



You can read the full article here, and be sure to cast your vote at the bottom of the page for who you think the victor in this battle would be.

(But really - is there any debate at all?)


Thanks to everyone who sent in the update!


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