Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Good point.

Lucas often says we are a sad culture, bereft of the confidence or inspiration that strong leaders can provide. And yet, aren’t we the very same culture that produced George Lucas and gave him so many opportunities? The same society that raised all those brilliant experts for him to hire — boldly creative folks who pour both individual inspiration and cooperative skill into his films? A culture that defies the old homogenizing impulse by worshipping eccentricity, with unprecedented hunger for the different, new or strange? It what way can such a civilization be said to lack confidence?

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Erick Erickson

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  • With friends like the late Joseph Campbell (a man I have a deep respect for) you would think Lucas would have came to the same observant conclusion you did! At least have more respect for a culture that fostered Campbell and himself.