Geeks and nerds are oftentimes an argumentative bunch, particularly when it comes to any number of hot-button topics that pit know-it-alls against one another. Although deliberations have raged for decades over the merits of Marvel over DC or Macs versus PCs, there’s one dorky debate that trumps ‘em all: Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek against George Lucas’ Star Wars.
Could an Imperial Star Destroyer wipe out the U.S.S. Enterprise-D? Or is the tyrannical Lord Darth Vader a better tactician than the famed Captain Jean-Luc Picard? Such questions have been endlessly argued and over-analyzed for years and are likely to be discussed during the Star Wars versus Star Trek meetup at The Royale.
Participants will defend either the final frontier or a galaxy far, far away in a series of debates that will take place during the afternoon event where each geek only has a maximum of five minutes to state their case. A pair of two-minute-long rebuttals will be allowed, points will be awarded for the most logical arguments, and the side with the most points at the end of the event will win.
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While we expect the arguments to get a little heated, cooler heads will hopefully prevail and a full-on lightsaber/phaser battle will be avoided.
Sat., Nov. 26, 1 p.m., 2011