Mar 6, 2014
As if suddenly a million voices
Many people often talk in terms of Star Wars and Star Trek as if they are some kind of polar opposites, almost as if one were Republican and the other Democrat (the savvy fan could pick which was which fairly easy...).
But one came first and possibly had some influence on the other, that is to say a certain episode of the original Star Trek series may have had a role to play when a certain planet was destroyed by the Death Star in A New Hope.
The Immunity Syndrome episode of Star Trek featured Spock who felt the death of 400 Vulcans:
While it's never been discussed by Lucas publicly, Kitbashed is pretty sure that this episode of Stark Trek was the inspiration for the feelings Ben felt when the planet Alderaan was decimated by the Death Star.
Fans who rage that Star Wars is better than Star Trek would do well to remember this!