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Star Wars meets Star Trek - Vader vs Spock by Robert-Shane Star Wars meets Star Trek - Vader vs Spock by Robert-Shane
Here's the third in my trilogy of pictures combining iconic characters from the Star Wars and Star Trek universes to mark the announcement that J.J. Abrams will direct the next Star Wars movie. And they don't get much more iconic than Darth Vader and Mr Spock!

J.J. Abrams is living out every fanboy's dream right now - so I was wondering whether he's thinking to himself... "I really like Star Trek, and I really like Star Wars too. But which one is better? There's only one way to find out... FIGHT!"
:lol:

The other two pictures in the trilogy:


This is an original depiction of copyright characters I didn’t create and don’t own. This is fan art – created solely to show my artistic ability – it isn’t for sale and isn’t available for reproduction. I drew this in Photoshop using a Wacom pad – this is a low-res version of the original.

***Updated with an alternative version that leaves out the text from the originally posted version which read "JJ Loves Me Most!". Also removed some filters that made the original image look over-saturated. If anyone notices the difference - let me know which version you prefer!***
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P0MG Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Nice Drawing!
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Browncoat1969 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
To quote Davis Quinton, "Darth Vader would never fight Mr. Spock, Darth Vader would fight Captain Kirk."
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Summer18092 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Go spock go kick his ass!
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LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
And the winner is...

DOCTOR WHO!!

(But seriously, while I'm a diehard fan of both Star Wars AND Star Trek, the fact remains that I am such a diehard Whovian that I will go down with the franchise.)
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Summer18092 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Your a whovian? Well fantastic! And Allozy!
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LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Indeed I am!

Geronimo!!!
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Summer18092 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Who's your favorite doctor? Mine is the ninth doctor.
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LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Eleven is my favorite, but I'm also rather fond of Eight, Nine, and Ten.
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Summer18092 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
High five!
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LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
*High fives.*
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Summer18092 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
yep
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Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Damn it's.......EPIC!!!:D
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Talicor Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah! I love it! My boyfriend is a Trekkie and I am a total Star Wars Geek, and after he introduced me to Star Trek, I'd have to say Spock is totally my favorite character from the series!
In a fight though... I'd have to go with Vader, hands down.
He's known as the greatest Jedi Killer of all time for a reason y'know.
(Not to mention he's 7ft. tall, has super-cyborg strength,is heavily armored (no Vulcan neck pinch for you!), has mastered lightsaber combat, and can kill people with a thought.)
Did I mention that he's the Chosen One as well?

Sorry Spock, I love ya, but Vader's got you beat on this one.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha - very well reasoned description of how Vader would win a fight between these - and I certainly don't disagree. But I think that if there ever were a story that brought these two together - Spock would be smart enough to make sure it never came down to a physical confrontation. 
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Talicor Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe, but sometimes you just gotta have an ultimate throw down to decide things!
SW FTW!
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AkenoTOS Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*LE GASP* This would be so amazing!!! One of the best crossovers one could think of!! I think Spock would win, but then again, my favorite character IS Spock. 
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Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I love it! I've always been a fan of Trek, while I never had the good chance to really get into Star Wars (like it all the same as well). I also like it that you make Spock older here, as in the Leonard Nimoy Spock. There are many things I like better about Star Trek before the reboot, and the old actors are definitely a part of that :)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. Leonard Nimoy will always be Spock to me (somewhere in between his look from the original series and the early movies). I think he made the most effective alien character with the minimal amount of make up and prosthetics! 
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Mami02 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Leonard Nimoy is the best Spock and will always be indeed. I like his early look and early 80s look as well. Such a classic character :) 
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MyrddinDerwydd Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Spock wins, logically. However, his face seems rather stretched in this picture. The jaw seems too long, and the forehead too short. 
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe - I drew this quickly and without using any photo reference - so it could be out of 'realistic' proportion. I always thought Leonard Nimoy had a kind of long face - part of what made him look so believably 'alien' to me - so this was my interpretation of that look.
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Oh this is awesome!  my two favorite characters from the two franchises.  The force verses the Vulcan mind meld.  It's like we really want to see something like this happen in an actual movie.  it would be so awesome!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As much as this would be cool to see - I think it's probably better that it never happens. After all - can you imagine if one of them lost! There'd be all-out war between Trek and Wars fans - although I'd have to be neutral as I like both! :lol:
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Oh I love both of them, just about equally.  Spock, Data, 7of9 where my favorites from Star Trek.  Darth Vader, Yoda, are mine from Star Wars.  Well when it comes to the force, I know Darth is way more powerful, and I don't think that shoulder knock out thing that Spock does will work and Darth ether, mostly the armor, but who knows if the force can prevent that or not.  However if it came to the skill with lightsabers or any other sword like instrument, I am not sure who would have the upper hand.  I know that one episode when Spock was in heat per say, he almost killed Kirk.  So we know Spock can wield at least those heavy staff things.  So no doubt he could weld a lightsaber.

But like Yoda and a Sith Lord, I am sure there are ways to make it come out like a draw.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes indeed - as you say, Spock can fight when he needs to - and that episode showed it well. I'm pretty sure it was 'Amok Time' - a one of the best I'd say!
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
sadly I don't have it all memorized.  I'm about 28, and was only able to see some epesods from reruns when I was a kid.    The next Generation one I was able to see more of.  but they are both great shows in there different ways.
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Colostomizer Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Now that's awesome, right there!

Star Trek is clever and set in a massive universe. The only problem is, it so often just isn't... fun.
Star Wars is as simplistic as ideas get; no real story or depth to the universe... but with more fun than you can shake a double-bladed light sabre at!

Who wins? Mankind wins for having both of these franchises available!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hold on a minute. I see you're claiming to be 'Sarah' - but clearly you must really be JJ Abrams?!!! Because I'm sure he must be thinking exactly that right now - he's in the almost unbelievable position of being at the helm of both franchises! :lol:
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MarkWilder Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013

I found Star Trek fun.

 

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anubis-x Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Falls over from AWESOME overload :faint:
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) you can get back up now!
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOW! :)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
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CDL113 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No nerve pinch here but Force Lightning beats logic every time!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: I wonder if Vader even has any nerves left!?
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CDL113 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going to say yes otherwise there would be a lot more Imperial Admirals and Commanders still alive and not dead from FORCE CHOKE from getting on Vader's last few remaining working nerves!!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: ...I set up - you knock 'em down!
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CDL113 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is the power of the DARKSIDE!!!!!
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The-Artist-64 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!

Now Simon vs. Spok.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok - I'm intrigued... who's 'Simon'?
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The-Artist-64 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simon Petrikov, king of ice and snow.
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hornsofhattin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Most illogical.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree - but then so is JJ Abrams directing Star Wars AND Star Trek! :lol:
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dikiminster Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome'
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: thanks
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EsmeAmelia Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've actually heard that J.J. isn't that big a fan of Star Trek.

Man, first there were a ton of Star Wars/Disney crossovers, and now there are a bunch of Star Wars/Star Trek crossovers. Wonder how many more crossovers there will be before Episode 7 comes out.

Awesome pic, btw.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably not any more Trek/Wars crossovers from me... three in one week - I'm all done! :lol:
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
You're right about him not being a big fan. He said he decided to direct Star Trek because he wasn't familiar with it enough to worry about screwing it up. He almost turned down working on Star Wars because he's a HUGE fan and is scared of messing it up.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow - what a hard life J.J. has. I really sympathize with him - it must be terrible t have such a dilemma!
:rofl:
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
:rofl:

Actually, if he screws up Star Wars, then I think a few of us will be tempted to travel to Saturn, turn Mimas into the Death Star and then blow up his house from orbit. So perhaps the worry he feels isn't totally worthless. ;)
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