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Star Wars vs Star Trek

Star Wars vs Star Trek

What are YOUR thoughts?

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80 replies
  1. Derek Brafley says:

    Well the main thing for me is the fact that Star Wars was always a little less “hokey” than Trek. That made me like it more. That being said, we nerds have always been people who just like what we like no matter what anyone else thinks, so, we can like Star Wars and Star Trek and we don’t have to hate one or the other. Plus, we have a great uniter ALL HAIL J.J. Abrams!!!!!

  2. christi says:

    my husband likes both star wars and star trek but i am more a star wars although i am not a total star wars fan i do enjoy the movies jarjar and chewy are my favorite but i also love the little ewokes as well lol my husband on the other hand would disagree he is not a jar jar fan i think i like him since i am clumsy like him and can relate lol i always say me so jarjar biiinnnxxxxx lol

  3. Patrick says:

    You seem to have made an oversight when it comes to Star Trek, you’re missing the newest movie Star Trek into Darkness. So that makes 12 Star Trek movies

  4. mitch says:

    you know what, its star Wars hands down!!!! Star trek might have more movies but star Wars and a bitter director and the movies are more iconic and brought in more money then star trek. There is no comparison. oh and one more thing that star wars had over star trek, John “the man” Williams!!!!!

  5. Tara says:

    To be perfectly honest, I’m not on the fence here, I love both series separately. Star Wars is a terrific movie series and Star Trek a fantastic television series. I did not like the Star Trek movies nearly as much nor do I think Star Wars would carry off well as a television series. But the great thing is; to each his own!

  6. lee sendall says:

    i find the movies for both interesting i own both collections i try to make my wife watch as well even tho she is more a star wars fan then trekky …i own also subscribe to the star trek magazine i find myself more a trekky then a star wars but you find more star wars stuff avail which might mean star trek is more valuable since there isn’t allot of collections out to get

  7. Kimberly says:

    Well i’m star trek all the way. Even though Star Wars won over Star trek, there is much more Video content to watch and the fact they’re STILL making more. I believe one day Star trek will become bigger and more popular than star wars. I’ll defiantly introduce my future family to star trek no matter if they like it or not.

  8. Jennifer L says:

    Wish I could actually see the whole graphic! But the big “Subscribe” banner is blocking half the page; even tried a couple of different browsers. =(

  9. Sabrina says:

    I will admit that Star Wars is pretty good, and that I do like it, but Star Trek is special to me. It may be cheesy at times but somehow I still really enjoy it. Some days I’ll watch 2 or 3 of the movies in a row just for the heck of it. Being a Trekkie is kind of a family thing for me that has been passed down from my parents to me, yes I blame the both of you! I don’t really get what the big deal is between the fans of both franchises, why they sometimes fight, but I personally enjoy both even if one slightly outweighs the other for me.

  10. Brianne says:

    “Tickle us, do we not laugh? Prick us, do we not bleed? Wrong us, shall we not revenge?” – General Chang.
    I would like to add to this quote, “Troll us with a controversial infographic, do we not argue it on Tumblr?”
    I love Star Wars AND Star Trek, but claiming there is an ‘overall winner’ is so wrong! They are from completely different places and time periods. And I quote: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”. Compare that to, “To boldly go where no man has gone before.” Where NO MAN has gone before. That means that Star Trek (in the future) is not even galactically close to Star Wars (which happened ‘a long time ago’) because men had obviously already occupied or visited most (if not all) of the places mentioned in Star Wars.
    Saying these fandoms are even comparable is nothing short of a galactic fallacy!

  11. christi sendall says:

    i like both star wars and star trek altho i find myself more of a star wars fan simply because i like jarjar binx …but i also love chewy and the ewokes lol they are cute ..i am so much like jarjar i am so clumsey like him and always say me so jarjar biiinnnxxxxx like him hehe he makes me giggle… my huband is more a trekky but he loves both as you would find from our bathroom its half star wars half star trek decorated lol i dont pick sides

  12. Rob says:

    It’s been said before, but I’ll say it here. Jean-Luc should have come out declaring “I am the cutest of Borg. Resistance is futile.”

  13. Nate Gedge says:

    This is like the Seattle Seahawks playing the Jacksonville Jaguars – it’s not even close – Star Wars in a landslide. That’s why my dogs are named Chewie, Leia and Princess – not Kirk, Worf or Spock!

  14. Rebekkah Shaw says:

    But if you want to see the coming technology, watch Star Trek. It had cell phones and ipads before us! Yeah for Gene’s genius!

  15. emperorbailey says:

    No live action Star Wars series?!
    But a few years ago Lucas said that he had already written 50 scripts for his Star Wars: Underworld series! ::coughFullOfCrapcough::

  16. emperorbailey says:

    I asked your dog what he wished he was named, and he told me “Worf!” He actually repeated it many times until I finally left.

  17. April P says:

    I like both. They are different in their own way and that’s why some people like one, but not the other. I say keep them coming.

  18. Heidi T says:

    Nothing will ever beat Star Wars. It didn’t even need to include the three monstrosity “prequels” because to most of us, those don’t exist.

  19. Han Solo says:

    Had a slight weapons malfunction, but everything’s perfectly alright now. We’re fine, we’re all fine, here, now, thank you. How are you?

  20. Han Solo says:

    YOUR ship? Hey, remember you lost her to me, fair and square. Ah…repairs. I was hoping you could help me out.

  21. HaloCure says:

    Star Wars may win on numbers, but in the end, I think that the Trek universe is much more emotionally satisfying as a whole. Star Wars focuses a lot on the good vs. evil dichotomy – things are more black and white. Star Trek is more ambiguous and nuanced, and right or wrong, good vs. evil is less clear cut. Both are enjoyable in their own way.

  22. Lou Stramaglio says:

    Star Wars MMO > Star Trek MMO ; you guys need to break down the games category:) Can’t just lump all the games into one!

  23. S Sartori says:

    Both are epic and awesome for different reasons and I love both although I do favor Star Wars just a little more.

  24. Charles says:

    I’d like to see a competition between the two phrases “Live Long and Prosper” and “May the Force be with you”. Which side would you choose: Vulcan or Jedi?

  25. JennyB says:

    Funny enough word of mouth spread start wars before star trek . More like action over sorry for my family.

  26. Lino says:

    I love both,Star Trek was the first decent SHI FI TV series in the late 60 and Star Wars in the late 70 bring the Shi Fi movies from the Category of B and C movies ( except “2001 Space Odyssey” that was a great A Movie.) to the Category of A movie changing forever the way of making Shi Fi movies. But if I have to chose I think Star Wars Movies are a little better than Star Trek, more action and special effect.

  27. Crystal Myer says:

    Star Wars Every time! I watch the whole thing at least 1 time a year and the original trilogy at least 3 times a year. Its our Family go to movie. Humm what should we watch.. i know Star Wars! We love it!

  28. Mel Farles says:

    That’s tough. When I was little I loved “Star Wars”. It’s probably what made me fall in love with the sci-fi/action/fantasy genre (to a point it’s practically all Iwatch). I used to pretend I was a jedi, and I always had a “padawan braid” in my hair. The funny thing is way back a long time ago I used to call “Star Trek” “that boring parent Saturday morning show” (no offense intended). Then one day I went to Redbox for movie night. There wasn’t much of interest available, so I decided to see what the 2009 version of “Star Trek” was like. By the end of the movie I fell in love with “Star Trek”, and it only increased when I saw “Into Darkness”. After that I started watching all the “Star Trek” series, as well as the spin-off movies, so I guess you can say I am a “Trekkie” now.

  29. Samantha Riding says:

    Call me a hipster but that is a good thing about Star Trek that makes it better, not selling out.

  30. Doc says:

    I like both Star Trek and Star Wars. Star Wars I like for the cowboy, the epic good versus evil. Star Trek had a much more altruistic view, Mens exploration of the World or Universal round him and that exploration of himself.

  31. Troy Oldham says:

    It is not surprising that Star Wars won the contest. In a world were we want to escape from reality. To put the pressures of life out of our minds, a science-fantasy will always be more popular then science-fiction. Who wants to see a fiction show that is becoming reality as we speak, versus knights, cowboys, princesses and teddy bears all in a space age story.
    Logically,that being said, I would much rather have seen a classic based on humanity (Star Trek) win.

  32. Angela says:

    Without Star Trek paving the way for Sci-Fi there would be no Star Wars – Star Trek has been running since Sept of 1966, overall six series, 12 movies (you forgot Into Darkness), Started the Sci-Fi conventions (original Star Trek convention 1969) a Fan base all over the world (you mention Star Trek or just Trek and they know what you mean), Trekkies don’t have the “toys” because we have the real props or the real deal (PC’s, laptops, tablets, smartphones – all inspired from Star Trek), Kirk, Riker & Picard all got the girls & more than one!

  33. Chance says:

    I am primarily a Star Wars fan, although I love Star Trek as well (how can you not love Shatner?). I think most fans are able to like both, although there are a few that for some reason make it into a rivalry that it doesn’t need to be. They both have so much to offer that to limit yourself to just one seems to be missing the point.
    Enjoy Star Wars for the epic struggle between good and evil, the stirring telling of the hero’s journey, and the wide variety of alien species and worlds.
    Enjoy Star Trek for the hope for humanities future, the ability to address political and social topics in a constructive manner, and to watch Kirk boldly explore all the women in the galaxy.
    Ultimately, enjoy each for what they have going for them, which is quite a bit on both sides.

  34. Eric Ziegler says:

    Even though there are many things we all love from Star Trek, it was Star Wars that introduced Everyone to the galaxy and the other worlds there in!

  35. Karina Tucker says:

    They both have their place. My son loves Star Wars and was thrilled beyond belief to meet Peter Mayhew and David Prowse at this last Con. Star Wars has inspired him in so many ways, most importantly to believe in himself. But Star Trek sparked an incredible love of science with him. He and his older sister have both spent several summers at the Christa MacCauliffe Space Education Center running missions in their simulators all based on the Star Trek universe. Both kids are pursuing science in their education. I watched both shows growing up and have enjoyed sharing them with my kids. But the overall top winner at our house? Doctor Who.

  36. Heather DeMill says:

    I honestly love both. I love Star Trek but have to admit the error in continuity bother me sometimes as you read the books and watch the shows. Star Wars is much better at this which I appreciate. But I feel more connected with the characters for Star Trek and if I was to chose a world to live in give me the Federation!

  37. Linda58 says:

    There really isn’t a way for me to compare one to the other emotionally – they both stand alone, but the numbers speak for themselves – Star Wars wins in the numbers! As you can tell, Spock has always been special to me.

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