The great debate that never ends: Star Trek vs Star Wars. The most common question around this topic generally takes one of two forms: Star Trek vs Star Wars – Which is better? Or which one wins?
Well I’m sorry, but those are meaningless questions. WRONG questions, really. Which is better depends on personal preference, and “winning” implies the two franchises are measured by the same yardstick… when they are clearly not. One is Science Fiction, the other is Science Fantasy, there is no point in even trying to argue the technicalities when at least one of them doesn’t follow accepted scientific and engineering principles. It’s like the comic book fan debate: Who is stronger, Superman or the Hulk?
(Incidentally the answer to that question is: Depends on who’s writing/drawing. Which is probably as good an answer for the Star Trek vs Star Wars debate itself.)
So no, this isn’t a post on my personal take on the debate, but rather an interesting analysis between fans of the two franchises. A couple of years ago Exponential Interactive provided an infographic to NME on this very topic, which I do find interesting. I don’t think the findings would actually surprise anyone, but it’s still intriguing to do this comparison.
I assume everyone who visits my blog is a Star Trek fan – of course that doesn’t preclude you from being a Star Wars fan as well. But does this infographic describe you accurately?