Star Wars vs. Star Trek. This has been the biggest rivalry in sci-fi since Star Wars captured the imagination of geeks in 1977. It’s not really a question of which is the better series and universe, it’s a question of how much fantasy do you want in your sci-fi. It’s true both franchises take place in space and have super-futuristic weapons, but Star Wars is more entrenched with the mystical and spiritual unknown than Star Trek.
Luckily, there’s a new infographic from BestOnlineEngineeringDegree.com that breaks down what makes each series special. It highlights the weapons, transport vehicles, and political affiliations of Star Wars and Star Trek, while showing some similarities of these two very different franchises. When it comes down to choosing which is better, it’s just a matter of taste. Check out the infographic after the jump.
When it comes to personal weapons, while a lightsaber looks cool and elegant, it’s not as practical as a phaser particle gun. When it comes to starships, the clear winner is Enterprise-D. It’s another case of function over form. When it comes to weapons of mass destruction, the Borg Tactical Cube wins over the Imperial Death Star. The Death Star is so vulnerable to attack, whereas “resistance is futile” when it comes to the Borg.
While this infographic isn’t going to put an end to a debate that’s been going on for decades, it will most likely appeal to both Trekkies and Star Wars fans for its design. Although we have to question its conclusion that Star Wars wins out over Star Trek. Its logic is faulty because everyone knows Star Trek is leagues better than Star Wars…