To argue whether Star Wars is superior or Star Trek would most likely not be any more rewarding than a debate on whose religion is better because both franchises have fans who are loyal to their favorite space saga and can’t see the problems spotted by the other non-emotional viewers. However, despite both Star Wars and Star Trek feature a futuristic space setting, the two have major differences which might serve as the basis for an objective evaluation of the plus points of each franchise.
It seems that the core factor separating the two franchises is the way they have entirely different outlook regarding the prevalent social and political scenarios of the future world. Star Trek features an idealistic and positive view that advancement in technology would lead to a moral and ethical development, which would take us closer to social and political Utopia.
Whereas Star Wars concludes that the advanced technology won’t automatically lead to social and political evolution and ancient, outdated social mindset might keep existing alongside such highly advanced technology. The Star Wars franchise depicts a weird mixture of ancient and futuristic which gives it a fantasy angle.
No matter what the strengths and weaknesses are of these two varying viewpoints, fans will keep arguing about which one is better just because it is thrilling to debate about. This is the spirit of arguing for fun’s sake which has made us compile these 20 hilarious memes which prove that Star Wars is superior to Star Trek.
20. DISNEY BOUGHT STAR WARS NOT STAR TREK
19. EVERYONE HAS SEEN STAR WARS
18. STAR WARS HAS THE MILLENNIUM FALCON, STAR TREK HAS A… PIZZA CUTTER
17. STAR WARS VIDEO GAMES ARE BETTER
16. STAR WARS RULES SOCIAL MEDIA
15. STAR WARS MOVIES HAVE BETTER SPECIAL EFFECTS
14. JOHN WILLIAMS’ STAR WARS MAIN THEME IS ICONIC
13. STAR WARS HAS BETTER STARFIGHTERS AND STARSHIPS
12. LIGHTSABERS ARE THE COOLEST PERSONAL WEAPONS EVER
11. STAR TREK TRIED TO PASS OFF A DOG AS AN ALIEN
10. STAR WARS HAS BETTER PROTAGONISTS AND SUPPORTING CHARACTERS
9. STAR WARS HAS R2D2, C-3PO, TRIPLE-ZERO AND BT-1
8. STAR WARS HAS DARTH VADER, ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC VILLAINS EVER
7. STAR TREK HAS EVEN MORE ANNOYING CHARACTERS THAN JAR JAR BINKS
6. ONLY STAR WARS HAS THE FORCE
5. MILLENNIUM FALCON’S HYPERDRIVE IS FASTER THAN ENTERPRISE’S WARP DRIVE
4. STAR WARS HAS MANY BEAUTIFUL FEMALE CHARACTERS
3. STAR WARS ISN’T JUST A MOVIE, IT’S A RELIGION
2. STORMTROOPERS ALWAYS BEAT RED SHIRTS
1. STAR WARS HAS MORE EXCITING ACTION THAN STAR TREK