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The Eternal Debate: Star Wars vs. Star Trek

TECHNOLOGICAL SUPERIORITY
STAR WARS VS. STAR TREK

Star Wars and Star Trek share not only similar names, but arguably similar fandoms. Many times, fans have an appreciation for both--or a professed hatred for one. A key feature of these universes is technology. Whether or not one universe is technologically superior to the other is a subject of great debate.

PERSONAL WEAPONS
Both sides come with heavy artillery of the concentrated light variety, but if it comes down to The Force versus the Vulcan neck pinch, is there any contest? Hint : mind control trumps squeezing a neck between your fingers.

Lightsabers
Blasters
The Force

LIGHTSABER
-creates a beam of controlled pure plasma that can cut through nearly anything. . .
-Used by elite warriors of the Jedi or Sith, they hold a highly prestigious status.

Phasers
Photon and Stun Grenades
Vulcan neck pinch

PHASER PARTICLE GUN
-Fires projectile beams of nadion particles (some are plasma guns, utilizing forced plasma beams).
-Able to cut through hulls and shields.
-Adjustable effects allow heat, disintegration, kill, cut, and stun.

FIGHTERS AND VEHICLES
The smaller fighters and ground units resources are clearly more developed on the side of The Empire. Ground combat with drones, tanks, and behemoth AT-ATs are common sights in SW films whereas person-to-person combat is virtually all that exists in ST.

TIE FIGHTER
-Carries dual blaster cannons and has Twin Ion Engines for superior maneuverability.
-Empire also has ground units including AT-AT and AT-ST walkers.

ATTACK FIGHTER
-Equipped with photon torpedoes, pulse cannons, ship mounted high-energy disruptors, and particle accelerators.

There are no notable ground vehicles other than those employed in infantry-based encounters.

STARSHIPS

Comparable strength of engines and weaponry are what warrant these two ships facing off. The advantage is in the hands of Slave-1 with both speed and firepower on its side.

SLAVE-1

Main guns: 64,000GW
Missiles: 190 megatons
Sublight accelerator: 2,500G

“There’s no star system Slave I can’t reach, and them’s no planet I can’t find. There’s nowhere in the galaxy for you to run. Might as well give up now.” - Boba Fett

ENTERPRISE-D

Main guns: 3.6GW
Missiles: 64 megatons
Sublight accelerator: 1,000G

"Let's make sure that history never forgets the name..Enterprise" - Captain Picard

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
The Star Wars and Star Trek universes have roughly equal WMDs at their disposal. The Death Star is a moon sized space station with an unfathomable laser-beam that the Borg are futile to resist, but the Vulcan Red Matter is more covert and packs a wallop.

The DEATH STARl BEAM is roughly 20,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 megatons (that’s 20 billion trillion)

Fun Fact: The “Tsar Bomba” of the USSR, the most powerful bomb ever detonated, was designed to carry an explosive force of 100 megatons.

BORG TACTICAL CUBE
boasts multifaceted engagement capabilities, beam weapons, tractor beams, and pulse weapons. It functions as a space station and its HQ is comparable to the Death Star.

RED MATTER is capable of summoning a black hole under excessive heat or pressure. It was only produced once by the Vulcan scientists. Black holes have unknown destructive properties but can absorb nearby planets and stars.

AFFILIATION RESOURCES
Despite there being a mere 27 starships present for The Empire’s most important battle in Return of the Jedi, it is said to possess hundreds of thousands of planetary systems and even creates its own moons.
The Federation is blatantly dwarfed

GALACTIC EMPIRE
1,000,000 total planetary systems
1,500 - 100,000 members
10,000 light-year diameter territory
2,000 trillion persons population

UNITED FEDERATION OF PLANETS
1,000 - 5,000 total planetary systems
1,50 members
8,000 x 6,000 light years
2 trillion persons population

IT APPEARS THAT THE EMPIRE HAS RESOURCES APLENTY--THE FEDERATION CAN ONLY PALE IN COMPARISON. WHERE DO YOUR ALLEGIANCES LIE?

STAR WARS
STAR WARS IS THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF LUCAS ARTS.

STAR TREK
STAR TREK IS THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF VIACOM.

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The Eternal Debate: Star Wars vs. Star Trek

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