The altercations between the fans of the Star Wars series and the Star Trek series are very common. If you visit any comic book store or a comic book convention, you will surely end up meeting two guys, one dressed in a skintight jumpsuit while the other wearing the more flamboyant pajama, engaged in some really heated up discussion (which in reality would be an argument) trying to prove their choice of fandaemonium. Other than these real life confrontations, the confrontations between Star War and the Star Trek series also can be seen every day on television while they both try to establish their supremacy in the 7-11 slots. Both the series have a hard core fan following and the fight between them has been one which has now become kind of a tradition and a test of loyalty for the fans. The good thing, however, is that no one has ever got seriously injured during any of these altercations. The production houses of both these series, including the cast and other crew members associated with these series have also very smartly chosen to stay clear of these fights. In fact, they, too, feel slightly embarrassed by such passionate reactions of their fans sometimes.
However, there did come a time in 2011 when the some actors of these series did get carried away with their emotions and what started as funny little quibbles and jabs at each other’s series, ended up becoming a little too personal and much less funny. All this started when William Shatner, our first Captain Kirk and the second captain of the enterprise made some really sexists and insulting comments on the Star Wars series. Next came the totally uncalled for remarks by Princess Leia or Carrie Fisher, who belittled the Star Trek series in response to William Shatner’s interview. The war between the two actors was, thankfully, sorted out by George Takei, who plays Sulu in the Star Trek series. The world seemed to be finally at peace for some time, but soon people realized that it was just an interim pause and the war between the two legendary series continues.
However, if you really have a keen eye for the craft, then you would be among the few sane people of the world, who watch and appreciate both these series equally. It is absolutely not wrong to say that Star Wars is just as better than Star Trek as Star Trek is better than Star Wars. This may sound a little confusing, but if you read below my analysis of the two series (only original productions of both the series have been taken into account for this discussion purposes), you may be able to appreciate both the series in the right perspective. Use the navigator button below to check out the 5 ways these two Giants are better than each other.