There is no greater debate than which franchise is better: Star Wars or Star Trek. Each fanbase is passionate and protective of its genre (rightfully so), and the arguments can get quite heated. We here at Dork Side of the Force land firmly on the side of Star Wars, which is why we have compiled 50 reasons why Star Wars is better than Star Trek.
With the worldwide theatrical debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens just a few days away, we turn to another franchise, to see just how much better Star Wars is than Star Trek. As mentioned, this debate has turned into all out war between the two fanbases, and while each franchise may have valid arguments as to why it is better than the other, we firmly believe Star Wars to be vastly superior to Star Trek. With that in mind, let’s get started…shall we?
50. Ewoks vs Tribbles
It’s the battle of the cute furries. On one side you have little balls of fur seem to reproduce faster than any rabbit could hope to do, and on the other hand you’ve got walking teddy bears. Now, many Star Wars fans will be quick to point out that the worst part of Return of the Jedi was in fact the inclusion of the Ewoks…and they’d be right, but hey, at least they aren’t the equivalent of round fuzzy space dice. Let’s dig deeper.
- Home Planet — Forest Moon of Endor
- Weapons of choice — sticks, rocks, and elaborate snares and traps.
- Deity — Goldenrod
- Diet — Stormtroopers and nearly Han Solo.
That’s right, while many fans think the Ewok to be a cute and rather harmless teddy bear-like creature, the species holds a dark secret…They are carnivorous, and the last time we saw them, they were feasting on the spoils of the defeated Imperial army. Now let’s look at Tribbles.
- Home Planet — Iota Geminorum IV
- Weapons of choice — None. They eat and they breed.
- Deity — Unknown
- Diet — Anything a carbon based lifeform can eat.
Tribbles are born pregnant and can reproduce liters of 10 babies every 12 hours. Basically, they are hamsters on speed.
Winner: Ewoks, obviously. While Tribbles may be the cuter of the two, Ewoks will straight murder your face and eat you, while using your helmet as a snare drum. They may be the least in the Star Wars universe, but they have proven that they can more than hold their own in a battle against an organized military might like the Empire.