50 Reasons why Star Wars is Better than Star Trek

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14. X-Wing vs Away Shuttle

If the TIE Fighter is the symbol of the Empire, then the X-Wing is the symbol of the Rebellion and now Resistance. Trek‘s got small ships too…but, ummm it looks like a beached whale. Let’s check out the benefits of each.


  • Built for speed to counteract the TIE
  • Engine — Four regular engines on the “X” foil, and a Hyperdrive allowing the X-Wing to make those long jumps.
  • Armaments —  Four laser cannons, and two proton torpedo launchers.
  • Navigation — Astromech enabled

Away Shuttle: 

  • Built for carrying Away Teams
  • Engines — Impulse Thrusters and Maneuvering Thrusters
  • Armaments — None

Winner: X-Wing. Okay, so this wasn’t really a fair fight. We pretty much compared apples to oranges here, but since we already covered the Attack Fighters used in Trek, I figured we might as well go with another small craft. Sorry Trekkies, the X-Wing would obliterate your puny shuttle. But hey, at least the Away Shuttle has weapon lockers inside…you know…in case you actually land in one piece.

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