25 ways Star Wars is better than Game of Thrones

Star Wars Rey and Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen. Composite photo: Dork Side of the Force.
Star Wars Rey and Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen. Composite photo: Dork Side of the Force. /
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12. The ships

Setting aside dragons as a form of transportation, seeing as Daenerys and Jon Snow were the only ones to ride them in the series, Game of Thrones primarily has horses, ships and carriages to carry people around the mythical world.

The three modes of transportation are classic and mostly dependable, but often lack the pizzazz of, say, a spaceship.

That’s where Star Wars’ modes of transportation come in. There are dozens of different ways to travel in the galaxy, from planetside speeders to fleets of Star Destroyers.

Some of the recognizable are X-wings, podracers, TIE fighters, the Jawas’ sandcrawler, Imperial Star Destroyers, AT-ATs, Boba Fett’s Slave I, the Millennium Falcon and Luke’s speeder. All of them have unique, real-world-inspired designs and sounds that make them instantly recognizable and beloved by fans, even when they’re technically death machines.

One could argue that the planet-ending Death Star station is a mode of transportation since it indeed does travel.

The fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, has consistently been ranked the “best” spaceship in the Star Wars universe — both by us here at Dork Side of the Force and by Syfy Wire.

Like characters, fans also have their favorite spaceships or land ships based on a character’s preference, their fighting or maneuvering abilities or because they’re just plain cool. For example, we’ve loved Boba Fett’s Slave I ship since we first saw it in Empire Strikes Back. But there’s been a renewed reverence and appreciation for the Firespray-31-class ship with the return of Fett in The Mandalorian. One episode even gives us our first peek inside the ship to show how it smoothly rotates on a gimbal to position the pilot during flight and landing.

Fans also fell in love with the Mandalorian Din Djarin’s Razor Crest, pre-Empire ship that looks a bit clunky but is anything but.

So, while the military fleets of Game of Thrones families are mighty and impressive, spaceship beats ocean ship any day.