‘Star Wars’ vs ‘Star Trek’: See Which Franchise Comes Out On Top In This New Infographic

Posted Monday, February 25th, 2013 08:40 pm GMT -4 by 0

It’s an argument that has been raging for decades: Which franchise dominates? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek?’

The question has been hotly debated even by stars of both franchises (remember the William Shatner vs. Carrie Fischer feud with George Takei asking for a cease fire?). Now, with J.J. Abrams controlling the films of both franchises, the flames of debate have risen higher.

Today’s infographic takes the two franchises and looks at them both critically judging them on the basis of number of films, box office gross, Awards counts, social media followers and the like.

The conclusion? See for yourself below and let us know if you agree with the overall winner:

 

Source: Trek News

  • http://twitter.com/BoomComplains Boom

    None of the comparison ares qualitatively instructive though. Quantitatively, sure, but that’s not really what it should come down to in this debate.

    • g-egg

      Obvious Star Trek fan ⇧

      The first sentence of this article states “It’s an argument that has been raging for decades: Which franchise dominates? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek?’ “.

      ‘Dominates’. Star Wars is the obvious answer.

      In a world filled with People’s Choice Awards, Emmys, Oscars and Golden Globes, each franchise is able to get the attention they deserve.

      Both are different, both are good. This debate has and always will be a silly waste of time. Which is fine …as long as you’re doing it as a silly waste of time.

      OFT/ONT: Considering how often action and sci-fi films are snubbed from awards shows, seeing Star Wars receive as many as 25 Academy Award nominations is certainly a surprise.

      ⇦ Questionable Star Wars fan

      • Jedi Gary

        Well put g-egg! Obviously Boom is a sore loser. An infographic deals with data and the data states that Star Wars does better than Star Trek.

        • http://twitter.com/BoomComplains Boom

          Actually, I don’t really care one way or another. Though I do take exception to stating data doesn’t lie. Data is famously easy to manipulate to take on different meanings.

          In any case, I’ve argued both sides at convention panels, and won. I’m just saying, basing things on numbers of shows and awards isn’t necessarily the most instructive way to truly understand the differences between the franchises.

          • g-egg

            Data can lie. This data however, does not.

            It’s a very simple and honest graph. It doesn’t use these numbers to suggest one is more intellectually compelling or that the others story or effects are less nourishing to chew.

            It’s simply saying one thing has more than the other, and compares who has the most ‘more’ to decide the winner. The battle is about ‘more’ here and it does exactly what it says on the tin.

            The only fallacy here is that The Clone Wars was not included under movies.

            I don’t understand what you having argued both sides and “won” has to do with anything here. In fact there’s so much hypocrisy and contradiction in that statement it’s just unfathomable to me.

            That’s like being an active member of the NAACP and KKK.

            “Basing things on numbers of shows and awards isn’t necessarily the most instructive way to truly understand the differences between the franchises.”

            I could show you a million things that aren’t a duck – or – I could just you a duck, because the only thing Star Wars and Star Trek have in common (besides nerd love) is they both take place in space.

  • ricktrapper

    And Clone Wars Micro Series with 3 Emmy Awards ?

  • F.J. Hansen

    I side with George Takei in this whole debate. It doesn’t matter which is better than the other. Watch both and enjoy them for what they are–epic space adventures.