It’s a debate that has been raging for decades and has the potential to make enemies of friends and break entire families. There’s been infographs about it. Analysis of said infographs. It’s bigger than the Hatfields and McCoys. Whether it occurs in the final frontier or in a galaxy far, far away, the debate clearly has its supporter and detractors. Yes, fellow ScienceFiction.com readers, it’s that age old debate: ‘Star Trek’ vs. ‘Star Wars’.
While most take the politically correct route and avoid any comment on the subject, renowned astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, has made it quite well known that he is definitely a Trekkie and won’t hesitate to tell you why.
While speaking with Business Insider, Tyson explains, “”I never got into Star Wars. Maybe because they made no attempt to portray real physics. At all!”
Well, that shouldn’t surprise those who are familiar with Tyson and his work. In the past, he’s scenically explained where Krypton is located in space and even calculated the weight of Thor’s hammer, so why wouldn’t he be more drawn to a franchise that dealt with science?
Not to totally spite the ‘Star Wars’ franchse, Tyson did throw out a compliment on how he liked the way the sunset on Tatooine was filmed before extending a familiar Vulcan gesture:
“I like the double star sunset scene (on Tatooine). Most stars you see in the night sky are double and triple stars, so that’s a very common thing we would expect in the universe. But, yeah… [as he displays the “Live long and prosper” hand sign}”
You can watch this short but sweet interview over at the Business Insider site and then come back and let us know if you agree with Tyson’s argument or not!