Star Trek drops out of warp at 14th in Fandom 250

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Star Trek is ranked as the 14th greatest Fandom of all time in the FanSided Fandom 250.

We all know that Star Trek is special. Being a Trekkie or Trekker means more something more than just being a fan of a science fiction television show, and Star Trek’s ranking in the Fandom 250 bears that out. FanSided has ranked the 250 best fan bases in history in the Fandom 250. This epic ranking includes fans of sports, television, movies, and more. Of course Star Trek made the list, because how could you possibly rank fan bases and not include Trekkies and Trekkers.

The Fandom 250 write up on Star Trek wonderfully explains why being a Star Trek fan means so much.

"The reason Trek turns its fans into some of the most loyal and devoted in the world is that Star Trek is about so much more than the five year mission of one ship boldly going. The Enterprise is simply the backdrop in front of which Star Trek’s stories about humanity unfold."

While some may say that Star Trek should be number 1 (we certianly would have put it there), 14th is quite the honor. Perhaps we should send this ranking along to those folks at CBS who say that Star Trek won’t work on television anymore?

Check out the entire Fandom 250 for yourself, or keep reading and check out seven reasons why we thing Star Trek deserves it’s 14th place ranking.

#1 Star Trek is based on science.

In Star Wars the solution to many problems is to believe in yourself and use the Force. While believing in yourself is wonderful, using the force won’t get you very far in real life. On the other hand Star Trek focuses on science, logic, and diplomacy. The key to solving problems in the Star Trek universe is using your mind and science, things that you can apply to your real life.

There’s nothing wrong with Star Wars using magic, it makes for a wonderful story, but it’s not something that creates any meaning in the real world.

Here’s what Bill Nye had to say on the subject.

It’s not just about Star Wars though, no franchise has embraced science the way Star Trek has.

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