Star Trek and Star Wars fans have this rivalry that has been ongoing since the first film in the Star Wars franchise released in 1977. A quick search of the internet, and you will find multiple articles telling you why Star Wars is better than Star Trek, or why Star Trek is better than Star Wars. But, in an interview with Men’s Journal, Sir Patrick Stewart said that he personally would get a kick out of combining the universes.
"I will admit that, at least for us on Star Trek, we have fantasied about a combined universe between Star Wars and Trek movie. There have been a lot of ideas thrown about on putting together two iconic universes, and having all of these great characters coming into contact. I would personally get such a kick out of that."
Mark Hamill, who took part in the same interview, said he has been asked many times about the rivalry between the two universes, and he feels like “it really is apples and oranges.” He also added that the “…. difference between Star Wars and Star Trek to me, is that Trek is classic science fiction, with humans going out to space and encountering aliens. Star Wars was purposely set in a galaxy far, far away because it is fantasy, not science fiction.”
Stewart admitted that “There have been a lot of ideas thrown around on putting together two iconic universes and having all of these great characters coming into contact,” That’s not surprising considering there are fans of both franchises that are interested in a crossover themselves. With both Patrick and Hamill appearing in Uber Eats commercials, it has gotten the fan communities to talking. And though Trek Report has reasons why the crossover will probably never happen, stranger things have happened in both television and movies.
With both Stewart and Hamill interested, it would be fun to see Hamill show up on Star Trek: Picard. Stewart said he’d like Luke Skywalker on his crew, but he’d have to keep an eye on him. Those personality quirks of Skywalker’s might not sit too well with the former Admiral who has spent a lifetime following rigid Starfleet rules. But Hamill thinks Skywalker would respect Picard and even the rules and believes that the Jedi master could learn a lot from the Admiral.
Yes, the universes are vastly different, but crossovers have been successful on television even when the series weren’t in the same universe. One only has to look at the majorly successful Arrowverse crossovers that have included characters from several different shows. In fact, the last crossover included Tom Welling’s character, Clark Kent, from his stint on Smallville which ended nine years before the crossover. So, technically, anything is possible. But the real questions is: Do enough fans want one?