The nonsensical war between Star Trek and Star Wars rages on.
Star Wars is a high-stakes, big-picture, war-themed story that pits the obvious good vs. the obvious bad. Star Trek is an every-moment, constant discussion of morality, between the not-so-obvious good and the not-so-obvious bad. Aside from having “Star” in their name and being science-themed, they have nothing in common.
One thrives on the disillusion of society and the constant need for an underdog, while the other shows a universe where through society and government, all things are possible. They are as different as different can be.
Star Wars works better as films, Star Trek works better as a series. No, we’re not going to comment on the quality of either series, as that’s a subjective take. What we are going to say, however, is that you can like both. It’s not a sin or a crime against nature.
There should be no conflict between Star Trek and Star Wars
You can even prefer one over the other, that’s ok too. What we don’t get is the constant need to pit them against one another. They’re not the same. You can compare Babalyon 5 and Deep Space Nine, those are pretty similar, but Star Trek and Star Wars are as far from similar as a lasagna and a cake is. Sure, they both have layers and both get eaten, that’s about it though.
So why outlets like CBR keep fanning the flames of this pseudo-war is beyond us. Asking who has the best music is a pointless affair, done only to separate fandoms.
Trek and Wars both have great music. Who doesn’t love the themes of Voyager or The Next Generation? Who has anything bad to say bout John Williams? They’re both great musically and both do a wonderful job of highlighting their respective franchises.
There’s no reason to keep debating such silly points, especially when the conversations about the state of both franchises are far more necessary to have.