How to Explain Why Star Wars Is Much Better Than Star Trek

By the way, a reader pointed this out, and I think it's pretty darned funny (if very mildly NSFW).

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Reader Comments (36)

Absolutely brilliant.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

Ok. I love you now. Before it was admiration, now it's love.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter1415dr

hatemail in 3... 2... 1...

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermorenazo

Oh hey, that's by Winston Rowntree! Love that guy.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim McCormack

The comparison between the morals of Star Wars and George Lucas's life is amazing.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDusk Eagle

Scott, I'm not sure Star Wars fans will be fond of your backhanded gallantries here. But this Star Trek fan is sniggering his ass off.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermisterfweem

And, of course, Babylon 5 is superior to both.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDevilBunnies

Wait...Star Wars prequels? When did THAT happen?

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Now wait a few days, replace this comic with a version where the characters are Poser models, and claim that was what you wanted to do all along.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames Hutchings

Panel 1 and 4 are brilliant.
I love it.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWilla

Battlestar Galactica pwns them both!

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMr T

Panel three is genius

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYikes

Hilarious. Even though I prefer Trek.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavii

I take back yesterday's comment about how this comic was going to be BS. It's so insulting to SW that it's awesome.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjsc

Why is Star Wars better? Because Han shot first! Oops...never mind...

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHari

Poor Mark Hamill, as panel 3 points out quite subtly, time has not been kind.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeardo

This is great! Home run! You hit it right on the head! Brilliant!

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

HAH! Great punchline once again.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue Dunham

You don't usually give Rick the correct position.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteraarchaput

What about Han Solo's never ending quest to keep Lea in machine guns and Tiaras

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRonracer

Firefly FTW!

Oh wait...

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjh

As a fan of both, I don't really like to compare Star Trek and Star Wars, but... as, more generically, a SciFi fan I appreciate ~600 hours of entertainment more than I appreciate ~12.

I considered Star Wars to be the Ferrarri of SciFi, and Star Trek to be the minivan up until circa May 19th, 1999. Since then, it's been more like a blinged-out Mercury Cougar with a $10k mural airbrushed on it. like... It might be a car that you're happy to drive, but people in minivans would laugh at you if you calleed it as a sports car, and everyone would scratch their heads over the expensive rims and paint.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

"the final lesson of George Lucas's life"

Sounds a little ominous.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Is the next comic why Stargate SG-1 is better than either?

I don't happen to think so, but how could you leave out Comic Book Guy Jeff Albertson's "third favorite 'Star' franchise" from consideration? ;)

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

You were dangerously close to infringing on the highlight of the comic... the Copyright date! Please don't let that happen again.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBen Z

Scott, I would be more than willing to tolerate banner ads on this site (and lots of them) if it meant you were making more money for your work. I love your work, and I want you to earn what you deserve for it.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertoxikhiro

When will the Special Edition of this comic be released?

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

I'm with the Babylon 5 view, one fine, fine series.

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick in the UK

Please tell me this will be featured on Cracked? I'll get the corn popping right away.

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCzernobog

You could have drawn a set of Klingon ears on Rick in this strip.

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGW

Love the 2-parter.

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam S.

You sir speak Truth. Panel 4 isn't just funny, it should be carved in stone.

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

:D gotta love star trek

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRandom person

Laser swords and Leia in a slave costume....

Any arguments?

September 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJarJar

To be fair, Mark has stayed quite busy playing the Joker, and doing a lot of voice work. He has recently retired from the Joker (we'll see if that lasts), but he was the Joker through the 90's Batman cartoon, most all Batman cartoon movies, and the Batman games.

Overall, I personally prefer the Star Wars universe, it always captured my imagination in a way Star Trek never did. I like both series however, and think they really shouldn't be compared at all. About the only thing they have in common is "space ships".
Firefly would have been my ultimate space opera, if it had just lasted... x(

November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNefrai

And, what do you know? Luke came out of retirement.
Sage words...

August 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEric

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