Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Could the Empire kick the Federation's ass? And other galaxy-shaking enigmas

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Could a Jedi knight use his light saber to deflect a beam from a phaser?
Which aliens are cooler: the Cardassians or the Chazrach?
Have any Federation ships ever made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs?
And most important, in a fight between the Empire and the Federation, who would win?

Ever since Princess Leia's starship hovered into sight on the silver screen, fans ...

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Overview

Could a Jedi knight use his light saber to deflect a beam from a phaser?
Which aliens are cooler: the Cardassians or the Chazrach?
Have any Federation ships ever made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs?
And most important, in a fight between the Empire and the Federation, who would win?

Ever since Princess Leia's starship hovered into sight on the silver screen, fans of Star Wars and Star Trek have been debating these questions. Now, side by side, they can line up aliens, technology, story points, weaponry, and heroes from the two great science fiction/fantasy stories of our age.

For fans everywhere, this volume offers detailed information about both universes, as well as trivia, quizzes, quotes, and information drawn from these two iconic settings. So phasers on stun and light sabers at the ready! It's time for the duel to begin.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440512629
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/18/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 322,736
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Forbeck has worked with many companies, including Games Workshop, Mattel, and Wizards of the Coast. He has designed games, and has written short fiction, comic books, novels, nonfiction, magazine articles, and computer game scripts and stories.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Foreword Jeremy Bulloch ix

Foreword Tim Russ xi

Introduction xiii

Part I People

Chapter 1 Men-Masters of the Universe

Sizing up the men of action including Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo; Captains Kirk, Picard, and Sisko; and the rest 3

Chapter 2 Women-More Than Just Pretty Faces

The ladies of the series: Princess Leia, Queen Amidala, Ahsoka Tano; Uhura, Captain Janeway, Seven of Nine; and others 15

Chapter 3 Aliens-No Need to Phone Home

The nonhuman denizens of two universes: Wookiees, Ewoks, Hutts; Klingons, Romulans, Ferengi; and lots more 27

Chapter 4 Ninions-Someone's Got to Do the Dirty Work

The lesser villains the heroes can look good beating up-and the lesser heroes the villains can test out their weapons on 39

Chapter 5 Villains-You Can't Have a Saga Without Them

A series is only as good as its villains: Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Darth Maul; Khan, Nero, the Borg Queen; and the rest of the rogues gallery 51

Chapter 6 Powers-What Makes the Galaxy Go Round

The greatest adversaries are those who totally outpower the heroes 63

Chapter 7 Monsters-They Live in the Shadows

Swallow a person, swallow a planet-the creepy things with big teeth 75

Chapter 8 Losers-Because Not Everyone Can Be a Winner

The lamest characters in both series make us wonder what the creators were thinking: Jar-Jar Sinks, Wesley Crusher, Greedo, Rom, and others 87

Part II Gadgets

Chapter 9 Technology-Futuristic Gadgets From Our Past

What's the difference between hyperspace and Warp, droids and Data? 99

Chapter 10 Weapons-Keeping the Galaxy Honest

The iconic weaponry from the series to see who would have the edge in a cross-universe firefight 111

Chapter 11 Starships-The Best Way to See the Universe

Both Star Wars and Star Trek have the most recognized starships in the world, from the X-wing to the Enterprise 123

Part III Time and Space

Chapter 12 Planets-There's Always Just One More to Explore

A tour of the major planets: Tatooine and Coruscant, Vulcan and Romulus, and outward 137

Chapter 13 Space Stations-Home Away From Home

Planets aren't the only place to live out in space 149

Chapter 14 Time and Space-They Wait for No One

From the Old Republic to the Mirror Universe, which universe has the greatest history-or the most damaged 161

Part IV Society and Culture

Chapter 15 Government-The Man's Always with Us

Who has the best political system to live under? 175

Chapter 16 Religion-A Higher Power

The Force and dozens of religions and cults pervade both universes 187

Chapter 17 Culture-It Makes Life Worth Living

From the music of the cantina on Mos Eisley to three-dimensional chess on the Enterprise 199

Part V Prepare for Impact

Chapter 18 Fortune and Glory-What All Adventurers Seek

What treasures await those who boldly go? Whether to Hoth or Risa 213

Chapter 19 Who Won?

Who comes out a winner in this epic clash of universes 225

Chapter 20 The War on Trek

What would happen if the two series clashed? 227

Index 235

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Die trekies diie!!!!!!

    Any star wars character could take out an entire space station from trek, also, any army could take every trek one, empire, C.I.S., old/new republic, yuuzan vong, rebellion, jedi, sith empire, and mandalorians could easily do that. any jedi, sith, vong, or mandalorian could take on 110 trekies before they kill themselves of the knowledge that they are in a 50374th class galaxy where the the heroes are a pointy eared know it all and a emotional reckless man who seems to have bribed the universe, become invincible, and have the strength of a bull x10, here we lost our main charactor anakin in the prequils to be darth vader but you are so wimpy you have to ressurect your pointy eared freak!!!!
    and besides, do you you have a governmentally sanctioned religion in australia, ours is called JEDI


    STAR WARS FOREVER! TREKIES ALL DIE!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2011

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    the federation of planets would lose and thats a fact jack

    its true star wars would defeat star trek and thats true and a given fact

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2011

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    the sith and rebels could easily defeat all captains in the federation

    the empire and the rebel alliance and the sith and the jedi could easily defeat the federation of planets the federation would fall because both palpatine and vader and thrawn and the rest of the other grand admirals could easily defeat the federation of planets with the death star and the death star 2 kirk would have to surrender to both vader palpatine and of course thrawn himself i did my homework and i know which side is gonna win and which is gonna lose

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Lets examin it

    Star trek has continued through 5 series and 11 movies because of the fans.....star wars continues through cartoons and toys because lucas wants your money.....is a lucas division releasing this book? Even if it aint NoBODY can print anything about star wars with out his permission and a payment....every sw character bends over and takes it for lucas....even boba fett....star trek is far more fan accessable........trek wins because greed Controls sw


    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2011

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    james kirk would have to surrender to the bounty hunters of star wars

    star wars is far more interstering than star trek the federation of planets would have to surrender to the empire the sith the jedi and the rebels etc etc etc etc etc i find it kind of funny how the federation of planets would easily lose to the greatest science fiction charecters of all time darth vader darth sidious han solo chewie the list can go on for hours even yoda would make james kirk surrender spock would even surrender the whole federation would have to surrender because they would be far greatly outnumbered by all star wars charecters from all the star wars timelines the federation of planets would lose and thats a fact jack

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Star Wars vs. Star Trek Book Review

    Since 1977, two groups of some of the greatest sci-fi series of all time have be debated on who is the better of the two. Now, this book has now put the two series head to head. This book has put the good guys, the bad guys, and the cultures of the two worlds head to head. One thing that this book they have great matchups. What would the result be if Yoda and Spock face off each other? Or Darth Vader and Khan? Well, all I could say that if their was a battle in space that we might know the answer that many has asked for 35 years, or we never know the outcome because it would just go on and on. Read this book, and you be the judge if they are right, or maybe you might have something better.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Some facts mingle with some not so fair matchups.

    When both of the only actors you can find from each movie are Boba Fett and Tuvok are the only ones prepared to do intros for your book are telling your readers that the concept of Star Wars characters fighting Star Trek is ridiculous, as one was set in a war atmosphere and the other was about space exploration. Then you probably should rethink your idea. That's not to say many of us haven't had these sorts of conversations at parties, around the staffroom lunch table and places like this. Incidentally Matt Forbeck has Boba Fett fight Tuvok, and while I am happy that Fett wins since I am a huge fan of the man with ¿five lines¿ I have to wonder if it was because Bulloch was a lot less critical of the concept than Russ was. The facts that are in this book are any geeks dream, however it is the ¿who would win¿ seniors that really lost this book for me. This scenario are not well plotted, just quick little bits of how the characters could ¿bump¿ into each other and a fight. Plus the fights together or not well suited, Riker against Luke, and not Jedi Luke, famer Luke. Seems unfair. Forbeck though does pits ships verse each other, religions, even each franchise's theme songs. To be fair there are little snippets of trivia on the actors, awards each film has won, box office takings and things that show Forbeck has done a bit of research. Nonetheless, this book is not offal, if you want a little geek factor with some little fiction, but if you are looking for a hardcore debate to be settled in this book, it¿s not going to happen; beacuse it can't.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    All in all a decent read

    I've only skimmed through this in store, all in all it's a decent read, gives some insight to the tech more than anything, but it's really a no brainer quite frankly. The Force is what sets the two apart for certain, fleets could be compared, weapons and the rest of the tech could be compared for days, but The Force is where it's at folks, bottom line, even a Jedi Agri Corps dropout could whoop Kirk or Spock. Furthermore, Boba Fett would stomp a mudhole in a klingons face end of story. And just to make the trekkies even more mad lol, C3P0 could take the Borg cube solo. Notice how the trekkies keep mentioning how it's not fair? HAHA!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    This book was beyond terrible

    This work has utterly terrible comparisons between that Star Trek and Star Wars universes. Totally unfair to the Trek universe. This work references all of the Star Wars movies (The Clone Wars television show, and a few books) while the newest Trek film, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Enterprise are really the only Trek references. Painfully little is mentioned of any of the other series and no mention is made of any Trek books. The only worth to this work is the introductions by the Wars and Trek stars. If this work was more even-handed then it would be a true page-turner.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Its like a dragon con panel

    I know guys in501 they can kick star fleet butt

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Star wars kicks star trek butt.

    Why because star wars is awesome and has more powerful people(like jedi)) and also has better weopons. Star trek sucks big cock!

    Sincerley star wars fan.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Typo

    On quiz 6 it says Captian Kirks last works were instead of words! Oh yeah; STAR WARS RULESS!!! - Xanadu Blood

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Fggfgg

    I love star wars

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Trekkies, face the muisic

    Face it. Star wars could wreck all of the star trek beings. The only sci-fi universe that could be evenly matched with star wars would be the HALO universe

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    To: Kirk Rules.

    A SINGLE CLONE TROOPER COULD EASILY KILL KIRK WITH ONE SHOT. Just because he dosent like to lose dosent mean he WONT lose. Cleverness and toughness help in no way after being shot with a laser. And, there are too many Star Wars characters from every story and timeline. Plus the force, light sabers, the endless supply of clones and battle droids and the Sith and Death Star and stormtroopers and so many species, all trying to kill Star Trek people? No contest. Notice a lot of trekkies are saying its not fair? HAHA!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Don' t waste your time

    Star wars is beyond better than star trek. We got lightsabers and some awesome force powers. Star trek has cheap pistols.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    STAR WARS RULES

    Its true

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Y

    It was a great book, but in the final face off, they took out the star wars vs star trek, and made it good vs evil. Really? I wanted to know who would win, not wich side would triumph.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    To the Trekkies (and fellow SW lovers)

    The Force, that's all I'm saying.
    What makes you think 3PO could own the Borg? Or that the Borg could own everyone? Come on, just because you love it doesn't mean it's the best.
    I personally think the Enterprise is just about beat if you pit them against the Jedi. The Borg, however, could probably take on a team of our favorite bounty hunters. (I'm sorry, Boba. Really, I am.)

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    Kirk rules.

    James Kirk would whip any of the Star Wars people. Because of his cleverness and toughness. But if that didn't work. he would cheat. Whatever it take to win. James Kirk doesn'like to lose.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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