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I have been disappointed by every comparison I can find online. Most youtube videos are too short to really make a proper determination. Hence I will be exploring every aspect of the 2 franchises and comparing individual points.
I will only be using information from the official films and tv series of each franchise.


Star Trek

Star Wars

List of Films and TV series
  • Star Trek
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Star Trek: Discovery
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Star Trek: Generations
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • Star Trek: Insurrection
  • Star Trek: Nemesis
  • Star Trek
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Star Wars (Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back)
  • Return of the Jedi (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi)
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars: Rebels
  • Star Wars Resistance
Total Run Time
Approx. 24 Days Approx. 4 Days
Worldwide Box Office
Approx. $2.3 billion Approx. $9.3 billion

In-Universe Comparisons

Star Trek

Star Wars


This comparison will mostly compare Starfleet Ships against their Imperial counterparts.

Most Iconic Ships

USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) Name Millennium Falcon
Constitution Class Class YT-1300f Light Freighter
Heavy Cruiser Role Freighter
United Federation of Planets Owner Lando Calrissian / Han Solo
Starfleet Operator N/A
Destroyed (2285) Status Active (34 ABY)
200 - 430 Crew 2 - 4
L: 290m
H: 21 Decks
Mass: 1,000,000 Tons
Size L: 34m
H: 8m
1 Landing Bay Docking facilities N/A
4 Class F Shuttlecraft
6 Work Bees
Support Craft / Fighter Compliment N/A
Multiple Phaser Banks
6 Fore Photon Torpedo Launchers, 1 Aft Photon Torpedo Launcher
Tractor Beam Emitters
Armament 2 laser cannons
2 CEC AG-2G quad laser cannons
2 Arakyd ST2 concussion missile tubes
BlasTech Ax-108 "Ground Buzzer" blaster cannon
Tractor Beam Projectors
Deflector Shields Defences Torplex deflector shield projector
Nordoxicon Unlimited deflector shield projector
Kuat Drive Yards deflector shield projector
Duralloy Plating
Warp Core
Max Speed: Warp 8 (Old Warp Scale)
Propulsion Isu-Sim SSP05 Hyperdrive
Class 0.5
5+ Years Resupply Time 2 Months
The Verdict
Combat: Star Trek Wins - The tiny size and negligible firepower of the freighter is no match for the Starship enterprise.
Design: Star Trek Wins - The sleek style and iconic design of the enterprise wins this one for me.

Space Stations

Deep Space Nine Name Death Star
Nor Class Class DS-1 Orbital Battle Station
Mining Station / Trading Hub / Battle Station Role Planet Killer / Battle Station
Bajoran Republic / United Federation of Planets Owner Confederacy of Independent Systems / Galactic Empire
Bajoran Militia / Starfleet Operator Imperial Navy
Active (2376) Status Destroyed (0 BBY)
300 - 2000 Crew 1,200,000
W: 1500m
H: 1000m
Size W: 160,000m
6 large docking pylon ports
3 medium docking ring ports
9 small docking ring ports
6 landing pads
Docking facilities Unknown Number of Landing Bays
6-8 Danube Class Runabouts
1 Defiant Class Starship
Support Craft / Fighter Compliment 7200 TIE/ln space superiority starfighters
48 phaser arrays (rotary mounts)
36 phaser emitters (stationary mounts)
3 phaser emitters (sliding mounts)
48+ torpedo launchers, 5,000+ photon torpedoes
Tractor Beam Emitters
Armament 1 Mk I Superlaser
768 Tractor beam emplacements
15000 Turbolaser batteries
2500 Super Blaster 920 laser cannons
2500 Ion cannons
Deflector Shields Defences External Armour
Control Thrusters Propulsion Class 4 Hyperdrive
N/A Resupply Time 3 Years
The Verdict
Combat: Draw - While the Death Star's Planet killing superlaser is an impressive weapon it would be ineffective against smaller targets. DS9's defensive capabilities are more than a match for the relatively low powered lasers of the Death Star and TIE fighters. However the sheer number of fighters and laser emplacements would make an attack by DS9's runabouts futile.
Design: Star Trek Wins - The menacing shape of the Nor class stations is a much better design than an enormous sphere.

Capital Ships

USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) Name Star Destroyer
Sovereign Class Class Imperial II Class Star Destroyer
Versatile Multi-Mission Cruiser / Flagship Role Carrier / Command Ship
United Federation of Planets Owner Galactic Empire
Starfleet Operator Imperial Navy
Active (2379) Status N/A
1500 Crew 9700
L: 685m
H: 24 Decks
Size L: 1600m
2 Shuttle Bays Docking facilities 2+ Docking Bays
Several Shuttlecraft
Captain's Yacht
Support Craft / Fighter Compliment 2+ All Terrain Armored Transports
2+ All Terrain Scout Transports
2+ Gozanti-class cruisers
3+ Lambda-class T-4a shuttles
72 TIE/ln space superiority starfighters
16 phaser arrays
1 forward quantum torpedo launcher
3 forward photon torpedo launchers
6 aft photon torpedo launchers
Tractor Beam Emitters
Armament 60 Turbolaser batteries
60 Heavy ion cannon emplacements
10 Tractor Beam Projectors
Deflector Shields Defences 2 Deflector shield generator domes
Warp Core
Max Speed: Warp 8 (New Warp Scale)
Propulsion 3 KDY destroyer-I ion engines
4 Cygnus Spaceworks gemon-4 ion engines
Unknown Resupply Time 2 Years
The Verdict
Combat: Star Trek Wins - The power of the star trek weapons is more than a match for the rather small number of TIEs the Star destroyer holds. After that the enterprise would easily shrug off the relatively low powered laser weaponry from the star destroyer and deal considerable damage with her torpedoes.
Design: Star Trek Wins - The sleek design of the Sovereign class is a lovely sight. The ugly grey triangle of the Star Destroyer is not.


USS Defiant (NX-74205) Name Tantive IV
Defiant Class Class CR90 Corvette
Escort (Officially)
Role Fast Attack / Blockade Runner
United Federation of Planets Owner Galactic Republic / Galactic Empire / Alliance to restore the Republic
Starfleet Operator Republic Senate (Bail Organa) / Imperial Senate (Bail Organa / Leia Organa) / Rebel Alliance Fleet
Destroyed (2375) Status Destroyed (0 BBY)
50 Crew 165
L: 170m
H: 4 Decks
Size L: 150m
1 Shuttle Bay Docking facilities External Docking Ports
2 Type 10 Shuttlecraft Support Craft / Fighter Compliment 3 RZ-1 A-wing Interceptors
4 Pulse Phaser Cannons
3 Phaser Arrays
4 Forward Photon / Quantum Torpedo Launchers
2 Aft Photon Torpedo Launchers
Tractor Beam Emitters
Armament 2 Dual Turbolaser Turrets
4 Single Turbolasers
Deflector Shields
Ablative Hull Armor
Cloaking Device
Defences Deflector Shield
Class 7 Warp Core
Max Speed: Warp 9.5 (New Warp Scale)
Propulsion Hyperdrive
Unknown Resupply Time Unknown
The Verdict
Combat: Star Trek Wins - At a similar size this one really comes down to the weapons and defences. The defiant is overpowered and over-gunned for a ship of its size and the addition of ablative armour and a cloaking device makes the incredibly low powered and under-gunned Consular's ship a sitting duck.
Design: Star Wars Wins - Here the diversion from standard Starfleet designs lets the defiant down. The Tantive IV however is a refreshing divergence from star wars' dull shapes.
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