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Expanded Universe: there are no two words that cause such controversy among Star Wars fans as these, with the exception, maybe of “Jar Jar”.  Some date the beginning of the Expanded Universe as far back as Del Rey’s “Splinter of  A Mind’s Eye” in 1978.  Other’s cite Brian Daley’s “Han Solo Trilogy” while others hold out for Timothy Zahn’s “Heir to the Empire”.  Whatever you consider the beginning of the EU, the fact is that it is exists and it’s here to stay.  There is also another unspoken fact about the EU:

Star Wars isn’t the only one that has it.

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Trek v Wars

“What do you like better – Star Trek or Star Wars?”

My answer is “Why not both?”

I seem to be one of the few people who is equally obsessed with both. However, I would be will to wager all of my gold press latinum  that I am not alone out there in loving both franchises.  I never really understood why they are compared other than the similarity in titles. After all, other than taking place in space and on board space ships – they are like apples and oranges. They deal with different themes and address different sensibilities. Sometimes you feel like a nut…sometimes you don’t.

That said, we still love to compare the two.  We’ve all seen the You Tube video of the Enterprise-D encountering a Star Destroyer, (If not check it here) but I thought it would be fun to compare the many aspects of technology of the two universes.

This is all loose stuff and not based on any hard evidence.  My sources are the various movies, TV shows, and a fertile imagination.  I do not include tech from the new Star Trek Movie as I am simply not familiar enough with it or the changes to the technology that the Nero Incursion caused. I also do not necessarily include Expanded Universe.  I am sticking to strictly G-level canon.

We at the Starblog would love to here your thoughts and additions! But for now, here we go!

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