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Was created earlier
Star Trek debuted in 1966. The first Star Wars film was in 1977.
Was created by George Lucas
Was originally a television series
Features the Death Star, a moon-sized space station that can destroy planets.
Features robots with artificial intelligence
Features people from the planet Earth
Features 3D holographic projections
Involves a mysterious ubiquitous power called "The Force"
Involves faster-than-light travel
The hyperdrive in Star Wars and warp speed in Star Trek both allow faster-than-light travel.
Features characters traveling backwards in time
Has been a Marvel comic
Marvel began a Star Wars comic in 1977 and a Star Trek comic in 1979.
Is owned by Disney
Disney bought Star Wars in 2012. Star Trek is owned by ViacomCBS.
J.J. Abrams directed a movie
He has directed two films in each franchise.
Has theme music by John Williams
Has won an Oscar
Star Wars episodes IV-VI won a combined ten Oscars in technical categories. 2010's Star Trek won an Oscar for Best Makeup.
Has had more films released theatrically
Star Trek has had 13 movies released in theaters, while Star Wars has had 12.
Franchise has earned more at the box office.
Star Wars has earned about $8.9 billion, while Star Trek has earned about $2.3 billion.
Was most directly parodied in 1999's Galaxy Quest