Bill Nye Says Star Trek Is Better Than Star Wars

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It's just science!

After years of fighting corporations and politicians on environmental issues, "science guy" Bill Nye is ready to take on the Jedi with his latest claim: Star Trek is better.

"Some of my best friends love Star Wars, don't get me wrong," Nye told Rolling Stone. But Star Wars has magic. It has the Force, and it's really about family conflicts and it's Shakespearean. It's nobility, basically. there's commoners and there's all-powerful kings, essentially. But in Star Trek, it's an optimistic view of the future with science."

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We'll get a lot of this stuff this year, I'm sure, since both franchises have films due in theaters. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be out on Thursday, while Star Trek Beyond is in theaters on July 22 and will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the franchise.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled.