Was It Star Wars Or Star Trek?

By: John Miller

Was It Star Wars Or Star Trek?
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"Star Trek" and "Star Wars" are two of the most popular sci-fi franchises ever. They often borrow (or outright steal) concepts from each other, meaning that sometimes the lines between the shows are a bit blurry. Do you know which of the following facts apply to "Star Trek" or "Star Wars"?
Which franchise is home to a number of spaceships named the "Enterprise"?
Star Wars
Star Trek
"Star Trek" is famous for the "Enterprise," a series of ships that almost always seem to be at the center of the action of the universe. The Enterprise faces (and usually) overcomes even the most extreme dangers.

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In which series did a team of rebels blow up a huge weapon called the Death Star?
Star Wars
There were two Death Stars in the "Star Wars" movies. The first one was destroyed in "A New Hope," and the second was blasted to smithereens in "Return of the Jedi."
Star Trek

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In which franchise would you find the dark Sith?
Star Wars
The Sith are perpetually the bad guys in the "Star Wars" movies. Obsessed with accumulating power, they are at one with the Dark Side … and they must be stopped at all costs.
Star Trek

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Which franchise features a major character named Luke Skywalker?
Star Wars
Luke Skywalker is one of the biggest stars in "Star Wars." As the son of Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader), Luke wrestles with some rather complicated identity issues.
Star Trek

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Capt. James T. Kirk woos alien women and defeats weird-looking, evil bad guys in which franchise?
Star Wars
Star Trek
Capt. Kirk, first played by actor William Shatner, is the swashbuckling sex fiend who swooshes through the galaxies in search of adventure. More often than not, he finds it.

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In which series do the protagonists often face off against the evil Empire?
Star Wars
The Galactic Empire is home to the worst of the worst in the universe, always trying to crush or enslave other civilizations. In "Star Wars," the Rebel Alliance opposes the Empire's evil ways.
Star Trek

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The Millennium Falcon is a super-fast ship in _____.
Star Wars
The Millennium Falcon has had more than one owner in its storied history, but none more famous than Han Solo, the sometimes slightly immoral hero of "Star Wars."
Star Trek

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Uhura is a major character in which space series?
Star Wars
Star Trek
Uhura is a fabulously intelligent communications officer who serves on the Enterprise in "Star Trek." She's played by actress Nichelle Nichols, one of the first black women to nab a major sci-fi TV role.

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Which franchise features a fantastic technology called a "tricorder"?
Star Wars
Star Trek
Tricoders are amazing handheld devices that scan locations and beings for more data, which "Star Trek" characters then use to make informed decisions. Tricorders are sort of like souped-up smartphones of the future.

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In which franchise would you find an organization called the United Federation of Planets?
Star Wars
Star Trek
In "Star Trek," the United Federation of Planets (called simply "The Federation") is the entity that binds together many peace-loving worlds throughout the universe. Capt. Kirk and the Enterprise perform their brave deeds in service of the Federation.

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Which franchise is made up of both TV shows and major Hollywood films?
Star Wars
Star Trek
"Star Trek" got its start on TV in the 60s and has found success on both the small and big screens. "Star Wars," of course, has made its big bucks thanks to blockbuster movies.

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The Emperor is a major character in which series?
Star Wars
The Emperor (sometimes called Darth Sidious) is one of the evilest characters in all of "Star Wars." He's so cruel that he puts even Darth Vader's evilness to shame.
Star Trek

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Lightsabers are a critical weapon in which franchise?
Star Wars
Lightsabers are an iconic weapon of the "Star Wars" series. Jedi knights rely heavily on the glowing swords to fight and sometimes kill their opponents.
Star Trek

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The First Order is a powerful organization in which franchise?
Star Wars
After the fall of the Galactic Empire, the First Order arises and threatens the galaxy anew. In "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the Resistance sets out to keep the evil of the First Order from spreading.
Star Trek

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Which franchise is home to the cute (but kind of dumb) creatures called Ewoks?
Star Wars
Ewoks are adorable, furry creatures that make their home on the planet Endor in "Star Wars." At the end of "Return of the Jedi," the Ewoks show that they know how to throw a bang-up party.
Star Trek

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In which franchise do the dispassionate Vulcans play a prominent role?
Star Wars
Star Trek
Spock is the most famous Vulcan in the "Star Trek" universe. Like all Vulcans, he sets aside emotion and relies on logic and reason to solve sticky space situations.

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In which series would you hear a character utter the line, "Beam me up, Scotty!"?
Star Wars
Star Trek
In many "Star Trek" episodes, Capt. Kirk says the line, "Beam me up, Scotty!" It's a cue for Montgomery Scott to transport Kirk back to the USS Enterprise.

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Yoda is a little character with a big personality in which series?
Star Wars
Yoda might be a small wrinkled alien with pointy ears, but he has the forceful personality of a master Jedi Knight in "Star Wars." Without Yoda, Luke Skywalker would have never become a true Jedi warrior.
Star Trek

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A character nicknamed "Bones" often appears in which franchise?
Star Wars
Star Trek
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy is the chief medical officer on the USS Enterprise in "Star Trek." He's called "Bones," because the term "sawbones" was once used to refer to doctors.

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"The Next Generation" is a famous part of which series?
Star Wars
Star Trek
In the late 1980s, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" took the premise of the original series and expanded its stories. It made a star out of Patrick Stewart, who plays Capt. Jean-Luc Picard.

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Jyn Erso is a major character in "Rogue One," which is part of which series?
Star Wars
Jyn is chased by the Empire in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Played by Felicity Jones, Jyn must somehow survive her persecution and fight back against the evil Empire.
Star Trek

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"The Wrath of Khan" was a major boost to which series?
Star Wars
Star Trek
"Star Trek" was on life support when its second major film, "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" hit theaters. It was a huge blockbuster that revived the franchise around the world.

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Kylo Ren is a good boy who turns into a bad man in ______.
Star Wars
Kylo's birth name is Ben Solo, and he's the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa. But even with Luke Skywalker's guidance, he falls under the spell of the Dark Side in "Star Wars."
Star Trek

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Which franchise is always excited to share its news of "the final frontier"?
Star Wars
Star Trek
"Star Trek" often invokes these famous lines. "Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before."

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Capt. Kathryn Janeway plays a major role in which star-speckled series?
Star Wars
Star Trek
Actress Kate Mulgrew is Capt. Janeway in "Star Trek: Voyager" which debuted on TV in 1995 and ran until 2001. It was the first "Star Trek" series to put a female in the captain's chair for every episode.

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The Prime Directive is an important guiding force for the characters in ______.
Star Wars
Star Trek
The Prime Directive is a set of important rules for the characters of "Star Trek." The gist of the Directive is that Federation crews should not interfere in the development of alien civilizations, particularly those that have not yet created warp technology.

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In which series do little creatures named Tribbles make a lot of trouble for the protagonists?
Star Wars
Star Trek
In a famous "Star Trek" episode called "The Trouble with Tribbles," hordes of little furry creatures overrun a space station. But it turns out that the poor Tribbles are dying … because the station's grain stores are poisoned.

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BB-8 is a droid that makes many notable appearances in which production?
Star Wars
BB-8 is a rotund little droid that made its first appearance in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." He's a cute little guy, but for a droid, he's also quite manipulative.
Star Trek

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A planet named Hoth is the icy and infamous setting for a story that takes place in ______.
Star Wars
At the beginning of "The Empire Strikes Back," the "Star Wars" rebels are taking a pounding from the Empire. The rebels are forced to flee Hoth to avoid annihilation.
Star Trek

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In which series do spacecraft rely on "hyperspace" for fast travel around the galaxy?
Star Wars
In "Star Trek," faster-than-light speeds are created by warp drives. In "Star Wars," though, ships jump into hyperspace in order to move quickly through the sprawling universe.
Star Trek

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