It is the quintessential nerd debate: Star Trek vs Star Wars. And while in recent years the factions have become a little less fanatical in fighting for their chosen sci-fi franchise, the war will forever rage on.
One man is now caught in the crossfire: J.J. Abrams. Not only is he responsible for bringing Star Trek back into the public consciousness in a big, big way but he’s been gifted the opportunity to save Star Wars from its prequel shame. On last night’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Abrams and Stewart weighed in on the two sci-fi juggernauts and their inherent differences.
In part one they discuss Abrams initial trepidation about taking on Star Trek, part two they tackle Abrams future with Star Wars.