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10 Reasons Star Trek Technology is Superior to Star Wars


Phasers are more sophisticated

There's something to be said about the aesthetic of the blasters from Star Wars, but the truth is that the phasers of Star Trek are just a lot more useful. For one thing, they have a stun setting, meaning you can use them to apprehend someone without having to kill them. For another, they don't have that weird functionality where minor characters are instantly killed by a graze while heroes important to the story are simply tickled. Blasters are for killin', phasers are really an intergalactic multi-tool.

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