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10 Reasons Star Trek Technology is Superior to Star Wars

By Matt Heckler Nov 12, 2013

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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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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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