May The Trek Be With You

The Star Trek reboot may be on the pop culture horizon, but today is Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you) and so The Ampersand interrupted Star Trek Week to revisit a cultural lesson on the yin/yang nature of the galaxy's most lucrative beloved sci-fi franchises.
Star Trek and Star Wars are like matter and antimatter: They cannot truly exist without each other (for both are necessary to keep the geekosphere supplied with oxygen in the form of new material), yet both cannot occupy the same place at the same time. An ascendant Star Trek precludes a strong Star Wars and vice versa, as both vying simultaneously for sci-fi fans’ attention would prove too nerdsplosive for the mainstream media to handle.
Read the full explanation at The Ampersand and see which fan favourite is currently transcendent.

Previously on Popped Culture...
Star Trek: The Remixed Generation
Star Trek: Smells Like Certain Death
The People vs George Lucas

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