As a comic fan, I’m a big believer in arguing about who’s stronger, who’s faster and which characters are actually cooler than Batman.  This doesn’t always carry over to other nerdy pursuits, though, as nobody wants to handicap my Han Solo/Riker battle nor is there much appreciation for questions of whether Mal Reynolds could successfully put one over on Little Joe Cartwright.  (I spend a lot of time locked in a room with a phone and my thoughts, remember…)  In the spirit of fairness, though, I’m willing to lock things down to a single fictional universe, which leads us to today’s boldly going query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) doesn’t wanna hear any votes for the Nillennium Falcon, but will accept a Terek Nor, if you can justify it, asking: Which Star Trek starship reigns supreme?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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  1. May 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm — Reply

    I have no idea about those new ones, which are probably way better, but Next Generation Enterprise wins.

    Millenium Falcon wouldn’t stand a chance and neither would any Star Wars ship, because Star Trek ships are able to do spaceship combat in warp speeds, which is basically Star Wars hyperspace speed. Which doesn’t make any sense either, how are captains giving orders and crew initiating actions by hand on bridge when ships are moving in speeds several times faster than light? Picard telling to fire phasers now would result enemy ship being millions of miles away when they are actually fired. Maybe i’ll stop here…

  2. May 22, 2016 at 2:36 pm — Reply

    I may be biased because my favorite ship in Star Trek Online is of the same class, but I’ll go with the Defiant from DS9. It might not be quite as sturdy as ships like the Enterprise D or E, but it is a fast and stealthy little ship that can run in, hit hard and run out, engage cloaking device and be harder to track than the usual Starfleet ship. If the Enterprise were a knight in full armor, the Defiant would be a ninja.

  3. Bob
    May 22, 2016 at 4:56 pm — Reply

    As much as I love the original Enterprise I have to go with the Enterprise D. Yes the “E” is more powerful but the overall style and look of The Enterprise D still makes it my favourite.

  4. DamienR
    May 23, 2016 at 8:36 am — Reply

    We can argue the validity of my choice, but I will stick by Admiral Riker’s flagship Enterprise-D for “All Good Things..” – the one with the third nacelle and the phaser ‘lance’

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