Neil DeGrasse Tyson Talks the Star-ship Enterprise Vs. The Millennium Falcon


It’s an age old debate; an argument that’s spanned generations. A conversation so powerful that it often tends to draw out the worst and best of people…

Well okay, really it’s a debate that only dates back to the late 1970’s, but still, it truly is one of the greatest movie questions of all time. When it comes down to it, given the option, which ship do you choose; the star-ship Enterprise from Star Trek or Han Solo’s pride and joy, the Millennium Falcon, of Star Wars fame. In a recent interview with National Geographic, famous TV scientist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, was drawn into the debate for which he had a surprisingly simple answer.

Without having to even stop and think, Tyson immediately chooses the Enterprise.

He actually has a few pretty decent reasons behind his pick which largely rely on the realistic portrayal of a ship with over a 1,000 crew member compliment who are all there in order to fulfill different tasks, roles, and duties on the ship. It’s the level of thought and realism that pushed Tyson onboard the Enterprise, but he also explains that in a fight, “the Enterprise would wipe it’s ass with the Millennium Falcon.”

So what do you think? Enterprise of the Falcon? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and you can also watch exactly why Neil DeGrasse Tyson chose the Enterprise right here.

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