Not sure if you've ever come out on either side of this, but the public demands an answer: Star Wars or Star Trek?The short answer is: Planet of the Apes.
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The real answer is - I grew up loving both, and never understood why I had to pick one over the other. To me, that was sort of like picking Dragonslayer over The Secret of NIMH. I kind of felt they were two different animals (one is fantasy, one is space adventure) and I could enjoy both, but I do get that it's like the need to pick either DC or Marvel and then go online and defend your stance from a religious perspective. It's the internet. You want to feel that there's logic to your gut feeling.
In my youth, Star Wars certainly got a lot of extra weight as it was the franchise that was being merchandised like crazy. I never had any official Star Trek stuff until college, I think, when Jamie's Dad got me a Next Generation badge for Christmas (I was touched).
But let's not take any short cuts. Let's take a really, really long look at this, shall we?