It’s Star Wars vs. Star Trek in a battle for nerd supremacy

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Darth Vader pushes all of Captain Picard's buttons in this sketch animation from College Humor.
Darth Vader pushes all of Captain Picard's buttons in this sketch animation from College Humor.
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If the fight card featured the urbane intellect of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard against Darth Vader and his command of the Force’s Dark Side, who would win?

We won’t spoil it for you. One fired the fatal shots, but the other got the last word. To say they fought to a draw would not give anything away.

The hilarious writers at College Humor did an animated sketch with the Next Generation cast rattling sabers with the great Sith Lord from his Death Star. The prize was not a planet or some other galactic real estate. It was to decide which series concept is nerdier?

Picard brought Darth Vader on screen from the deck of the Enterprise and the insults began to fly. Picard called Star Wars “philosophy for children.” “Star Trek is far more intelligent than your dark side,” he said.

Darth Vader infuriated Picard by saying Star Trek is based on “bullshit pseudo-science.” Vader did concede that Ewoks are “dumb.”

True to each movie franchise, the ending was out of this world.