Statistics Saturday: Star Wars Movies versus Star Trek Movies

Bar chart showing the count of Star Wars and of Star Trek movies, per year, 1977 to 2020. Star Wars has a lead from 1977 to 1985; after that Star Trek takes the lead and never loses it again, although by 2019 Star Wars comes close to tying it.
Not pictured: that special 75-minute extended cut of The Omega Glory that Gene Roddenberry adapted from the original Star Trek to play in theaters in Italy and France in 1969 alongside the View-Master reel, nor The Ewok Adventures and Ewoks: The Battle For Endor, made for TV and aired in 1984 and 1985.

Reference: Anxious Decades: America in Prosperity and Depression, 1920-1941, Michael E Parrish.


Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

5 thoughts on “Statistics Saturday: Star Wars Movies versus Star Trek Movies”

  1. Bizarrely the Ewok movies enjoyed a cinematic release in the UK. They definitely didn’t deserve it but I can never bring myself to hate them. I presume the unforgivable Star Wars Holiday Special was also omitted?


    1. I am not surprised they got some cinema releases, actually! I remember faintly liking them, but have not seen them since 1986 or so, so who knows what I would think now.

      And, yeah, the Holiday Special’s omitted since that was always and clearly intended for TV and people watching only ironically.

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  2. I am a BIG fan of both universes but it is imperative that quality trumps quantity. There are hits and misses in both Star Trek and Star Wars movies


    1. Oh, I’m happy to let people judge the quality as they feel fit. I just want to do the service of letting them know at a glance which one had more movies in which year.


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