Neil deGrasse Tyson Proudly Claims That The Enterprise Is Greatest Starship Ever Built.

The video posted below features famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson standing up and passionately expressing his opinion at the Starship Smackdown panel at the end of Comic-Con this year. What about you might ask? Which was the better ‘space ship’, the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 or the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-A? The original Federation vessel from the TV series vs the Robert Wise helmed movie version, the refit version. In my honest opinion he chose the correct Starship and apparently the judges on the panel agreed that he did as well.

A huge thanks to Badass Digest for the heads up on this video and to Fibbs 1701 over on YouTube for filming this and sharing it with us all!


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2 thoughts on “Neil deGrasse Tyson Proudly Claims That The Enterprise Is Greatest Starship Ever Built.

  1. Badwolf says:

    Um, no.

    Once the word EVER pops up, it’s no longer about how it looked “to others at the time.” Once the word EVER pops up, then all temporal rationalization goes out the window. It may be the “most innovative” at it’s point in history, but it’s still basically a saucer with a engine mounted on the back. Don’t confuse your love for the show with starship design perfection. I’m as big a Star Trek fan as the next guy, and this argument simply doesn’t hold water.

    We’re being very “Americo-centric” on this. I would say that the TARDIS is the greatest Starship ever built, except for the fact that it wasn’t built, it was grown…

    Watch some Doctor Who and then re-evaluate.

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