Hollywood films and religion have an ongoing rocky relationship, especially in the realm of science fiction. A brief comparison study of the two giants of mainstream sci-fi, Star Wars and Star Trek reveals the differing attitudes toward religion expressed in the genre. Star Trek presents an evolving perspective, from critical secular humanism to begrudging personalized faith, while Star Wars presents an ambiguous mythological foundation for mystical experience that is in more ways universal.
Schultes, John S.
"Any Gods Out There? Perceptions of Religion from Star Wars and Star Trek,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 7
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol7/iss2/3