you may remember that SW created a ship capable of surviving in a sun. ST would lose a direct battle for the following reasons. 1. ST does not have the multi-use starship platforms SW has 2. ST does not have the heavy weapons platforms SW has 3. ST does not have the raw number of ships 4. ST does not have the capability of replacing lost soldiers (Clones - SW) 5. Most ST ships measure around two hundred meters to three hundred meters ( you may remember that the ship Leia was on was about one hundred meters) 6. SW has more planets to draw resources from 7. The FORCE, (Darth vader can kill any one [at long ranges and has]) SW 1. The SD is a carrirer, troop carrire (thousands of clones and conscripts), home base for these troops, home base for ATAT, ATST etc..., 2. The SD can bombard planetary surfaces and remain safe. 3. The SD's armor survive four Enterprise D attacks and destroy three (after the SD is destroyed). The Empire would just call in three or four SD's or a super SD to take on a complete ST fleet. 4. SW weaponry is much more massive and destructive. 5. Sw has fighters of every size and desrcription. 6. SW has missle boats capable of taking on the Defiant and winning. (imagne four mIssle boats attaciking the Defiant) 7. SW can redirect energy blasts to it's origin (imagine a Commander firing at Vader and vader redirecting the Phaser back to him and killing him. 8. Vader can remove weapons from hands and absorb energy bolts (Phaser fire) 9. The one weakness a SD has is it's Command /control center c/c. it does not have a secondary one. ST does. This puts ST ahead. Over all, SW would win becuase of it's immense combines resources, readily replacible and trained troops, larger ships, heavier armed ships, heavier armored ships, greater variety of fighters and close support craft, Planatery shock weapons, etc... Also imagine Troi attempting to sense Vader. She would go bonkers. St does have Force resilliant races. Vulcans would potentially be immune to the Force. Cardissians would also be immune. Betazoids may be immune. SW believes in physical and mental torture. It even has a bot desegined to keep the subject alive and will not let the subject die. It will monitor that Subject and stop the session if death is coming. SW has assissan droids, ST does not. SW has Boba Fett. ST has the klingons, but a Bat leth may not phase trooper armor. Even a Klingon may find it difficult to handle the sheer numbers of troopers. ST has the Jem Haddar (drug dependent warriors who will die if not recieve that drug). The Empire has only to blockade the Dominion space and the Jem Haddar will die. (the empire has the ships to do just that on a continual basis). SW has the distinct advantage. ST has the Teleporters. (what if SW captureed a teleporter and put it in a SD. The empire could then teleport huge forces right into ST ships and reek havoc. The Empire could also assimilate phasers and ST shielding technology. SW could also capture a cloaking device. Imagine a cloaked SD (coming out of cloak and then firing upon a ST dreadnaught. the Dreadnaught would not stand a chance. Especially if SW used St phases at the strenght of it's turbo blasters.) No ST ship could absorb that amount. Even the Borg would have to say, "resistance is infutile and retreat is necessary). The Borg would be the only threat SW would possible face and make them think twice.