Slate Holds The Ultimate Spaceship Face-Off

Interactive feature tracks whether Enterprise would beat Millenium Falcon in intergalactic race

Published On
May 20, 2013

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Online journalism is the entertainment of the future! At least that's how it seems when it comes to the clever ways media outlets like the NYTimes, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Slate, have illustrated theirs stories with interactive graphics, like this interactive infographic from the latter, which pits the most famous spaceships in pop culture history against each other in a race. Readers can click on a destination and see which intergalactic cruiser--from the Star Trek Enterprise to the Milennium Falcon to Dr. Who's Tardis Phone Booth--will get there first. And, is it just a coincidence that the guy behind this is named Chris Kirk?

Previously, the NYTimes held its own race, but with slower speed demons known as Olympic runners,