Two of the biggest fantasy 'franchises' of all time. One is a series of books that spawned a following an an expanded universe including the most recent hit movie series. One is a series of movies that spawned its own following, including books and in it's own expanded universe. LOTR, created by J R R Tolkien, taking inspiration from Norse mythology, created a world that has gone on to heavily influence the whole 'fantasy' setting in terms of orcs, warriors, wizards, elves, trolls etc. from other novels, to role playing games, and beyond, in addition to the LOTR universe/series itself which only seems to grow in popularity. Star Wars, created by George Lucas, created a science fiction universe that seems to blend both the historical and the futuristic, the scientific and the spiritual, to create iconic characters and stories that still feature prominently in social imagery and language, as well as itself inspiring other works of science fiction beyond the Star Wars universe itself. Countless books, movies, TV series, and video games have been produced with the Star Wars label and continue to be produced without any signs of slowing down - quite the opposite. In some ways the two franchises are quite different, in other quite similar. There are lots of ways this can be approached so I don't want to limit it. I'll just ask, which one is better, Star Wars or The Lord of the Rings?