Acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was in attendance at the most recent Starship Smackdown—an anual end-of-Comic-Con tradition wherein a posse of high-profile in-the-know space nerds debate one another of the best starship of all time.

Tyson's emphatic defense of the original Star Trek's USS Enterprise is pure passion, pure conviction. Pretty great. [BadAssDigest via TNW]