Peace Through Superior Firepower
Did you notice... In Wing Commander, there's no such thing as transporters. You use a shuttle to get from place to place. Or a ship of some kind, anyway. In Star Wars, Luke mentions teleportation to C-3PO, but you never see it. You have to get around in a ship of some kind. In Star Trek, there are transporters AND shuttles. With the exception of Star Wars, ("a galaxy far, far away") all the space stuff is based on Earth technology. And the idea of transporters came about in the '50's. The Fly. Pretty cool, huh?