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There’s something I must confess; I am a Star Trek fan from way back, I don’t claim to be an expert on the subject of Star Trek, there are many others better versed in The Star Trek Universe. I am but a humble appreciator of quality Science Fiction.
Two of the most well-known of the Star Trek characters are among some of my favorites. One is James T. Kirk. Captain of the Enterprise in the orignal series and Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek, The Next Generation.
Come on, who wouldn’t be a fan of either one of those guys? I can’t help but wonder:
Who would win in a match up between the two?
Kirk Vs. Picard…..Let’s do this thing!
James Tiberius Kirk Captain of The Enterprise in the original series. What can I say about this swashbuckling Romeo with illusions of grandeur. A tin plated hero adored by his crew. A man so devoted to his ship, he had no woman before her. It was almost sexual between Kirk and his girl.
Not that Kirk didn’t like a little, well a lot on the side with every humanoid female in the galaxy. But no matter how strong the pull, Kirk always returned to his beloved. The Enterprise.
Kirk was as loyal as you can get and the bestest friend anyone could have. Sure he was hung up on himself and all that. And he wasn’t the brightest bulb.. so what. He had Spock for that.
Kirk had spirit and that boy sure was plucky. He loved a good fight and I love watching him in action, especially when he gets that little dribble of blood on his lip and his shirt gets torn. Wow! Now that is quality television right there.
Kirk never let a little thing like the Prime Directive get in the way of a good time. Dammit, Jim had his priorities straight. If I still drank, I’d go have a beer with the dude, maybe several, and some Klingon Ale too.
As captains go, Kirk was O.K., but as your roommate in college…totally amazing! Kirk’s the man!
Jean-Luc Picard When I first met Jean-Luc back on Farpoint station I have to admit, I had my doubts. I didn’t know what to think..A bald Frenchman with an english accent? He sure was no Kirk, but who could be? Right? So I gave him a chance, he had no Spock. He needed all the help he could get.
Jean-luc was a little off-putting and stuffy. As I mentioned, I didn’t know what to think….until Wesley Crusher, Picard hated children: Wesley included. I hated Wesley. We were united in our hatred of Wesley Crusher!
This endeared Picard to me. As the seasons went by, I thought more and more of Picard. His calm reasoned approach was reassuring. Maybe I needed a Dad, not a boyfriend. I don’t think Picard was in a hurry to get in a conflict, he tried to think his way out, instead of fighting. (We need leaders like this in the real world)
I’ve done much thinking on this vitally important question, I go over and over it again. Some of the greatest minds have pondered this and how can I, little me, even begin to answer it?
I guess Picard was the better Captain, Kirk was the better all around guy and Spock….he’s the best of all in my book.
….Besides I like Spock! All that logic and emotion rolled up in one. Totally conflicted, just like me! Haha. He is, in my opinion; light years above the rest. He should have been Captain.
Live Long and Prosper—Strawberryindigo.