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Different Drummer

(7,610 posts)
Sun May 7, 2023, 04:30 PM May 2023

Kirk vs. Picard

Who ya got? Or do you favor another Captain from the Star Trek franchise?


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Kirk
11 (22%)
Picard
33 (67%)
Someone else
5 (10%)
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Kirk vs. Picard (Original Post) Different Drummer May 2023 OP
Capt. Pike Earl_from_PA May 2023 #1
the Next Generation brought me back into Trek. Loved Picard and the relationship he had with crew BlueWaveNeverEnd May 2023 #2
Exactly why I preferred TNG to the original. Different Drummer May 2023 #3
Sorry to say: Captain Picard is my least favorite Tetrachloride May 2023 #4
Going with rough-and-tumble Kirk Shermann May 2023 #5
I liked both Kirk and Picard. n/t RKP5637 May 2023 #6
Janeway, just saying. thatcrowwoman May 2023 #7
Captain Janeway n/t Stargleamer May 2023 #8
Captain Seven. sky_masterson May 2023 #9
Didn't know that was an option. Changing my vote! Shermann May 2023 #13
+1! I enjoyed the nostalgia of Picard S3, especially the Worf parts, but Jeri Ryan petronius May 2023 #21
They handled Worf amazingly well sky_masterson May 2023 #25
Picard ProfessorGAC May 2023 #10
Jonathan Archer PJMcK May 2023 #11
Enterprise seasons 3 and 4 was some of the very best of Trek. Earth-shine May 2023 #16
Agreed PJMcK May 2023 #18
I like how they used season 4 to wrap up dangling storylines from the original series. Earth-shine May 2023 #24
Continuing mission GreenWave May 2023 #12
Who was Sheldon's pick? Just saw this recently on Big Bang Theory.... Chakaconcarne May 2023 #14
I think Leonard's answer was Picard but ST:TOS was the better series. Gidney N Cloyd May 2023 #17
Kirk was my role model as a boy growing up. Earth-shine May 2023 #15
Commander John Koenig n/t targetpractice May 2023 #19
A long time ago, I read an article about Space 1999. Earth-shine May 2023 #20
Hah... I agree... targetpractice May 2023 #22
Space 1999 had it all, except for serviceable storylines! Earth-shine May 2023 #23
I guess I have to go with Kirk because he... LudwigPastorius May 2023 #26

BlueWaveNeverEnd

(7,859 posts)
2. the Next Generation brought me back into Trek. Loved Picard and the relationship he had with crew
Sun May 7, 2023, 04:50 PM
May 2023

Original trek was more Kirk/Spock/Bones relationship. Next Gen was Picard, Geordi, Doctor, Data, etc... the whole crew got their moment

Shermann

(7,409 posts)
5. Going with rough-and-tumble Kirk
Sun May 7, 2023, 05:07 PM
May 2023

Last edited Sun May 7, 2023, 07:05 PM - Edit history (1)

Your schoolteachers probably taught you that fighting doesn't solve anything. It's a good thing Kirk doesn't listen to hardly anybody because he cleaned up the entire Alpha Quadrant with little more than a starship and his fists. Picard hardly ever threw a punch and as a result got mired in one diplomatic standoff after another.

Another example of Kirk's awesomeness was his fistfight with Khan. Khan asserted that Kirk couldn't win because he had five times his strength. Picard would have done the math, agreed with him, and sued for peace. Kirk used lateral thinking and balanced the scales with a simple PVC pipe, bludgeoning Khan mercilessly with it.

Kirk was wise enough to realize that not all problems could be solved with a simple punch to the face. Some scenarios called for the double-fist punch to the back!

petronius

(26,602 posts)
21. +1! I enjoyed the nostalgia of Picard S3, especially the Worf parts, but Jeri Ryan
Tue May 9, 2023, 11:59 PM
May 2023

ran away with it. I really really want a series centered on Captain Seven...

ProfessorGAC

(64,947 posts)
10. Picard
Sun May 7, 2023, 06:03 PM
May 2023

For me, it's not close. And, I liked Kirk, Janeway, Sisko, & Archer.
But, Picard strikes me as the kind of person a starship captain needs to be.

PJMcK

(22,019 posts)
11. Jonathan Archer
Sun May 7, 2023, 06:33 PM
May 2023

I’m an unabashed fan of Enterprise. Archer, as captain of the first Earth starship, had to make humans first forays into the galaxy.

ETA: Second choice, Captain Janeway.

Earth-shine

(3,964 posts)
16. Enterprise seasons 3 and 4 was some of the very best of Trek.
Tue May 9, 2023, 03:22 PM
May 2023

Season 1 was good enough to warrant season 2.

Season 2 was often ponderous.



Earth-shine

(3,964 posts)
24. I like how they used season 4 to wrap up dangling storylines from the original series.
Wed May 10, 2023, 10:41 AM
May 2023

Why did the Klingons lose their forehead ridges?

What happened to the Defiant?

What happened to Khan's DNA?

And more!

Chakaconcarne

(2,437 posts)
14. Who was Sheldon's pick? Just saw this recently on Big Bang Theory....
Tue May 9, 2023, 02:34 PM
May 2023

Question was a test as to whether Sheldon would accept Leonard as roommate.

Earth-shine

(3,964 posts)
15. Kirk was my role model as a boy growing up.
Tue May 9, 2023, 03:20 PM
May 2023

Like Picard, I have no children of my own. But, I would choose Picard over Kirk as a role model for my nephews.

Earth-shine

(3,964 posts)
20. A long time ago, I read an article about Space 1999.
Tue May 9, 2023, 10:56 PM
May 2023

The article described how Space 1999 evolved from the series UFO.

UFO was described as having paranoid characters who shoot first and ask questions later when fighting aliens. Space 1999 indeed followed suit. Commander Koenig was paranoid about aliens.

As a kid, I loved 1999 ( but I knew it was no Star Trek in its greatness). Space 1999 aired around the same time as the Star Trek animated series. This explains why Walter Koenig (Chekov) was not in the animated series. He was in 1999 playing the alien Oro.

As an adult, I watched a few episodes of 1999 and found it to be often cringy in its silliness. UFO was never silly.



targetpractice

(4,919 posts)
22. Hah... I agree...
Wed May 10, 2023, 05:56 AM
May 2023

I loved Space: 1999 when I was young. The visuals, sets, special effects, theme song, etc. The Eagle is still one of my favorite sci-fi ships ever... But, watching as an adult... It is cringy. No concept of a prime directive happening in that show.

Earth-shine

(3,964 posts)
23. Space 1999 had it all, except for serviceable storylines!
Wed May 10, 2023, 10:37 AM
May 2023

>> The visuals, sets, special effects, theme song, etc.

Don't forget the belt-worn com-locks and unique laser guns. Perhaps even the uniforms.

So much was good, all for so very little.

(I made a mistake above. The Alien Oro is from the Starlost. It's a sci-fi show also from the early 1970s that's even sillier than Space 1999.)

LudwigPastorius

(9,121 posts)
26. I guess I have to go with Kirk because he...
Sun May 14, 2023, 11:45 PM
May 2023

defined what it is to be a starship captain in the Trek universe.

Most underrated: Janeway

Most overrated: Sisko

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