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Poll: Kirk vs. Picard (Updated with more pollage!)

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Tiamat

Lifer
Nov 25, 2003
14,074
4
71
Kirk wins for anything where you can kill first, ask questions later.

Picard is more diplomatic and fair, and thus more respectable.
 

ranmaniac

Golden Member
May 14, 2001
1,939
0
76
Picard went to the better acting school and doesn't have to shill for Priceline.com
 

Fenixgoon

Lifer
Jun 30, 2003
28,481
4,078
126
my god, kirk.

only james T kirk can look that good in a ripped shirt and get with that many alien chicks. and isn't that what man has dreamt about since he looked up at the stars? :D:D:D
 

Pacfanweb

Lifer
Jan 2, 2000
13,131
54
91
Kirk. He beat more asses, banged more hot alien chicks, and pissed off the ship's doctor more than Picard even thought about. Damn it, Jim!
 

BoomerD

No Lifer
Feb 26, 2006
57,505
5,815
126
Kirk would kick Picard's ass, but Picard would outsmart Kirk and get Warf to fight for him...thus ending J.T.Kirk's miserable existance and whoremongering...
 

angminas

Diamond Member
Dec 17, 2006
3,331
25
91
Originally posted by: Exterous
different captains for different times. Kirk was way better during the rough and tumble 'wild west' times of the original where as picard was a much better fit for the more 'civilized' TNG
Well said.

Originally posted by: BoomerD
Kirk would kick Picard's ass, but Picard would outsmart Kirk and get Warf to fight for him...thus ending J.T.Kirk's miserable existance and whoremongering...
Kirk has taken down much tougher dudes than Worf. I'll wager that very few of the people who think Picard is a better captain have ever been in a firefight.

Kirk versus Picard is like Elway versus Aikman. Picard is a good captain and a credit to his uniform, but his crew and ship make him look better than he is. There's a fine line between contemplative and indecisive, and the line is in different places for a ship captain and, say, a diplomat.

I love TOS, but Kirk's crew are mostly a bunch of drunks and misfits, and his ship is barely spaceworthy. When the tachyons hit the fan, Picard begs for help, while Kirk kicks the problem in the jimmy and steals its whiskey. Put another way, Picard is able to ask for help, while Kirk always knows that the buck stops at him, because he doesn't have the resources that Picard does. Kirk's job is much tougher, but over and over again, Kirk saves his crew and ship, while Picard is saved by his.

But in the end, here's what it really comes down to- Spock is perhaps the best character in all of science fiction. He is superhumanly strong and intelligent, possessed of an amazing memory, capable, poised, courageous, inventive, and moral. What's more, with the clarity of Vulcan logic, he knows all this. And yet, through his distaste for emotion and spontaneity, he trusts and respects Kirk, preferring to serve under him than command himself, deferring to his judgment without doubt or hesitation.

When it comes to commanding a starship, Picard is good, but Kirk is great.
 

Scooby Doo

Golden Member
Sep 1, 2006
1,038
11
81
:music:Star Trekken' across the universe....

We come in peace, shot to kill, shot to kill, shot to kill....:music:
 

Captante

Lifer
Oct 20, 2003
19,548
2,934
126
Kirk lose to Picard at anything? (except sipping tea & eating crumpets)

Not likely.
 

SunnyD

Belgian Waffler
Jan 2, 2001
32,664
120
106
www.neftastic.com
The ATOTer in me would have to say JANEWAY!!! for BOOBIES!!!

But in all honesty - Kirk, because the bad acting from the 70's was MUCH more entertaining than the bad acting from the 80's/90's.
 
Dec 26, 2007
11,783
2
76
Sisko>all

DS9 has the strongest story lines of all the ST universe. And the ep of DS9 "In the Pale Moonlight" is imo the best written episode in ST (and for that matter almost any Sci-Fi, except maybe BSG miniseries). According to www.startrek.com I am not the only person that believes that episode is the best in ST. http://www.startrek.com/startr...ity/reviews/index.html

Between Picard and Kirk however, Picard wins. Picard has the intelligence to not get into a brawl with Kirk, keep his distance, and blow the snot out of his ship. Picard would win in who is a better leader as well. If we had a ST boxing match between the two, Kirk would win.
 

AnthroAndStargate

Golden Member
Oct 7, 2005
1,350
0
0
Seriously, add Sisko. He wasn't a coward who galvanted around in Lycra Spandex trying to seduce Aliens that couldnt pass for Las Vegas cocktail lounge cougars.

He actually dealt with real life socio-political, religious, and military issues. He fought wars on multiple fronts, held relationships, AND was a good father? If Picard or Kirk had a kid like Sisco that kid would have grown up to be an avant garde artist or worse.

If we really wanted to fix America we would make Sisko come back through a temporal anamoly and clean up the Earth.
 

IronWing

No Lifer
Jul 20, 2001
62,591
15,919
136
Who the heck is Sisko? Whoever he is, Adam Quark could probably kick his ass too.
 

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