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Captain conundrum

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:28 pm
by paranoid marvin
Kirk or Picard - which would YOU choose at the helm of the Enterprise?

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:35 pm
by paranoid marvin
A difficult choice - Picard is the more diplomatic of the two , but Kirk is the craftier . Kirk can let his emotions get the better of him , so for a cold calculated decision , I guess it has to be Picard

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:54 pm
by felgekarp
Toupee + flying kick = kirk all the way.

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:57 pm
by Xesh
Don't forget the neck chop. :)

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:43 pm
by McBoosh
Has. To. Be. Kirk.

FIRE!

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:11 pm
by DrBlue
We've all seen it before, but by god is it funny: 100 Reasons Why Kirk is Better Than Picard

http://www.vigyan.com/~blbates/star_tre ... icard.html

My favourite:

56:If there was ever a Klingon on Kirk's bridge, Kirk would likely be dead.


In fairness I'm also a big fan of Picard too.

I think there should also be options for Sisko and Janeway, who are also great commanders in their own right.

Captain Archer is a different story altogether...don't get me started...

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:18 pm
by paranoid marvin
I always tjought it would be interesting to see how Kirk would have dealt with the Borg

Oh , and as for other captains - surely only these 2 count?

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:19 pm
by DrBlue
Yeah probably, seeing as they are the best known among none trekkers.

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:23 pm
by paranoid marvin
DrBlue wrote:Yeah probably, seeing as they are the best known among none trekkers.
and also because none of the others comes close to their screen presence

*although one could argue that , albeit for a short period , Khan was captain , and he would rank alongside the other two

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:34 pm
by paranoid marvin
Another reason I prefer Picard to Kirk is that the latter is far more of a fantasy character. Whereas in the episode where Picard is tortured , and close to breakdown , and is only rescued at the last thanks to outside intervention , Kirk would have somehow turned the tables on his torturer and fought his way back to the Enterprise - far more entertaining perhaps , but far less realistic. Another reason why I prefer the more serious action of TNG to the more 'fun' original series.

Having said that , Kirk was perhaps a character of the '60s . By the time the films started to be released some 10 or more years later , the character of Kirk was very dissimilar to that portrayed in the tv series.
With the possible exception of IV , much of the humour and womanising prevalent in the '60 Kirk had been replaced with a more serious character

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:19 am
by Wildnites
paranoid marvin wrote:Another reason I prefer Picard to Kirk is that the latter is far more of a fantasy character. Whereas in the episode where Picard is tortured , and close to breakdown , and is only rescued at the last thanks to outside intervention
THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS.....


:lol: :lol:

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:47 am
by merman
They are both great captains with their own strengths and weaknesses...

It would have been interesting to see the cancelled Star Trek Phase II, with Kirk confined to the bridge more and the second in command (the character that became Will Decker in Star Trek The Motion Picture) going on away missions (which is how Will Riker's role became in TNG)

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:01 am
by RetroENZO
This old debate again?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:13 pm
by DrBlue
Another reason why I prefer the more serious action of TNG to the more 'fun' original series.
A very valid view. Although they increasingly sucked alot of that fun out of the franchise by bogging it down with it's own mythology (you know who you are Enterprise). Even alot of Star Trek fanboys (like me) who knew all of the back stories didn't enjoy Enterprise because of it's unrelenting tedium (although Jeffrey Coombs' character Shran enlivened proceedings occasionally and Dr Phlox was a great character).

What Star Trek needs right now is a series that can recapture the fun and adventure of the original series whilst incorporating the 'human element' of the stories from TNG (the Picard - Cardassian interrogation story you refer to is a prime example).

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:24 pm
by Madge
I read that there's a new Star Trek film in the works with Greg Hemphill as a possible Scotty. Hoax?