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It's been a while. . . KIRK V. PICARD!!!

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Report this Nov. 26 2012, 8:40 pm

As a star trek newbie (relative to some) I have started a little mental battle between the two and was hoping to get some others ideas on who is a better captain and why!?


ladies man v. suave and collected, goes around the rules v. uses the rules to get things done.


whats the verdict?

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Report this Nov. 26 2012, 9:00 pm

a quick review of both sides!!


 


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Report this Nov. 26 2012, 10:14 pm

There is no better captain. They both had their own personal style. In both cases it worked.


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Report this Dec. 03 2012, 2:18 pm

I voted for Picard because that's who I like better


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Report this Dec. 03 2012, 3:47 pm

I prefer Picard myself. He seemed smarter to me, and much more professional. Kirk was cool, but not as cool as Picard.


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Report this Dec. 14 2012, 9:08 pm

It really depends on the scenerio, but then again, I would probably have trouble picking then, I mean, Picard was supposed to be the one in Next Generation that resembled Kirk, right?

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Report this Dec. 15 2012, 8:59 pm

Kirk, hands down. Picard was never really the kind of captian I admired.


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Report this Dec. 17 2012, 11:23 pm

Both were good -- with their own style of leadership that was suited to their crews and the time in which they lived. I will say however that it is less likely that Picard would have worked well with Kirk's crew, or Kirk with Picard's.


I think aside from Archer (my least fave -- he never seemed to have the gravitas of a leader) all the main Star Trek captains were pretty even.


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Report this Dec. 18 2012, 12:18 pm

I think Picard was the more intelligent captain, who took more things into account, while Kirk was the charismatic, impulsive type of leader.  Each has his strengths.  Different styles work in different situations.


Their supporting staffs also helped compensate.


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Report this Dec. 18 2012, 7:30 pm

Picard was the better Captain in terms of adhering to a Libertarian philosophy to which the Prime Directive speaks.  Admittedly, he strayed a few times and faultered on some issues... "Journey's End" being an example. But in his defense he was under orders to use force to remove the natives (and that is why I like Insurrection, because Picard rebelled against Starfleet's use of Force against the Baku). And such inconsistencies can most likely be attributed to the workings of various writers, time constraints of television and the need therein to generate conflict.


Kirk was good if you like dictators. I don't. At one time I liked Kirk, but he keeps slipping the more I watch TOS. His actions of arming the locals in "A Private Little War" were abysmal. 

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Report this Dec. 19 2012, 3:45 am

Quote: Lone Palm @ Dec. 18 2012, 7:30 pm

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>And such inconsistencies can most likely be attributed to the workings of various writers, time constraints of television and the need therein to generate conflict. 

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In-universe, you could also attribute it to the fact that humans are, by nature, inconsistent creatures.


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Report this Dec. 19 2012, 8:43 am

In-universe, you could also attribute it to the fact that humans are, by nature, inconsistent creatures.



Very true. Picard even acknowledged as much in "The Drumhead" when Sati charged him with hypocrisy for employing Troi in much the same fashion as she employed her own telepath in criminal examinations. Yet, Picard shined through and proved his excellence by stating, "Perhaps I should re-evaluate that behavior," and thereby giving an insight as to how "humans work to better themselves and the rest of humanity."



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Report this Dec. 24 2012, 5:46 pm

How about an option for "Other"


 


Sisko. That's my dude right there. He had so much charisma and flava.

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Report this Dec. 25 2012, 11:49 pm

The reasoning in Insurrection was that they were not technically part of a pre-warp civilisation. Yes, I know -- a most unsatisfactory reasoning. If anything, TNG allowed us as viewers to see the limitations absolute conformity to the Prime Directive.


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Report this Dec. 26 2012, 10:33 am

I chose Picard because Kirk never really seemed serious to me- if I were on Picard's bridge, I would feel safer... 


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