Classic Geek Debate: Captain Kirk or Captain Picard?

Kirk vs Picard

Kirk vs Picard

Star Trek is one of those shows that geeks of all ages can enjoy. It’s got humor for the kids through adults, women for the teens, and of course, fun sci-fi plots for everyone. And it’s been considered a great show since it originally aired in 1966. Why did I decide to write a post about it today? Because I went to see the Star Trek movie for the second time today of course.

While I was watching the movie, I was reminded of the old captain’s debate of which captain was better: Kirk or Picard. Captain Kirk, as most of you will probably remember, was a more “git ‘er done” kind of captain who basically was known for chasing skirts and getting himself captured. Captain Picard, on the other hand, preferred to think things through and tended to choose a course of action that didn’t result in as many problems as Captain Kirk’s plans did. So, who’s the better captain?

Well, the GeekDads over at Wired put the question to the test recently and here are some of the points they decided to compare. It’s a very interesting article to read, especially if you’ve ever been dragged into a Kirk vs Picard debate.

So who do you think is the best Captain the Enterprise has ever seen?


~ by sumdeos on July 4, 2009.

One Response to “Classic Geek Debate: Captain Kirk or Captain Picard?”

  1. Captain Picard!

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