Ask the Readers: Star Trek – Kirk or Picard? [Poll]

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By Akemi Iwaya on July 21st, 2010

The debate on who is or what makes one starship captain better than the other is pure classic geekness at its best. This week we want to know who you think is the better starship captain…Kirk or Picard.


Captain Kirk: A man of action who is not afraid to bend or break the rules and does not believe in the “no-win scenario”, James Kirk was the first student to ever defeat the Kobayashi Maru test at Starfleet Academy. He became Starfleet’s youngest captain when he received command of the Enterprise and is known for being rather possessive of the starship.

Captain Picard: He is well known for his fondness of detective stories, Shakespeare, and those ever present cups of Earl Grey tea. He holds to a high moral standard and excels at diplomacy, debate and military strategy. Captain Picard also pursues archeology as a hobby.

Let us know who you think the best starship captain is!

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 07/21/10
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