Kirk. And this is why... [link]
Have you heard his version of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"?
Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man" will be reissued Dec. 7 by Geffen. The set, which features the venerable Capt. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary classics as Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," has been remastered from the original tapes.
like em both, but I think they're not comparable, neither the rest of captains are. each of them have a particularity in commanding their ship, kirk was more into women, sport and humour, picard was just more intellectual, a bit wise man and more into deep mind exploration, sisko was more into multiracial business, more a polical and ambassador thing even if he evolved into a dissident like, of course janeway was into the "women to the power thing", I mean you know, woman's way of thinking, so more emotions, social behaviors, melting between picard and sisko maybe. and of course archer returns to the origins but with a bit of kirk melted with picard...