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...
the old series will always be the original! maybe not the best but very close....Do you like Enterprise, Voyager or Deepspace 9? they were all good in their own way, but none have surpassed the next gen imo.
i did see some of them, they r cool i guess.Enterprise had a few really nice episodes...man one of my big wishes is to see a star trek directed by terry gilliam or some psychedelic version made out of video collages of previous episodes...
heck yeah - jean-luc picard has a way cool name. although, captain kirk DID have trouble with tribbles (i think thats how you spell it) and NO MAN can be buried in a pile of procrating and dead furballs like this man. i applaud him. but still. jean-luc picard.
Picard all the way. Although I've never really watched the original I've heard there remastering them to re-show! Might have to check them out! Can't wait for the new film. Younger versions of kirk and spock before the series sounds like a good idea! The lost director aswell. Nice combo!