4 thoughts on “Why People Prefer Kirk

  1. Rick Beckman says:
    Student of the sciences, the religions, the science fictions, and the fantasies… But mostly I’m just trying to find my groove in this big, crazy world.

    I’m a Picard person, but Kirk is undeniably awesome. No one could have pulled the role off like Shatner did, and that’s partially (primarily?) why Kirk has been burned into pop culture consciousness in ways that Picard (and Sisko and Janeway and Archer) never will be.

  2. Rich Beckman says:

    It’s not the acting. It’s the character. And the result. Picard is successful, but Kirk casually cheats death.

    Also, the camp. Just the right amount of camp.

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