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Why People Prefer Kirk

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“Spock never had to deal with this...”

4 replies on “Why People Prefer Kirk”

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.

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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