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Who's the best Star Trek captain: Kirk or Picard?

If you want to rile up Trekkies, just ask them who's the best captain in the franchise. James Tiberius Kirk, portrayed by William Shatner, was the franchise's first real captain (sorry, Captain Pike fans) and later rebooted in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" film series (played by Chris Pine). But so many fans argue Jean-Luc Picard is actually the best captain, and we have the incredible Patrick Stewart to thank for keeping the "Star Trek" train going from the mid-1980s until the early 2000s. Who's the best captain?🖖

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Trekkies are celebrating Star Trek Day on September 8, so we're rehashing one of the biggest debates in the franchise—who's the best captain? Shatner has been Captain Kirk for 51 years, but Stewart fanned new life into the franchise in the '80s. And they're not just Starfleet captains... they're rap gods. Ha!

Who's the most iconic "Star Trek" captain?

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Captain Kirk is the originator, and it's always hard to top the original.

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But Captain Picard is a meme icon! That's how Trekkies know he's been best captain ever since "Star Trek: The Next Generation" premiered in 1987.

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FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Who's the best Star Trek captain: Kirk or Picard?
#TeamKirk
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamPicard