I guess Kirk was the original Russel Crowe in a way.
He was great at negotiation though. I still remember how he negotiated with Kahn for an extra minute to send him the genesis project then sent a couple of photon torpedo's up his butt instead.
Not sure Picard could have handled that one. Imagine. Troi - "I sense great anger captain" Kaboom.
In reality i think people are honing in too much on Kirks macho side as if it is a choice between the macho and the brain. In fact Kirk was as much a diplomate as picard was plus he could use his fist when needed. Just watch the original series.
Last edited by Chris Fawkes : 03-10-2008 at 08:26 PM.