Kirk was great for rushing in where angels fear to tread.
Picard in contrast was an intellectual. He probably was the most competent, cultured and educated of all starfleet captains. Just imagine, he could quote Shakespeare and Mobby Dick off the top of his head.
But Picard wasn't just a diplomat. In battle times he maybe could not fight the Aliens with his own fists very well, but he was a very good strategist. Just think of the Picard maneuver against the Ferengi.
And if tyrants take me, And throw me in prison, My thoughts will burst free, Like blossoms in season.
Foundations will crumble, The structure will tumble, And free men will cry:
Thoughts are free!
Last edited by TheTrekkie : 03-11-2008 at 07:06 AM.