Star Trek Star Trek, Paramount+, and a Defense of the Greatest Star Trek Captain

@Snarf Zagyg I will applaud you on another well themed and well executed post As usual, here are my departures/disagreements and the reasons for them.

STD... Still the best abbreviation for ST: Discovery because we didn't ask for it, but they gave it to us anyway...

Kirk and Spock as a pairing... While I agree that Kirk is one of the two best Captains, I think that placing Kirk and Spock as a pairing does a great disservice to DeForrest Kelly's portrayal as Dr. McCoy. They were much more of a trio, with interactions between Kirk and Bones, Spock and Bones, Kirk and Spock and all three together providing a solid basis for the series on its own. Add the rest of the cast and you have the powerhouse that set the stage.

Honestly, I would say the TNG and DS9 were the exceptions because ENT (Archer, Tripp and T'Pol) and VOY (Janeway, Chakoty and Tuvok) were trios set as foils against one another. But that's just my take.

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I missed this thread, but I kind of see Picard vs. Kirk similarly to Daniel Craig vs. Sean Connery, respectively. Craig brought greater depth to Bond, but Connery is the classic.

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