Many people have served as captain on the U.S.S. Enterprise. But out of all the captains in Starfleet, two hold a special place in our hearts: Captain James Tiberius Kirk and Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Think you know who is who?
Did you guess Kirk? If so, you're wrong! Captain Jean-Luc Picard spoke these words in "Encounter at Farpoint," the debut episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
James T. Kirk said these words in the episode "The Omega Glory." The Prime Directive states that no member of Starfleet may interfere with the internal affairs of another civilization, particularly if that civilization has not yet developed space travel technology.
This one was almost a trick question. The answer is Captain Christopher Pike, the first captain of the Enterprise from the original series. The pilot episode of the series was called "The Cage." When "Star Trek" went into production, Kirk was the new captain. Fans would get a glimpse of Captain Pike in the two-part story "The Menagerie" and again in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek film.
It wasn't the diplomatic Picard who said this line. Captain Kirk made this statement in "The Squire of the Gothos." The Enterprise encounters Trelane, a seemingly omnipotent being. Picard would later deal with his own immortal pain in the butt: Q.
It was Captain Picard who admitted to having little understanding of women. Captain Kirk, on the other hand, appeared to understand them a little too well.
If you're a Browncoat, you got this one. Serenity's Captain Malcolm Reynolds from the television series "Firefly" had his own peculiar sense of honor. He'd probably enjoy a drink (or three) with Captain Kirk.
This one was a giveaway -- Earl Grey tea was Captain Picard's drink of choice.
In "Dagger of the Mind," Kirk reveals to McCoy that while he may listen to what his colleagues have to say about a subject, he'll end up doing what he darn well pleases.
James Kirk said these words in "The Ultimate Computer." While Trekkers usually think of Picard as the more poetic of the two captains, Kirk could wax poetic with the best of them.
These were Picard's final words on the last episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation."