Captain Kirk and Captain Picard feature in Star Trek television series and movies. The style and strengths of the two commanders were quite different from one another.

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Introduction (from Wikipedia) James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk is a character in the Star Trek media franchise. Kirk was first played by William Shatner as the principal lead character in the original Star Trek series. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (pronounced /ˌʒɔːn ˌluːk piˈkɑrd/) is a Star Trek character portrayed by Patrick Stewart. He appears in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the feature films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First
Home planet Earth (Riverside, Iowa) / USS Kelvin Shuttlecraft 37 (2009) Earth (La Barre, France)
Posting Commanding officer, USS Enterprise (NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-A) Commanding officer, USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D and NCC-1701-E)
Portrayed by William Shatner / Chris Pine (2009) Patrick Stewart
Rank Captain, Admiral / Cadet, First Officer, Captain (2009) Captain
Affiliation United Federation of Planets, Starfleet United Federation of Planets, Starfleet
Species Human Human
Skilled in combat Yes No
Era Late 23rd century (2264-2293) Late 24th century (2364- ~2400)

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