20 reasons why Picard is better than Kirk:

  1. If Kirk had been killed in the first episode, the show would have been reduced to 30 minutes of good acting.
  2. Picard can pilot the Enterprise through a minefield.
  3. Kirk doesn't have a maneuver named after him.
  4. Picard's science officer has perfect recall, knows the Vulcan neck pinch, and *never* sleeps.
  5. Kirk goes into the past, Picard goes into the future.
  6. Picard's Chief of Security wears chain mail.
  7. Kirk never ran around Starfleet Headquarters firing phasers at Admirals.
  8. Picard got blasted in the chest and lived.
  9. If Kirk wants a Bird of Prey, he has to steal one. Picard just has to ask, and the Klingons give him one.
  10. Picard's nemesis: an omnipotent malevolent being. Kirk's nemesis: a beer-bellied liar.
  11. Picard is assigned to protect the Klingon Empire from invasion by Romulans.
    Kirk is assigned to protect bins of wheat from invasion by tiny furballs.
  12. Picard succeeds in protecting the Klingon Empire from invasion by Romulans.
    Kirk fails to protect bins of wheat from invasion by tiny fuzzballs.
  13. Picard's engineer has X-Ray vision.
  14. Picard speaks Klingonese liquidly.
  15. Picard has the guts to stand among hundreds of Klingons and argue with them.
  16. Picard's chief engineer has never been drunken in service.
  17. Two words: designer shuttles.
  18. Picard didn't have to cheat at the Kobayashi Maru Test.
  19. If Picard ever met Trelane, he'd win the fencing duel.
  20. Picard was challenged by a god eight days a week - and always won.

20 reasons why Janeway is better than Picard:

  1. One word: hair.
  2. Drinks coffee, not that sissy "Earl Grey" stuff.
  3. Mutes the doctor when the doctor gets out of line.
  4. Picard likes to talk his way through. Janeway likes to punch her way through.
  5. Looks better in sleepwear. (Debatable)
  6. When Janeway lands her ship, it can take off again.
  7. Janeway has a First Officer with a tattoo.
  8. She doesn't have any pesky Federation Admirals to get in her way.
  9. Acknowledges freely when she breaks the Prime Directive instead of trying to weasle her way out of it with philosophical ramblings.
  10. 100 episodes and Wesley has yet to save the ship.
  11. She doesn't need to straighten her uniform every time she stands.
  12. She doesn't need to waste time learning foreign languages. All lifeforms in the Delta Quadrant speak perfect English.
  13. Slouches in her chair even in critical life-threatening moments.
  14. Janeway's Security Chief would never grow a ponytail.
  15. Janeway doesn't have to point which way to go when they set off.
  16. Has a more manly voice.
  17. Used to have a dog and a significant other, not some damn fish!
  18. Neelix. Replicator. Ok, this one's debatable.
  19. Riker never smiled at Picard that way (Thank God!!)
  20. Q asked Janeway to run away with him and she refused. Q asked Picard's girlfriend to run away with him and she accepted.

20 reasons Sisko is better than any other Star Trek Captain:

  1. He survived Wolf 359 without being on the Borg's side.
  2. He managed to blackmail a Ferengi.
  3. He sets the fashions for the Federation.
  4. He beat ex-terrorist Bajoran military at guerilla warfare.
  5. He'll never spend an episode wondering if he should have had a family.
  6. His security officer would have a reasonable explanation for growing a ponytail between episodes.
  7. He underwent torture by dehydration IN A POLO-NECK!
  8. He overturned centuries of Cardassian legal precedent by walking into a courtroom and just looking at the judge.
  9. Tests show, if he doesn't get his own way, he'll collapse the wormhole.
  10. When Picard falls in love, complex ethical reasons prevent him from continuing.
    When Sisko fell in love, the only thing that stopped him was her being a figment of somebody else's imagination.
  11. He throws a mean curve ball.
  12. Picard's entire command crew would NEVER all go to his quarters for a meal Picard had cooked himself.
  13. He trashed a gambling joint with his Science Officer.
  14. He's the equivalent of Moses in the Bajoran Religion.
  15. Omnipotent, shmomnipotent. He punched Q instead of hiding in his ready room.
  16. He shrugged off a Klingon's headbutt, roared, hit the Klingon off a console twice and flipped him over his back.
  17. Nobody ecapes from the Jem’Hadar. Except Sisko. Twice.
  18. Two words: Cloaking device.
  19. Starfleet ordered Picard to take command of the Enterprise, Sisko ordered Starfleet to give him the Defiant.
  20. Picard is a major figure in the Federation; Sisko is a major figure in Earth history.