Watch: Kirk v Columbus Epic Rap Battle

Today the popular Nice Peter web series created a special Columbus Day version of one of their "Epic Rap Battles of History," and this time they pit Captain James T. Kirk against Captain Christopher Columbus. So who is the best captain and explorer? See below to find out how it went down.



Kirk v Columbus

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The Kirk battle is the 14th Epic Rap Battle of History from Nice Peter. The most popular is their second outing from a year ago that put Adolph Hitler and Darth Vader into the cage. It has over 36 million views! Check it out.

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Gary A. Neumann
October 10, 2011 4:58 pm

WOW! First!

October 10, 2011 4:59 pm

I guess Trek news is getting sparse. :)

October 10, 2011 5:55 pm

Ive seen these over the past year, finaly a trek one. The Einstein and Hawking battle is gold!

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
October 10, 2011 6:06 pm

Kool. Don’t like Rap much though. Oh I am 4th!!!!. Like anyone really cares.

trekker 5
October 10, 2011 6:19 pm

Ok,would it be wrong to say I really did like both of those?! :)

New Horizon
October 10, 2011 7:00 pm

These two have been my long standing faves.

Pensive's Wetness
October 10, 2011 7:02 pm

not if your famous, @5. generally speaking, liking anything that the ‘undesirables’ like is epci fail fodder for the Poperazi f*cks…

October 10, 2011 7:27 pm


October 10, 2011 8:06 pm

Can’t believe I’m going to say this– But Rappin Kirk was pretty cool.

October 10, 2011 11:49 pm

I hate to say it, but I think Kirk was whooped.

My favorite, though, is Einstein vs. Hawking. Cracks me up every time.

October 11, 2011 12:39 am

Wow, this is the first one I’ve seen that is actually watchable.

Hat Rick
October 11, 2011 1:49 am

When are we going to see one with Captain Janeway? She’s in the news again.

October 11, 2011 2:53 am


October 11, 2011 3:09 am

Pffft. Greatest explorer? Archer owns them both. :-}

October 11, 2011 4:18 am

14. Yes, yes he does. Enterprise is also a better show than TOS.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
October 11, 2011 6:18 am

Well. Tas was better then all of them. Lol.

October 11, 2011 6:41 am

Kewl article on Captain Hepburn – urm – Janeway.
Many more missions to come!

October 11, 2011 7:23 am

Meh. Its alright I guess. Oh and I don’t dislike TOS as a whole, its just that it had so many stinkers.

October 11, 2011 8:00 am

Not nearly as good as the Gandalf/Dumbledore battle.

October 11, 2011 9:51 am

Where am I??? That was awful. Worse than TFF.

October 11, 2011 9:51 am

zach quinto talks trek 2 at trek web

October 11, 2011 10:18 am

Captain Picard vs Professor Xavier !!

Lt. Bailey
October 11, 2011 11:43 am

We should not complain about Trek Rap, after all we did get some Klingon Rap at the recent Vegas ST CON from Martok & Gowron. At least it was better than what you hear on the radio.

October 11, 2011 12:34 pm

I would like to see a Kirk vs Picard battle.

October 11, 2011 1:23 pm

they made kirk look like a pussy… they should have at least made him rap better

October 11, 2011 1:39 pm

wow… 26th.

October 11, 2011 4:13 pm

Well, two more minutes of my life I’ll never get back….

October 11, 2011 6:24 pm

Random question? Why does it matter to be first? Its just an article in which there is a spot to make a comment. Odd to me.

October 11, 2011 7:33 pm

Okay… probably gonna get a lot of guff here, but here goes…

How was Colombo and “explorer”? To explore in the sense of Star Trek is to seek out ways to improve ourselves both in knowledge & self growth. Colombo was commissioned to find a faster way to the Orient for commercial purposes. His failed journeys also started an international slave trade and genocide.

There, that’s my anti-Colombo rant for this cursed ‘holiday’.

(yeah, part American Indian… we were here for 20,000 years. I should say WE discovered America)

Also, NO ONE beats Captain Kirk!

Trek Nerd Central
October 12, 2011 5:31 am

@7. Ummm. . . . whaaa?

Bill Binder
October 12, 2011 11:46 am


Umm. I’m not going to say Columbus was praiseworthy. Also, I assume you’re talking about Columbus and not Columbo, the fictional detective.

Are you arguing he wasn’t a noble spirit? If so, fair enough. But you’re claiming he wasn’t an explorer? That’s just what his job was. He explored. Finding a faster route to the Orient involves exploring.

I don’t think you understand the word. I don’t mean that in a slam way. Exploring simply means going into unknown territories and discovering things about them.

So yeah, Columbus was an explorer. He was also a shitty dude. But so was Benito Mussolini. That doesn’t mean Mussolini wasn’t a journalist.

Red Dead Ryan
October 12, 2011 7:32 pm


Columbo is the original spelling of Columbus. I can’t remember why he changed the spelling though.

The TOS Purist aka The Purolator
October 14, 2011 11:49 am

Geez, couldn’t they make ANY references to the actual Original Series? Too many references to the crappy movies for my taste. Other than that, I have to admit this did make me laugh.

October 14, 2011 8:05 pm

#32, thank you… a lot of people had or latinized their names to make themselves sound more impressive.

#31, I do know what “explorer” means. I was using the word in a Star Trek context. He wasn’t out to “explore” strange new worlds (see what I did there?) for the benefit of mankind, he was looking for a shortcut in order to gain monetary gain & the eventual subjugation of an entire 2 continents worth of already millenia old civilizations.

October 15, 2011 3:30 am


October 19, 2011 3:16 am

epic rap battles of history 1 is fudging amazing

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup
October 19, 2011 9:52 pm


Columbus vs. Kirk = tied.