Kirk v Picard script writing contest video bloggers George Takei and Wil Wheaton reflect on the presidential qualities Trek’s most famous captains. [Hollywood Media Elite Alert: the actors also opine on the current President]
Is Kirk Kennedy? Is Picard Churchill?
Politics aside the question of what leaders the captains are is an interesting one. In my view Kirk was a product of his day and he did have some Kennedy in him. I had a chance to ask Bob Justman if they were thinking Kennedy and he said ‘more Horatio Hornblower.’ For Picard I disagree with Wheaton on the Churchill thing. I see a more of Woodrow Wilson in him actually. An interesting point regarding the writers for the new movie is that they are both students of History. At a recent writers workshop with them I attended they talked about how they read a lot of biographies, specifically Presidential biographies. I hope to ask them what Presidents they see in Kirk and Picard (especially Kirk since they are writing him now).
NOTE: The views are those of the actors and not necessarily those of myself, this site, CBS or Fanlib. I know this site does not like to delve into politics, but in this one case (since they brought it up) it is allowed, just don’t attack your fellow posters and try and stay civil.
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UPDATE: If Trekkies Ruled
Reader Alasdair sends in a great link to a Photoshop Contest for "If Trekkies Ruled"…click image to see them all.