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Who Said It: Captain Kirk or Captain Picard?
by Staff
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?

"Let's see what's out there."

  • Kirk
  • Picard
  • Jonathan Archer

"A starship captain's most solemn oath is that he will give his life, even his entire crew, rather than violate the Prime Directive."

  • Kirk
  • Picard
  • Han Solo

"I'm tired of being responsible for 203 lives, and I'm tired of deciding which mission is too risky and which isn't, and who's going on the landing party and who doesn't and who lives and who dies."

  • Kirk
  • Picard
  • Christopher Pike

"Our missions are peaceful, not for conquest. When we do battle, it is only because we have no choice."

  • Kirk
  • Picard
  • Lieutenant Starbuck

"I'd be delighted to offer any advice I have on understanding women. When I have some, I'll let you know."

  • Kirk
  • Picard
  • Khan Noonien Singh

"If I ever kill you, you'll be awake. You'll be facing me. And you'll be armed."

  • Kirk
  • Picard
  • Malcolm Reynolds

"Tea, Earl Grey, hot."

  • Kirk
  • Picard
  • Jeffrey Sinclair

"One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it."

  • Kirk
  • Picard
  • Kathryn Janeway

"Do you know the one, 'All I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by...' You could feel the wind at your back, about you -- the sounds of the sea beneath you. And even if you take away the wind and the water, it's still the same. The ship is yours, you can feel her, and the stars are still there."

  • Kirk
  • Picard
  • Benjamin Sisko

"So, five card stud, nothing wild. And the sky's the limit."

  • Kirk
  • Picard
  • John Koenig