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Kirk vs. Spock AS CAPTAINS

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    SharanMcQuack

    [1]May 20, 2009
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    OK, here' s the weird thing: Kirk makes the RIGHT decisions by emotion, gut and illogic.

    Spock makes the WRONG decisions by logic and reason. Remember "

    The Galileo Seven"
    Edited on 05/20/2009 11:03am
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    vampiredawn

    [2]May 22, 2009
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    Completely unrelated to your comment, I fail to see the competition. They are both competent, but work the best together. Spock turned down a command of his own because he preferred to be at Kirk's side, and that's how I prefer them too
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    seto1

    [3]May 22, 2009
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    It reminds me of the picard ,riker relationship.
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    Geniyuss13me

    [4]May 14, 2010
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    Kirk was a great leader, but Spock was a great teacher. Spock wasn't a bad commander: he was just not nearly as good as Kirk was at confident, intuitive leadership under fire. Spock was better than Kirk in many other ways, but not in this role.

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    skeeter291

    [5]May 16, 2010
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    But if you remember the end of The Galileo Seven Spock uses an "act of desperation" to save the remaining crew. He ejected the remaining fuel and by igniting it "senting up a flare" to the Enterprise. An emotional display arrived at by logical means. Remember Spock has emotions he just doesn't show them. That "first command" for Spock (in Galileo Seven) taught him that logic and emotion are tied hand in hand. In the other episode where Spock is in command you see that he takes the emotional responses of his crew and possible enemy into consideration. It's not a matter of right and wrong decisions; it's a matter of command style.

    Scott-
    Edited on 05/16/2010 1:58pm
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    OctoberGirl9

    [6]Jul 27, 2010
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    you rock Skeeter!
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