|No, he didn't say Captain Archer. Good guess though.|
|"What? I'm a huge Star Track fan. 'Keeenn!' |
See? You know, from the Wrath of Ken?"
"Kirk is a passionate fighter for justice, Picard is a cerebral philosopher."
-Ted Cruz, not very good at being trekkie
First of all, I'm not sure that phasering a primitive society's malfunctioning computer-god really qualifies as justice, but sure, I'll give him passionate.
|Pictured: Vaal, the computer-god on Gamma Trianguli VI which Kirk |
destroys before warping away and leaving the planet's natives to pick up
the pieces of their shattered culture and-holy shit, Kirk sort of is America...
|Twice the fists, twice the |
raw punching power.
|Poor Lieutenant, Leslie. He will be |
missed. By someone. I assume.
I'm not saying that Picard's crew didn't have their share of Borg-related mishaps and sentient oil-slick related fatalities, but 64 out of a crew of 1014 over seven seasons? Way better odds. Also, they had holodecks. Whose ship would you rather be on?
|One of these captains is an accomplished, competent |
Starfleet officer. The other is Captain James T. Kirk.
|A whole movie, in a language like 8 people|
actually speak and he's calling you out Ted.
"I think it is quite likely that Kirk is a Republican and that Picard is a Democrat."
-Ted Cruz, digging
himself in deeper
Even William Shatner took to Twitter to call Cruz's assertions ridiculous, and he once shot an entire movie in esperanto.
This is where I'm always a little suspicious of conservatives who identify themselves as trekkies. Like it's a show about how the future will be a shining secular humanist utopia where everyone gets along, there's no war and humans don't believe in money. So what's the appeal for guys like Ted Cruz?
|I'm not saying there aren't people like Ted Cruz on Star Trek,|
I'm just saying their not exactly Captain Kirk.