I love a good geek fight. No, not the fisticuffs type, though I have to admit I’ve never witnessed one. I would be willing to part with a dollar to watch one. I’m referring to arguments. Specifically, the kind where inflamed Comic Book Guys write things like, “Worst. [fill in the blank]. Evar.”

Thanks to the interwebs there is no shortage of arguments. And, let’s be honest here, we geeks are not needing for things to argue about. That is doubly so when it comes to sci-fi.

And then there is Star Trek.

I would like to pose a The Original Series (TOS) versus The Next Generation (TNG) question in hopes of stirring the pot. Forget all that mess about who is the better captain. That isn’t an interesting question considering both Captains are only as strong as their weakest links. Their weakest links, on the other hand, has possibilities.

So, I pose the following question: Which crew is the weakest link? Kirk’s (TOS) or Picard’s (TNG)? There are some weak links in both chains of command.

I specifically want to examine two episodes, one from each series, which showcase just how thick both crews can be.


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This article was first posted on January 26, 2013