posted on May, 13 2013 @ 10:33 AM
At fisticuffs? Probably Kirk, as he was younger. But, I think Picard would give him a good fight.
As far as cockiness while Captain of the Enterprise, Kirk wins here because he was younger at the time of command - he was given his first command (at
a young age) only because his CO was killed in battle. Picard lost his cockiness around the time he lost his heart in a bar brawl with Nausicaans,
after which he realized he needed to take his career more seriously. He worked his way up through command, never having the opportunity/luxury to be
designated as a CO in an emergency.
Picard, though, is a far more interesting Captain than Kirk. I think he wins in both character and personality and is a better commander overall.