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Kirk or Picard? Jeff Bezos Picks His Favorite 'Star Trek' Captain


Captain Jean-Luc Picard rules. So says Jeff Bezos

The Blue Origin founder apparently sides firmly with Sir Patrick Stewart's portrayal of Picard from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" when picking the best starship captain from the "Star Trek" franchise. Of course, that may be because Bezos hung out with Stewart at a recent event. 

"Kirk or Picard? Picard!" Bezos wrote on Twitter Saturday (March 10). Bezos also posted a photo of himself and his wife, Mackenzie Bezos, with Stewart and the actor's wife, Sunny Ozell, on the red carpet at last week's Academy Awards in Los Angeles. [The Best "Star Trek" Captains of All Time]

Bezos' bold decision sparked the inevitable debate on Twitter. Some Trek fans replied to his post to support the Picard decision, while others blasted Bezos for overlooking the obvious captain-y qualities of Capt. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) from the original "Star Trek" TV series and films.