Friday, April 27, 2007

1. Captain Kirk vs. Khan

Found drifting in the S.S Botany Bay by Captain Kirk and crew, Khan and his band of super-humans outsmarted and out muscled the Enterprise crew and gained control of the ship. If not for a double-cross that saved Kirk's life, Khan would surely have been the future ruler of the Universe. But it was not to be, Round 1 to Kirk.

The rivalry would be renewed many years later as Khan escaped exile on Seti Alpha 5 (no, I did not have to look that up), hijacked a starship and hunted Kirk down for vengeance.

I won't ruin Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan for you but suffice it to say that Round 2 went to Kirk as well. Although only because Mr. Spock sacrificed himself to save the ship and crew - "That was hell of a thing when Spock died" (Seinfeld fans know what I'm talking about here).

Why This is a Great Rivalry
First of all, William Shatner vs. Ricardo Montalban - it doesn't get much better than that. This one had it all - decades of pent up hatred, stolen space cruisers, vengeance, and wrath - lots of wrath.

This little piece of video should provide you with a pretty good idea of what this rivalry was all about:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am going to go on the record and proclaim that Picard is far and above the greater of the captains. The Borg is by far the more dangerous enemy. I'm not saying i'm a huge fan of either - on the contrary, i've seen about 4 full episodes of Next Generation. I've tried to give the old hokey series a fair chance, but can't bring myself to sit through an entire episode - although i can admit, when kirk teamed up with President Lincoln, it blew my mind.