So in case anyone wants to know, my work schedule is weekends, when I can easily blog and read other blogs and surf the net in the middle of the night. During the week when everyone else is working, I write and do the mommy/wife thing. So I may be slow blog hopping, but I make up for it on weekends.
Anyway, today is the letter J :
And in keeping with my monthly theme of fave characters, here are two characters the world would be less interesting without:
Captain James T. Kirk and Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Two completely different leadership styles and personalities, but equally effective on the job as starship captain. What I love about James T. Kirk is his ability to manipulate his own recklessness and use it to his advantage. A brilliant mind, a true friend, and a brave and fearless leader.
As for Jean-Luc Picard, well who couldn't love that polished reserve. A true Renaissance man indeed, not afraid to stick up for what's right and for those he cherishes. Kirk is a hard act to follow, but Picard had enough of his own individuality to pull it off with flying colors.
The writers of the Star Trek TV series and films really knew how to develop these characters and keep the audience relating to them. After all, they voyaged where no one had voyaged before, and even that isn't enough to keep fans following if they can't bond with the characters.
How about you? Are you a fan of both Kirk and Picard? Who's ship would you want to be on if you were a member of Starfleet? Have another J character to share?