What department were Picard and Kirk part of before they took command? (self.DaystromInstitute)
@guinan /r/DaystromInstitute is just about the only thing i ever go to reddit for without subsequently regretting it.
@brennen yep, one of the few subreddits I actually visit regularly!
@guinan I can definitely see Kirk climbing the ladder via being in tactical/security, especially with his penchant for mind-games and fist-fights.
Picard is a tricky one! I wonder if they'll go more into that in the coming series. I like that it's not made obvious in TNG - the focus on him is largely on weighty ethical decisions he has to make as a captain, and his sorta-solitary life enjoying other escapist interests he might sometimes momentarily regret not pursuing.
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