Ted Cruz: Captain Kirk Is Probably a Republican; Shatner: That’s Silly

Ted Cruz is a Trekkie, and he geeked out a bit about Star Trek in an interview this week with New York Times Magazine.

After talking about his love for characters like Han Solo and Spider-Man, Cruz said he absolutely prefers Captain James T. Kirk to Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Cruz argued that Kirk was a “complete captain” with both heart and mind, but in The Next Generation, “Picard was Kirk’s rational side, and William Riker was his passionate site.”

And yes, he continued:


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