I agree, all others pale in comparison!!! He was always looking to be the "virtue ethicist"; however, he was always more "passion "than "reason", which was supplied by his able #2 Mr. Spock, what a great team!!!
Captain James T Kirk is Captain of the Starship Enterprise and commanded it for several 5 year missions including after it's major refit period in 2271 which was covered in the features. Later Commanded the Enterprise A, an updated model of the original ship. More of a soldier then a diplomat then Captain Picard and also a bit of a ladies man.