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From 1966 to 2017, a History of Star Trek Captains

Here's a look at the captains who have piloted the series to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Captain James T. Kirk played by William Shatner 
Star Trek, 1966-1969

Captain Kirk was like the James Bond of outer space, a true space cowboy if there ever was one. 

Captain Jean-Luc Picard played by Patrick Stewart
Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1987-1994

One of the most authoritative captains, you can clearly tell that Stewart used to be a Shakespearian actor. 

Captain Benjamin Sisko played by Avery Brooks
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1999

The first of the series to deviate and not be set on the Enterprise. Sisko slightly overlapped with Picard but definitely had his own storyline. 

Captain Kathryn Janeway played by Kate Mulgrew
Star Trek: Voyager, 1995-2001

The #AlphaRising of the Star Fleet, Janeway's tremendous courage was the hallmark of her captaincy. 

Captain John Archer played by Scott Bakula
Star Trek: Enterprise, 2001-2005 

Captain of the first starship that could explore distant solar systems, resulting in a lot of newer species. 

Captain Lorca played by Jason Isaacs
Star Trek: Discovery, 2017-?

The U.S.S. Discovery is off on a new adventure after the franchise has heavily relied on movies with Chris Pine as a younger Captain Kirk.

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