Yes but would you agree that Riker filled the Kirk role in TNG? I'd hate to say it but he's almost a carbon copy of Captain Kirk. As is Data to Spock. As is O'Brien to Scotty. Oh crap it's happened hasn't it, I'm a hopeless fanboy.
I've always been a sucker for a chick with curly hair but Uhura was pretty hot too. Wouldn't really mind having a 2009 bikini calender with both of em. Yar was pretty hot too. Talk about a calender that would make any virgin trekkie drool.
Jeff..Regarding your comment on Riker filling Kirks role.
I always thought the dynamic of the id, ego and superego were the metaphors Kirk, Spock, and Bones filled in their role with G. Roddenberry's orig cast. The interaction of these 3 characters in each episode always fascinated me.
I didn't see the same depth in TNG of character symbolism, although there are some character similarities. Does anyone else see any similar character dynamics in TNG?
You know people say I look a lot like a young William Shatner.
A couple of votes for Janeway this is certainly getting interesting. Although I'm not exactly in love with Janeway after TNG ended Voyager had a lot going for it and is by far the best Star Trek series after TNG.