Re: The Roddenberry Reputation
Picard is authoritarian. Riker is more laid back, and tough as nails when he has to be. Riker is
, in a sense, Kirk. Picard's command style is more formal, though he is more relaxed when among friends and compatriots. I admire that in him, and as much as I like James T. Kirk, I'd rather serve under Picard.
I think heaven is what you make it. When I close my eyes for the final time, I hope to wake up standing in a grassy, breezy, sunlit field, a green tennis ball at my feet, and a little black lab, with a white diamond on her chest, running right towards me.