Saw the other thread and musing now.
Back when the "Kirk vs Picard" (and "Data vs Spock", etc) debate theme was all the rage, I frowned at how TNG's best episode was their captain learning to play a little flute.
OTOH, Kirk saved Earth multiple times and kicked a lot of butt.
Not trolling, I really feel it's a no-contest.
ps. Spock's dad can beat up Data's dad.