Re: Have Star Trek Writers Ever Tried to Create an Unlikable Character And welcome as we come careening back to my original point. He was a product of his time. The whole "free love" movement was in full swing back then. Having a lot of girlfriends wasn't that unusual or looked down upon. What was a likeble character then is not guaranteed to be a likable character now. Can you name a character like Kirk that has been created in the last 10-15 years who's actually likable? Can't think of one off the top of my head, but I'm willing to admit I don't know every SF character out there. Times change. And the mores of one generation aren't going to necessarily be the mores of another. Although, considering the stereotype of the average male fan of Trek, I've got to wonder how much of the Kirk hero worship is from guys who had trouble getting dates in high school.