James Tiberius Kirk captained the Classic Star Trek Enterprise. Like James Bond and the popular image of President JFK, Kirk evoked the 1960s character-type of the sophisticated everyman who became superhuman in a crisis, out-thinking computers and out-maneuvering gods. Each episode, Kirk's evolving thoughts played out the tensions of the 1960s: he would begin an episode with 1950s militarism and end it advocating a 1960s search for peace.