The difference is, Chris Pine can pull off womanizing jock because he can actually act. William Shatner hadn't ever quite mastered that little thing called "acting" and his performance suffered because of it. I honestly prefer New!Kirk to Old!Kirk. New!Kirk is entertaining. Old!Kirk is just painful to watch. As for me, I really don't like how they've handled Samus in the Metroid series. They've tried to give her a personality beyond "STOIC SPACE BOUNTY HUNTER IN SPAAAAACE!" but it comes off as just... wrong. Thankfully, they're on a course correction with Metroid: Samus Returns and hopefully Prime 4.