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Captain MAJ May 10 2010 12:50 PM

Which Captain Would you like to Serve Under?
 
I think this is an interesting question, Rather than, "Which Captain do you want to be?"

Who would you most want to serve under? Who would you like to take orders from? Who would you trust most to get you home safe? Why?

This is regardless of the ship, only the captain. I have limited the choices to the five series Captains and Spock since he was Captain of the Enterprise for awhile in STII.

On second thought, I'll throw Pike in there too.

My Choice would be Picard. There is something about him. He is a very strong character, he inspires confidence in his crew, demands respect, yet encourages expression and does not stifle his crew. Tactician, Diplomat, culturist, and he knows how to have a good time. :techman:

So what's your choice?

Arix May 10 2010 01:31 PM

Re: Which Captain Would you like to Serve Under?
 
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Captain MAJ wrote: (Post 4064794)
I think this is an interesting question, Rather than, "Which Captain do you want to be?"

Who would you most want to serve under? Who would you like to take orders from? Who would you trust most to get you home safe? Why?

This is regardless of the ship, only the captain. I have limited the choices to the five series Captains and Spock since he was Captain of the Enterprise for awhile in STII.

On second thought, I'll throw Pike in there too.

My Choice would be Picard. There is something about him. He is a very strong character, he inspires confidence in his crew, demands respect, yet encourages expression and does not stifle his crew. Tactician, Diplomat, culturist, and he knows how to have a good time. :techman:

So what's your choice?

Hmmm, what a tough question! I went with Picard as well... To be honest I would probably want to serve under ALL the Captains, there's not a Captain on that list I don't like and wouldn't be happy to serve...

sbk1234 May 10 2010 08:45 PM

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I'll agree with Arix. I did pick PIcard, since he seems like the one I'd most like to learn to emulate personally, and is in the most control. I'd feel safest with him in command.

Kirby May 10 2010 09:23 PM

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I like Sisko's no-nonsense leadership style and I'm a big fan of baseball and I love to cook. More importantly, I'd also rather hang out at Quarks then 10 Forward...

macloudt May 10 2010 09:39 PM

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I also voted for Sisko. He's no-nonsense yet approachable. I respect his character more as I think it's more challenging to be in charge of a station like DS9 than a starship. Also I'd love to swap recipes with him.

Luther Sloan May 10 2010 10:01 PM

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Sisko. No question. He is one cool cat of a character.

Lor'Vela May 11 2010 12:05 AM

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Kirk and Picard would be my first choices. Ultimately, I think I would choose Picard. There's something about him that seems more... rational.

Nightdiamond May 11 2010 12:20 AM

Re: Which Captain Would you like to Serve Under?
 
Janeway seems to be the most nice of all- however I'd have to go with Sisko. Janeway and Picard a close second.

Sisko seems approachable, more like an everyday type of person.

Janeway seems like she wanted to connect with the crew which is not a bad thing at all.

Picard really cares about his crew, but appeared somewhat a little distant, not as accessible to some crew members.

If you're talking promotion wise, Picard also seems fair with giving promotions.

He also seemed fair with giving some a fair chance, like the Bajoran ensign from the academy.

SFRabid May 11 2010 01:51 AM

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I went with Sisko. He is more laid back and personable. I think he takes care of his people.

Picard would be at the bottom of my list. Serving under him would lead to my courtmarshal. The first time he used the Prime Directive to let a planet full of people die I'd hack the computers and beam him to that planet.

indolover May 11 2010 02:24 AM

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Picard or Sisko.

Picard is one you can look up to. you know he is a seat of reason and judgement, and would be able to sus out a situation to a tee. He also gains respect by earning the trust of his crew.

Sisko is more no-nonsense and more aggressive than Picard, but he is fair in his judgments and has his crew's best interests at heart.

I'd want Picard in a diplomatic situation, or a situation that at first was difficult to figure out a solution. Sisko would be best to serve under in a military situation, or where the crew had to fight to get its way.

Arix May 11 2010 04:01 AM

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Kirby wrote: (Post 4066270)
I like Sisko's no-nonsense leadership style and I'm a big fan of baseball and I love to cook. More importantly, I'd also rather hang out at Quarks then 10 Forward...

I was rather tempted to choose Sisko for the same reasons, and I think ultimately I'd want to be like Worf and serve under both Picard and Sisko! :lol:

And stepping outside the Captain for a minute, I'd also find it hard to choose between serving on the Ent-D (I mean, its the flagship, boldly going where no one has gone before!) or on DS9 - I'd probably do a few years of adventuring on the Ent-D, then settle down on DS9.

And as awesome as Quark's is, Ten Forward does have Guinan... ;)

Luther Sloan May 11 2010 04:15 AM

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Sisko was great because it seemed like he was a Captain you could talk to (like in the episode "Adversary"). Picard didn't seem like a Captain that you can talk to so easily about things (if you were a lowly crew member). I mean, Picard had a hard time dealing with children even. I imagine Riker was the one who crew members went to if they needed some type of advice about something. Plus, Sisko was a very communicative father that spent time with Jake (whenever he had the chance). That type of attitude and perspective goes a long way when it comes to being a leader.

RegFan May 11 2010 02:35 PM

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Archer, with Picard as a close second. He seems quite moral and he cares about his crew a lot. He also doesn't seem as distant as Picard. On the other hand, I'd probably feel safer serving under Picard. If Kirk and Sisko were real persons, I wouldn't like them very much. Janeway made some really bad decisions.

barnaclelapse May 11 2010 02:36 PM

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Picard. If I die I can at least die knowing he won't be laughing his ass off at the end of the episode.

GalaxyClass1701 May 11 2010 04:37 PM

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By far Sisko he isn't a hard ass and I find him quite inspiring.


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