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DavidGutierrez October 12 2013 01:37 AM

When the Captain's Away: VOY Version
 
Who was the best commander of Voyager in Janeway's absence? I'm not counting Culluh or any random alien. Just the regular crew.

Who was the best by way of tactics, diplomacy, sheer badassery? Chakotay, Tuvok, Tom, Harry, Seven, or the Doctor?

R. Star October 12 2013 07:31 AM

Re: When the Captain's Away: VOY Version
 
Activate the photonic cannon!

Bry_Sinclair October 13 2013 08:43 PM

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Has to be Tuvok, no question about it for me.

As for the others:
Chakotay - Without Janeway there to tell him what to do he'd be lost
Paris - A decent pilot, not exactly leadership material
Kim - Sorry, but no one takes a seven year ensign seriously
Seven - I'm actually surprised she was never given command, seeing as how she did everything else onboard
EMH - I don't trust holograms, anyone that can be reprogrammed or deleted with a single command isn't suitable for the starboard side seat.

Danny99 October 15 2013 12:58 AM

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Chakotay in earlier years gets my vote. I think he definitely scored massive points in Scorpion for his dealings with the Borg and putting himself on the line to save the ship at the end.

The Doctor in command was a joke. I like Robert Picardo when he is acting, but not when he is hamming it up.

jibrilmudo October 15 2013 01:09 AM

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If I was on the ship, I'd count on Tuvok for day to day missions, and ep1 Maquis Chakotay to get us out of a scrape.

LeadHead October 15 2013 02:16 AM

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Tom Paris has always been my favorite character from Voyager and I really wish he'd had more command opportunities. He did well on Delta Flyer missions and the occasional bout in the Captain's chair. I'd think that his combo of humor and directness would help the crew, especially if he was in command because Janeway/Chakotay/Tuvok were injured/missing/all of them crashed a shuttle/they ate leola root soup again/etc.

I really wish that Voyager had made better use of its whole cast, then we might've seen Tom take command more often.

MacLeod October 15 2013 08:37 PM

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Janeway: "Gerntleman I've decided to clone myself, so as to ensure the best person is always in command." :p

As for who was the best after Janeway, I wouldn't say any really tand out, but that was a failure by the producers of VOY under utilsing those characters.

R. Star October 15 2013 10:00 PM

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MacLeod wrote: (Post 8774521)
Janeway: "Gerntleman I've decided to clone myself, so as to ensure the best person is always in command." :p

As for who was the best after Janeway, I wouldn't say any really tand out, but that was a failure by the producers of VOY under utilsing those characters.

That wouldn't work... Deadlock showed us they'll just get in a pissing match with each other that results in the destruction of the ship. ;)

MacLeod October 15 2013 11:58 PM

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Of course by the later seasons, most of the seniot staff should have been trained to be capable of assuming command you know in case something happened.

Captain Kathryn October 16 2013 05:05 PM

Re: When the Captain's Away: VOY Version
 
One word: ECH!

Come on!

Even though I voted for the Doc, I guess I would have to realistically say Chakotay, Harry, or Tuvok.

R. Star October 16 2013 09:12 PM

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I voted for the Doc too, but that's my like of the character coloring my vision.

Tuvok would be my next choice as he really seemed to own the role in Resolutions. That part of the episode was much better than Janeway and her monkey.

Captain Kathryn October 16 2013 09:42 PM

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By monkey do you mean the chimp or Chakotay? :P

R. Star October 16 2013 10:18 PM

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Ghost of Tuvix wrote: (Post 8779162)
By monkey do you mean the chimp or Chakotay? :P

I left that one ambiguous on purpose. ;)

bbailey861 October 17 2013 12:14 AM

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Tuvok gets my vote. He has command presence.

Captain Kathryn October 17 2013 09:47 PM

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Quote:

GoRe Star wrote: (Post 8759905)
Activate the photonic cannon!

THAT'S MY FAVORITE LINE IN THE SERIES.


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