Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6
I think you're making a distinction where I'm not sure one exists. It's like trying to distinguish between the U.S. Government and the U.S. Military. The latter doesn't exist without the former.
More like M*A*S*H and AfterMASH, isn't it?
The setting - military, Starfleet - is a major part of the appeal.
Star Trek has never been about
the Federation government, and has actually featured far more about Klingon politics then it ever delved into Earth's workings (I can count the appearances of the Federation president on one hand).
'Spock is always right, even when he's wrong. It's the tone of voice, the supernatural reasonability; this is not a man like us; this is a god.'
- Philip K. Dick