The Wormhole wrote:
The thing about Harriman is, the character had to appear incompetant so that Kikr could be awesome and swoop in to save the day.
Fortunately novels and comics which have featured him do a better job at depicting him as a competant officer and capable captain while providing logical reasons for his actions in Generations.
Yeah, the novels and comics really did a good job in redeeming Harriman, establishing that his first outing as Enterprise
captain was truly a disaster, but that he learned from his mistakes and later proved himself more than worthy for the position.