So let's think of TV actors who could handle the role but not based on their performance in any space opera series...
Michael J. Hall
Brian Austin Green
I could see Michael Emerson, Josh Holloway and Naveen Andrews in Star Trek
, just not as the captain.
And if anyone been watching Pan Am
(cue crickets), the entire crew could be transported to a Star Trek
series, especially Christina Ricci and the guy who plays Ted. (Not seeing any of them as the captain, tho).
doesn't count - I'm thinking of her SoA
persona - Janeway would run and cry and hide under the bed.
**Yes, Kirk's mommy is captain material, based on her performance in Once Upon a Time
. Maybe more natural as the space-pirate captain sort, tho.
***Mostly based on his role in Jericho.
I dunno if you can legitimately call Caprica
"space opera" anyway.