Re: OTHER Starship Captains - Symbolism, Foreshadowing & Plot Devices
^Very well - the "gotta be done right now" scenario doesn't change my decision. The facts I point out still stand - she dies. Sounds cold, I know, but if I die, she dies anyway. There was a similar situation examined in TNG - Troi is taking a test to become a full commander. In the scenario, the ship is about to be destroyed due to a malfunction. LaForge could save the ship at the cost of his life. Troi doesn't pass the test untill she orders LaForge to repair the ship and sacrifice himself. So sometimes a commander has to make decisions like that, and they are messy. Given your scenario, the choice is clear - she dies.
"Enterprise, starship, the places you've been to, the things that you've shown us, the stories you tell, Enterprise, starship we sing to your spirit and the beings that have served you so long and so well"