Duncan MacLeod wrote:
I find that a captain with a stick up his ass is far too ridged in his thinking. I'm afraid that sees Picard off the ship.
I don't agree. It's a captain's job to be rigid - to give orders, to enforce Federation policy. It is NOT the captain's job to be a friend or "pal" to his or her crew. If a captain chooses to do so anyway, that's fine, but it shouldn't get in the way of their essential mission.