Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
I'm sure Jellico's crew on the Cairo weren't constantly bitching about his command style the way that TNG's were. In that case they complained simply because Jellico wasn't Picard.
Of course the crew of the Cairo wasn't constantly complaining. Did you see how quick Jellico booted Riker and next scene Data shows up in red? That still makes me laugh every time.
But yeah, the complainers he'd have shipped off a long time ago.
Jellico -was- a hardass. But not a malicious hardass. He's no less effective than Picard. Picard would let his people have free run so long as they got the job done, whereas Jellico was pretty much a micro-manager who wanted direct control of everything. Just different command styles. Even though he clearly disliked Riker, he even pandered to him for the good of the mission, so that's always his priority. Jellico was personable and nice to everyone the first time he met them, so it's not like he's going out of his way to be a jerk.
Though my favorite Jellico moment was him telling Troi to put some clothes on.