Re: I am taking command of the fleet.
R. Star wrote:
Because the script required a reason for Picard to charge in and save the day.
this, and it was also about making Picard look more like Kirk. The whole "order the Enterprise away from the battle" nonsense was about making Picard look like more of a badass by defying orders and doing what was necessary to charge in and save the day. Making him look more like Kirk, to put it bluntly.
"somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold."
-The Seventh Doctor