Re: Actors who would have made great Starfleet Captains
Melakon: I thought of Dennis Hopper, and that's exactly how I'd picture him. Not a "great" Starfleet Captain per se, but the guy's whose gone past the edge, seen too much and said "f*** it."
(Crispin Glover perhaps as a junior officer who gets possessed by the soul of an ancient criminal.)
Oh, there's another great Dennis Hopper villain I forgot--
Captain Howard Payne: Pop quiz, hotshot. There's a plasma bomb on a starship. Once the ship reaches Warp 6, the plasma bomb is armed. If it drops below Warp 6, it blows up. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?!
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For Duty and Humanity!
--Men in Black, 1934.