Re: Captain of the next Trek series
battle hardened captain and tactical officer who for no likely reason possesses superior bat'leth and hand-to-hand combat skills than our gagh eating alien friends
This always bothered me. I mean, I guess Dax had a backstory that made her having at least a bit of skill with the bat'leth feasible, but other non-Klingon Starfleet characters using the weapon made very little sense. I've wielded a practice one, briefly and very amateurishly, and it doesn't seem like an easy weapon to learn real skill with at all. (For context: I actually have a reasonable level of competence with longsword, katana, and nunchaku.)
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