Re: Who Should Be the Next Captain of the Enterprise?
Imho, because of the sheer life expectancy Humans have in the 24th century, I believe Picard is physically and mentally fit enough to command Enterprise for another two decades at least. So, when he leaves will depend on his and Beverly's family plans, which may or may not include settling down and ambassadorship. Beverly herself might still have career interests as well.
I don't really see that there's any physical reason for Picard to ever have to retire. Medical immortality should really be a possibility by the end of the 24th century. I mean, we
don't seem more then three hundred and seventy years away from it right now.
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