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Old December 24 2011, 06:19 AM   #1
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Best Starfleet Captains

It may be hard to find anybody who doesn't answer either Kirk or Picard for the best of all-time, but how would you fill out a top 5 Captains? The "best" may be debated elsewhere, but I don't think the debate even gets interesting until you get past 1 and 2. My list is here. I have a few unconventional choices. I'm curious to see what you think of these 5, and what 5 you would all choose...
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Old December 24 2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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Re: Best Starfleet Captains

1. Estaban
2. Estaban
3. Estaban
4. Estaban
5. Estaban
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Old December 24 2011, 02:17 PM   #3
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"Best" Starship Captain can cover an awfully wide range of categories, not all of them necessarily compatible with each other.
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Old December 25 2011, 03:49 PM   #4
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Your fifth choice of Mackenzie Calhoun makes no sense. Other than in some alternate universe, the guy would have been shown to the closest air lock as soon as Starfleet figure out who he was and put together the details of his back history.

Calhoun really is kind of pathetic.

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Old December 25 2011, 04:06 PM   #5
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Re: Best Starfleet Captains

My Top Five, in no order:

Capt. James T. Kirk
Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Capt. Edward Jellico
Capt. Hikaru Sulu
Capt. Will Decker*

(* - okay, a bit of a stretch maybe, but the kid looked like he had potential)
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Old December 25 2011, 09:37 PM   #6
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I would not mind have served under Captain Benjamin Maxwell (TNG: The Wounded). He seemed like a very honorable and trustworthy man.
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Old December 25 2011, 09:58 PM   #7
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He seemed like a very honorable and trustworthy man.
You mean honorable, other than killing all those Cardassians?
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Old December 28 2011, 04:51 PM   #8
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Old December 28 2011, 05:55 PM   #9
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Old December 28 2011, 07:39 PM   #10
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Ben Maxwell, for sure!
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Old December 28 2011, 07:41 PM   #11
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tighr wrote: View Post
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He seemed like a very honorable and trustworthy man.
You mean honorable, other than killing all those Cardassians?
Maxwell was right all along! I wish they had brought him back along with other Maquis sympathizers like Tom Riker and Cal Hudson. Did the latter survive or was he killed? Can't recall.
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Old December 28 2011, 07:46 PM   #12
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5. Willard Decker
4. Jean-Luc Picard
3. Christopher Pike ("The Cage")
2. Rachel Garret
1. Benjamin Sisko
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Old December 28 2011, 08:18 PM   #13
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Re: Best Starfleet Captains

1. Picard
2. Garrett
3. Sisko
4. Kirk
5. Janeway

BTW, this list of mine tends to fluctuate from time to time, except for the top 2 spots.
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Old December 28 2011, 08:39 PM   #14
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Has Ben Maxwell appeared in any novels? Can't recall.
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Old December 28 2011, 09:03 PM   #15
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