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View Poll Results: So which of the Captain's would you want to serve under?
TOS: Captain James Tiberius Kirk 14 21.54%
TNG: Captain Jean-Luc Picard 24 36.92%
DS9: Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko 18 27.69%
VOY: Captain Kathryn Janeway 5 7.69%
ENT: Captain Jonathan Archer 3 4.62%
STXI: Captain James Tiberius Kirk AKA Kirk 2.0 1 1.54%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old November 5 2012, 06:12 PM   #46
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Re: Which Captain would you want to serve under?

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My absolute preferred choice of Captain to serve with, would be Jellico. Without question.

Sure, he's a hardass. And not the most likable guy. But like I said, it's not his job to be your friend. I trust Jellico more than any other to carry out his mission efficiently, and not to throw away the lives of his crew needlessly.

you want a captain who doesn't care about crew morale and doesn't listen to his subordinates' views very much? OOOkay.

I guess when you're complaining that you're working twenty hour days for weeks at a time and he says "don't cry to me, get it done," you'll be satisfied that he's carrying out his mission efficiently.
There was no indication that was how Jellico normally carried out business. They were getting to be on the frontline of a possible war zone. It amazes me how many people leave that part out. It also amazes me how people leave out that he implemented shorter shifts, which is better for the crew.
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Old November 5 2012, 07:22 PM   #47
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My absolute preferred choice of Captain to serve with, would be Jellico. Without question.

Sure, he's a hardass. And not the most likable guy. But like I said, it's not his job to be your friend. I trust Jellico more than any other to carry out his mission efficiently, and not to throw away the lives of his crew needlessly.

you want a captain who doesn't care about crew morale and doesn't listen to his subordinates' views very much? OOOkay.

I guess when you're complaining that you're working twenty hour days for weeks at a time and he says "don't cry to me, get it done," you'll be satisfied that he's carrying out his mission efficiently.
There was no indication that was how Jellico normally carried out business. They were getting to be on the frontline of a possible war zone. It amazes me how many people leave that part out. It also amazes me how people leave out that he implemented shorter shifts, which is better for the crew.

I don't see how more shifts is better for the crew. Would you rather work one eight-hour shift in a day, or two six-hour shifts? Maybe it's just me, but I'd rather have longer shifts if it means less of them.


A fair point about the circumstances, but it's the only thing we have to go off of, because that's the only time we see him.(is he in any Trek fiction in more relaxed circumstances?)
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Old November 5 2012, 07:42 PM   #48
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Re: Which Captain would you want to serve under?

Ben Maxwell! Kill all of those Cardy bastards!
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Old November 5 2012, 07:46 PM   #49
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Kirk.

It's not fair to have two different versions of the character in the poll as it splits the vote.
Agree on both points.
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Old November 5 2012, 09:22 PM   #50
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I don't see how more shifts is better for the crew. Would you rather work one eight-hour shift in a day, or two six-hour shifts? Maybe it's just me, but I'd rather have longer shifts if it means less of them.

He was switching from three shifts to four. Which would mean people would be going from 8 hours on and 16 off to 6 on and 18 off. The longer someone sits and stares at a screen the worse their response time becomes. The change made for a safer ship and probably increased crew moral in the long run.
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Old November 6 2012, 05:00 AM   #51
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I don't see how more shifts is better for the crew. Would you rather work one eight-hour shift in a day, or two six-hour shifts? Maybe it's just me, but I'd rather have longer shifts if it means less of them.

He was switching from three shifts to four. Which would mean people would be going from 8 hours on and 16 off to 6 on and 18 off. The longer someone sits and stares at a screen the worse their response time becomes. The change made for a safer ship and probably increased crew moral in the long run.

Er, I don't think that's the way it was supposed to work. Four shifts is how you divide the workday, not necessarily four different groups of workers, just shifts. More shifts means more thinly spread personnel.

Given your interpretation, the crew should have been cheering, not complaining. You really think they'd have cared about extra paperwork and adjustment if it meant two less work hours a day?
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Old November 6 2012, 05:04 AM   #52
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I'm sure Jellico's crew on the Cairo weren't constantly bitching about his command style the way that TNG's were. In that case they complained simply because Jellico wasn't Picard.
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Old November 6 2012, 05:32 AM   #53
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Kirk.

It's not fair to have two different versions of the character in the poll as it splits the vote.
NuKirk only has one vote. So much for a split.
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Old November 7 2012, 04:41 AM   #54
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Why am I not surprised that Picard takes the lead.

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Old November 9 2012, 01:39 AM   #55
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Neither! I'm the CAPTAIN!... This is a no-uniform-no-clothing-ship. Young Ensign, engage.
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Old November 9 2012, 01:42 AM   #56
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Why am I not surprised that Picard takes the lead.

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Old November 9 2012, 01:20 PM   #57
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Sisko or Janeway. Archer would have driven me nuts. Though Sisko's blanking-out/vision thing might be a bit odd.
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Old November 9 2012, 07:37 PM   #58
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Picard. But the best would be Calhoun.
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Old November 10 2012, 12:16 AM   #59
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The Sisko. We can talk baseball.
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Old November 10 2012, 12:49 AM   #60
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Kirk. Because I want to a scientist and therefore I'm not wearing red. It was either him or Picard, the only thing I've got going for Picard is I'd probably live longer under his command and he wouldn't make advances.
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