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Old May 5 2013, 07:18 AM   #16
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Re: Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

Favorite: Sisko. He seems the most human to me, and just a nice guy, even though he has some issues.

Least favorite: Janeway. But that's because of how the character was written, she was all over the place, being nice and sympathetic in one episode, and a right psychopath the next.
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Old May 5 2013, 07:55 AM   #17
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Re: Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

Favorite: Picard. He's calm, dignified, eloquent, and brilliant. And I love that he's this commanding figure, but he enjoys a cup of tea and a good book.

Least favorite: From what I've seen of ENT so far, Archer. What a dumbass.
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Old May 5 2013, 11:37 AM   #18
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Re: Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

Favorite: Picard. The kind of captain I'd like to serve with.
Least favorite: Jellico. I definitely would not want to serve with him. He got things done, but only by being an arrogant bastard.
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Old May 5 2013, 12:43 PM   #19
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Re: Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

Favourite - Kirk he was my childhood hero
Least favourite - Archer. I loved Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap but just could not take to him as a starship captain
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Old May 5 2013, 01:11 PM   #20
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Re: Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

Favorite is Sisko. All the Captains really are meant to harken back to the ideal of the Renaissance "man". But for me Sisko is the most complete and well rounded of the bunch. Husband, father, explorer, diplomat, warrior, chef, scientist, religious figure and more. Plus he seems to understand that ideals are all well and good, but they are meant to be a guide not a straight jacket.

Least favorite... Janeway. She is to my mind the very epitome of what you get when someone comes from too many generations of insular thinking. She's a Starfleet brat through and through and makes it clear all too often that she's not so much unwilling to consider other points of view than her own as valid, but rather unable to since in her mind there truly is just one way.
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Old May 5 2013, 04:30 PM   #21
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Re: Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

Kirk taught me the importance of putting your crew first and yourself second.

Picard taught me that even a leader must listen to the suggestions and guidance of his advisors.

Sisko, a man of action, taught me that when it is time to act, you act.

Archer taught of the importance of exploring and learning new things.

Janeway.....ummm keep to your principles I suppose ?

If I was going into battle give me Sisko or Kirk anytime. Negaotiating mining rights with a new species, Picard.
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Old May 5 2013, 06:06 PM   #22
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Re: Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

Mage wrote: View Post
Least favorite: Janeway. But that's because of how the character was written, she was all over the place, being nice and sympathetic in one episode, and a right psychopath the next.
Kirk could be like that. There are times when he was nice and understanding then there were times he could be a jerk. In season three of TOS there are sometimes he seems to bite the head off of Sulu and Chekov for no reason.
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Old May 5 2013, 06:13 PM   #23
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Favourite: Kirk

Least Favourite: Archer
Which Kirk? *points gun*
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Old May 5 2013, 07:46 PM   #24
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My favorite is J. T. Esteban, because he was so dependable Starfleet trusted him (over Kirk who had more reasons to do it! he was there and saw everything, andhad the Marcuses+Saavik already onboard) with the most controverted mission of the galaxy (too bad his ship took a "lucky shot", but at least he never had a shrink and a kid in his bridge, was not abducted by a deity from a wormhole, never got lost in the other side of the galaxy and didnt have to found his own version of Starfleet just because the one he had wasn't good enough)

My least favorite is Captain Spock. If he had done his job properly when Kirk asked for a place where to deposit Khan (what about "The planet Ceti Alpha 5 can support life BUT further analysis show the planet 6 will explode in aprox. 6 months and lay waste to 5"? then Kirk would just say "let's find another planet then" and a lot of pain would be spared for everyone. Such science officer....).

The green-blooded hobgoblin deserved the radiation poisoning he got.

As if all that wasn't enough, he CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD, ponfarred his first supposedly protegé, mind-raped the next (and SHE was arrested!), went to Romulus, made friends there including kids, then let the ENTIRE PLANET be destroyed by a supernova, in the process causing an entire screwed timeline to form where his home planet also bought it and Kirk picks fights at bars. Now he is dating Uhura, and I bet he didnt tell the poor girl his zombie self probably impregnated the half Romulan girl but it's alright because he left her on Vulcan to be sucked by a black hole. Ugh. Won't he never stop?
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Old May 5 2013, 08:31 PM   #25
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Re: Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

Favorite: Kirk (TOS version)
Least Favorite: Sisko
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Old May 5 2013, 08:34 PM   #26
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Re: Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

Favourite: Prime Universe Kirk - easily!

Least Favourite: Would have to be Archer (if really pushed for an answer). I don't have any particular "gripe" with the character though, and certainly don't dislike him.
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Old May 5 2013, 08:35 PM   #27
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Re: Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

Favorite: Sisko. He's the most balanced of all of them. He's a good captain, and he has a life outside of that.

Least Favorite: Archer. He just seems like he'd be a lot more comfortable in a cockpit than the captain's chair.
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Old May 5 2013, 08:48 PM   #28
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Captain Kirk, of course, is my favorite captain.
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Old May 5 2013, 09:30 PM   #29
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Re: Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

I'd go with either Kirk or Picard as top choice. And either Janeway or Archer for bottom. Janeway suffered from inconsistant writing which hurt her character.
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Old May 5 2013, 11:04 PM   #30
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Sisko to win a war.

Picard to prevent a war.

Kirk to defeat a superior force one on one.

Janeway to supply the coffee.

Archer to yell at aliens.
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