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View Poll Results: Best Sci-Fi Commander(s) of all time?
Captain Kirk (Star Trek TOS) 37 44.05%
Captain Picard (Star Trek TNG) 19 22.62%
Captain Sisco (Star Trek DS9) 17 20.24%
Captain Janeway (Star Trek Voyager) 3 3.57%
Captain Archer (Star Trek Enterprise) 3 3.57%
Captain Bridger (Seaquest) 5 5.95%
Commander Adama (Battlestar Galactica) 16 19.05%
Captain Sheridan (Babylon 5) 8 9.52%
Buck Rogers (Buck Rogers) 0 0%
Commander Coenig (Space 1999) 4 4.76%
Admiral Nelson (Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea) 1 1.19%
Mike Donovon/Julie Parrish (V) 0 0%
Hans Solo (Star Wars) 3 3.57%
Colonel McQueen (Space: Above & Beyond) 1 1.19%
Doctor Who (Doctor Who) 3 3.57%
Captain Dylan Hunt (Andromeda) 3 3.57%
Doctor Robinson (Lost in Space) 2 2.38%
Captain Mal Reynolds (Firefly/Serenity) 17 20.24%
Captain Christopher Pike (Star Trek) 3 3.57%
Colonel Jack O'Neill (Stargate SG-1) 10 11.90%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

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Old August 30 2013, 05:30 AM   #16
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Steve Zodiac above is from Gerry Anderson's Fireball XL5.
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Old August 30 2013, 06:14 AM   #17
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

What about:
Captain Elizabeth Lochley (B5)
Captain Belinda Blowhard (Starhyke)
Ka D'Argo (FarScape)
Captain Oliver Hudson (seaQuest)
Captain Turanga Leela (Futurama)

It's a shame the Christopher Pike listed isn't the original one from "The Cage", I liked him far better than Kirk in TOS.
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Old August 30 2013, 07:24 AM   #18
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

DoctorZ wrote: View Post
I'm a bit out of touch with Sci Fi. I have recently gotten back into it because of my kids, who are now becoming Star Trek fans. Could you please state where all the captains are from in your list, and maybe we can create a new poll that's more comprehsensive.
Okey dokey.

Captain Larry Dart - Space Patrol
Colonel Steve Zodiac - Fireball XL5
Captain Troy Tempest - Stingray
Commander Ed Straker - UFO
Captain Podley - Space Precinct
Captain Thrice - Lavender Castle
Commander Nathan Spring - Star Cops
Supreme Commander Servalan - Blakes 7
Doctor Benn - Star Fleet (X Bomber)

(Captain Scarlet) - actually in retrospect, it would be better to replace him on the list with his commanding officer, Colonel White (Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons)
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Old August 30 2013, 12:28 PM   #19
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

It was tough picking between the original Capt Kirk, Commander Adama, or Colonel O'Neal. Those three without a doubt are my favorites. I went with Adama for no other reason that I've recently rewatched some nuBSG episodes.
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Old August 30 2013, 01:37 PM   #20
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Though I'm a Picard guy at heart, I voted Kirk because... well..


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Old August 30 2013, 03:41 PM   #21
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The always awesome Captain James T. Kirk.
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Old August 30 2013, 08:45 PM   #22
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I love Sheridan and Adama (both), but I need to vote for someone who can beat Mal Reynolds, so it's Picard.

He may actually be my favourite anyway.

(Nothing against Mal Reynolds by the way, but never one of the best space captains. Maybe if the show had gone on for multiple seasons).
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Old August 30 2013, 11:00 PM   #23
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I love a lot of these characters, but I have to go with Picard as my favorite. He could make some annoying mistakes (I hated some of the stupid "prime directive" situations they put him and later ST captains through) but in general he was awesome and I think that, if it came down to a completely fair fight, he could beat (out captain?) anyone else on the list. It wouldn't be easy, but I think he'd come out on top.
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Old August 30 2013, 11:39 PM   #24
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Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
The Doctor's not a Captain...

The one I'd most likely follow to hell and back is Bill Adama, but the one who pops into my head when I hear or see the word Captain is Jean-Luc Picard
Well in a snese he is, he does command a ship (sort of) and goes where he wants in it (sort of). Though minor nit-pick the Character is called The Doctor not Doctor Who.

I'd also echo another comment which Adama are we talking about. the original Adama had it way easier than the re-imagined version. Commander Sinclair (B5). Commander Straker (UFO)
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Old August 30 2013, 11:57 PM   #25
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Push The Button wrote: View Post
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Also, thank you for including Commander Koenig, Space 1999 was an oasis of good TV SciFi back when there really was none, and Martin Landau is just plain awesome.
Agree.

Commander Coenig (Space 1999) Koenig with a K.
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Old August 31 2013, 12:17 AM   #26
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

if i were a crewmember of any rank i'd feel most comfortable under the command of Captain Picard.

Picard was always this level headed officer who tried to find a peaceful solution to any potentially volatile situation but if push came to shove he was a brilliant combat leader too.

Close second would be Sisko for much of the same reasons being taught by the same academy that produced Picard.

There are many others but many of them are pure military commanders like Adama or Sheridan which i'd like on my side when the shooting starts but for overal well roundedness it would have to be either Picard or Sisko.

However i'd drop anything to go out to party with Malcom Reynolds, Han Solo or Shatner Kirk
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Old August 31 2013, 12:25 AM   #27
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

No Robau?

Fail.
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Old August 31 2013, 12:49 AM   #28
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No Robau?

Fail.
Pussy got stabbed by a psycho Romulan

Kirk would have taken out all the Romulans on that ship save for the few women, seduced them AND had the time to bang them before blowing up the ship and call it a day
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Old August 31 2013, 01:09 AM   #29
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Adama, but I interpreted "best" as "most awesome / badass / charismatic", not "most capable / principled / noble". And certainly not "most philanthropic", as he clearly has sympathy for the figurative devil. Adama not only has a big heart but also just oozes charisma; he's the leader you would gladly follow into perdition's maw itself. The perfect word for Bill Adama, as played by Edward Olmos, is "spellbinding".

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No Robau?

Fail.
X 1000.

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Pussy got stabbed by a psycho Romulan
Didn't some carpenter get nailed to a couple of pieces of wood by the Romans once?
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Old August 31 2013, 01:25 AM   #30
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Interesting...only 1 female and only 1 non-white male out of the group...
Good point overall, but you've got both Janeway and Julie Parrish on the one hand, and Sisko and Adama on the other.

You could add Sam Carter, Kira Nerys, Commander Shepard (Mass Effect), Honor Harrington, Lando Calrissian, and Hikaru Sulu to add some more variety though.
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