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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 31 2013, 02:18 AM   #31
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

^ And it's not the OP's fault that those kinds of acting jobs were primarily offered to white men (and marionettes).
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Old August 31 2013, 04:07 AM   #32
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Indeed, indeed.
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Old August 31 2013, 05:06 AM   #33
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No Robau?

Fail.

Adding Robeau is like adding Henry Deacon to the "Who's your favorite Eureka character?" poll.

Unfair for any other contenders.
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Old August 31 2013, 07:33 AM   #34
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Though minor nit-pick the Character is called The Doctor not Doctor Who.
Can of worms alert!
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Old August 31 2013, 07:54 AM   #35
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I went for Sheridan but only because I don't regard The Doctor as a captain. Picard comes a very close second to Sheridan.
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Old August 31 2013, 11:04 AM   #36
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I'd also echo another comment which Adama are we talking about. the original Adama had it way easier than the re-imagined version.
That's why I made sure to say Bill Adama, to specify nuBSG's version
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Old August 31 2013, 12:16 PM   #37
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Adama (Either version)
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Old August 31 2013, 09:11 PM   #38
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Its spelled "Sisko," with a K, not a C.

Also, I call shenanigans on not includin' first names for all the characters, callin' Solo a captain, or includin' Jack from SG-1, since he didn't really command a ship, just a team.
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Old September 1 2013, 12:23 AM   #39
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Squadron Commander Flashheart! Woof!

Blackadder is Alt-History!
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Old September 1 2013, 05:18 AM   #40
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

My faves:

Shatner's James T. Kirk
Babylon 5's Commander Sinclair and Captain Sheridan
Stargate's Colonel Jack O'Neill

Still, Kirk takes the prize.
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Old September 1 2013, 06:14 AM   #41
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The Doctor is not really a captain but I can't resist voting for him anyway. Otherwise, I'd go with Picard.
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Old September 1 2013, 08:58 PM   #42
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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)
Commander Ed Straker - UFO
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Old September 1 2013, 09:24 PM   #43
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Its spelled "Sisko," with a K, not a C.

Also, I call shenanigans on not includin' first names for all the characters, callin' Solo a captain, or includin' Jack from SG-1, since he didn't really command a ship, just a team.
Solo wasn't a captain? It was the first thing he said!

ETA: Colonel Dan Dare.

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Old September 2 2013, 04:13 AM   #44
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Best Sci-Fi Captain/Commander? Pffft. That's Ace Rimmer*. (Red Dwarf)

Also, I can't believe no one's mentioned Commander John Crichton (Farscape) yet...




*(What a guy!)
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Old September 2 2013, 01:21 PM   #45
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Also, I can't believe no one's mentioned Commander John Crichton (Farscape) yet...
Well, that's because Dargo is the captain of Moya.
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