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Old May 13 2009, 12:30 PM   #1
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Why is Captain Robau so popular?

One thing I can't figure out, is why is the Kelvin's Captain Robau so popular on this board? He was killed in the first five minutes of this film but he seems to be incredibly popular.

Is it because he's a Trek character with sorta a Star Warsy sounding name? I mean "Robau", that might as well be Jedi Robau or something, it's the not standard Trek name.
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Old May 13 2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

He's badass. 'nuff said.
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Old May 13 2009, 12:36 PM   #3
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

But why?
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Old May 13 2009, 12:37 PM   #4
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

Because he is cool, sexy and totally delicious. This is from a older woman's point of view.
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Old May 13 2009, 12:44 PM   #5
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

In-joke. Like the sombreros.
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Old May 13 2009, 12:44 PM   #6
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

Because he faced death in the eye, remained cool in Chuck Norris/Vin Diesel proportions, and gave his life to help save his crew. This is from a younger man's point of view

Also, even in 5 minutes he's a vast departure from the usual, incompetent non-hero Trek captains.
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Old May 13 2009, 12:46 PM   #7
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

Cyke101 wrote: View Post
Also, even in 5 minutes he's a vast departure from the usual, incompetent non-hero Trek captains.
Agreed. Different captains for different eras; for a chaotic era like the TOS era, Robau is perfect. Now him, I would want to lead me in battle, not some captain who sprouts negotiation-nonsense until I'm dead.
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Old May 13 2009, 12:49 PM   #8
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

I've posted it before and I say again... left his ship, talked a microscopic amount of smack and was promptly gutted. I don't see the bad-ass-osity in that.

Now George Kirk... he was a bad-ass, big damn hero.
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Old May 13 2009, 12:51 PM   #9
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

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I've posted it before and I say again... left his ship, talked a microscopic amount of smack and was promptly gutted. I don't see the bad-ass-osity in that.

Now George Kirk... he was a bad-ass, big damn hero.
A hero is not necessarily badass, and the other way around.
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Old May 13 2009, 01:03 PM   #10
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

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I've posted it before and I say again... left his ship, talked a microscopic amount of smack and was promptly gutted. I don't see the bad-ass-osity in that.
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Old May 13 2009, 01:33 PM   #11
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

Because nearly every other Starfleet Captain we've seen onscreen (except for the hero of any particular show) is scheduled to get their balls installed next Tuesday. Robau's were factory equipped.
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Old May 13 2009, 01:53 PM   #12
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

As a fan of the ST novels; I fully expect a Robau mini-series that focuses on Kirk's father and mother.
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Old May 13 2009, 01:53 PM   #13
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

I think most people (including myself) think it's a fresh new face on a Captain's chair. I really liked the character, even though he only lasted a couple minutes in the film.
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Old May 13 2009, 01:59 PM   #14
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

I said it in the Robau thread, and I'll elaborate here. He goes on a shuttlecraft, alone, to a gigantic unknown ship that just disabled his ship with a few shots.

He is then brought for questioning, and what does he do?

"Who is your Captain? Is it him?"
"Then ask Captain Nero what gives him the right to attack a Federation vessel."

When they ask for the stardate, he looks at them like they're friggin' crazy.

Iron balls there, simply balls O'iron.
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Old May 13 2009, 02:23 PM   #15
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Re: Why is Captain Robau so popular?

KirkusOveractus wrote: View Post
I said it in the Robau thread, and I'll elaborate here. He goes on a shuttlecraft, alone, to a gigantic unknown ship that just disabled his ship with a few shots.

He is then brought for questioning, and what does he do?

"Who is your Captain? Is it him?"
"Then ask Captain Nero what gives him the right to attack a Federation vessel."

When they ask for the stardate, he looks at them like they're friggin' crazy.

Iron balls there, simply balls O'iron.
When you put it like that it makes compete sense. No doubt Nero saw there was no way to subvert a guy as brave as this, and his only recourse was to personally dispatch him there and then in a pique of impotent fury!
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