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View Poll Results: Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?
Kirk-original Star Trek 21 29.58%
Picard-The Next Generation 18 25.35%
Sisko-DS9 24 33.80%
Janeway-Voyager 7 9.86%
Archer-Enterprise 1 1.41%
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Old June 7 2010, 07:32 AM   #16
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Re: Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?

Picard, but I like Archer too.
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Old June 7 2010, 07:52 AM   #17
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Re: Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?

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Captain Jellico

'Nuff said.

You left out many good captains, so it is not a very accurate poll. My all time favorite would be Captain Pike from ST09.
I'm sure there were alot of other worthy choices in various episodes of each of the Star Trek shows and in the Star Trek movies. But this poll/thread is just about the 5 primary captains:
Kirk
Picard
Sisko
Janeway
Archer.
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Old June 7 2010, 09:53 PM   #18
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Re: Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?

I guess I'd say Captain Kirk, but only as sort of a least-bad option. Really, the five regular Captains tended to be some of my least favorite characters.

Kirk-too much of an egotistical, arrogant hotshot(Pine's Kirk is even worse)
Picard-too much of a pompous speech-maker who was waaay to letter-of-the law on the atrocious Prime Directive, leading to things like "Homeward" and "Pen Pals"
Sisko- not too bad until the whole goofy "he's a half-prophet messiah!" thing
Janeway-an autocratic, bipolar nutcase who made arbitrary decisions
Archer-listening to Phlox in "Dear Doctor." enough said.


However, as for the non-main five, Captain Spock and Captain Pike(both versions) are both good. And though I might come across as strange for this, I really like Captains Esteban and Harriman from the film series.
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Old June 7 2010, 10:00 PM   #19
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Re: Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?

Kirk, just because.
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Old June 7 2010, 10:16 PM   #20
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Sisko. Jellico a VERY close second.
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Old June 7 2010, 10:34 PM   #21
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Re: Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?

Kirk, Sisko, Archer, Picard and then Janeway
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Old June 7 2010, 10:48 PM   #22
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Re: Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?

Well, I switch between Picard and Sisko. I really like them both. Although Picard > Sisko as a captain in command. I think Picard earned more of peoples respect, well Sisko demanded it.

Anyway, this time around I voted for "The Sisko".
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Old June 7 2010, 11:20 PM   #23
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Re: Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?

I'm a Picard guy. Cultured, reserved, even underplayed, but with big balls of steel. The guy is awesome without trying to be.

Sisko is good, but too much on his toes for my tastes. Considering his position it's understandable, but still.

Kirk is good ol' fun. A swashbuckling hero, with brain and brawn to spare.

Janeway had a good concept (science-y type turned commander, with an impossible mission to survive), but she was written too erratically for me. So no strong opinion one way or the other.

Archer gets on my nerve every time I see him. Sorry.
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Old June 8 2010, 12:43 AM   #24
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Qualified Captains:

1. Sisko (Best Captain)
2. Kirk
3. Picard
4. Janeway
5. Spock
6. Scotty


Disqualified Captains:

1. Archer (Worst Captain)
2. Number One
3. Riker
4. Pike
5. Chakotay
6. Data
(as much as I love this silly android, he really doesn't make a good Captain, though)
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Old June 8 2010, 02:57 PM   #25
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Picard definitely. I like his idealism.
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Old June 9 2010, 11:21 AM   #26
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Re: Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?

My vote goes to Picard. It's not easy to choose because, except for Archer, who seems a little too naive most of the time, all the other captains each have a set of qualities that make them remarkable. I see them as alternative answers to the question "What makes a good captain?". One is not necessarily better or worse than the other.
But, if I had to trust any of them with my life and if I had a choice it would be Picard.

I also love the idea of Captain Spock, though. The moment I saw Spock in the captain's chair on the Enterprise bridge (in "Wrath of Kahn" if I'm not mistaken) was extremely rewarding. I think Spock is the real captain of the original Enterprise anyway, so he fully deserved to sit in that chair.
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Old June 9 2010, 02:24 PM   #27
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Kirk!
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Old June 9 2010, 03:18 PM   #28
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Re: Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?

If the question was which is the BEST captain then I'd probably go for Picard because he contains some elements that I think make for a great captain. He's an intellectual that likes to think problems through rather than acting on gut instinct, he always looks for the peaceful solution to a problem but has a steely resolve when the situation requires it, and he is perfectly willing to delegate to his crew.

But since the question is which is my FAVOURITE captain I'd have to go for Sisko. He wasn't the best example of a captain, he had a temper that he lost control of many times, but I found him to be a more balanced human being. In the very first episode we saw him grappling with the grief of his wife's death, we saw him raise a son alone, and we saw him develop a relationship with someone new. We also got to see him grapple with the responsibilities of being a religious icon and a man with a destiny.


Kirk is enjoyable to watch and arguably the most fun captain, but I've got to agree with the great philosopher John Locke when he called Kirk a pisspoor captain.

Janeway had her moments, but she was wildly inconsistent between episodes and often did annoying things.

Archer was a naive fool for the first two seasons, but he grew a lot in season 3 due to having the weight of the world on his shoulders, and he was a much better character in season 4.
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Old June 9 2010, 05:38 PM   #29
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and with my vote, sisko takes the lead!
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Old June 13 2010, 04:53 PM   #30
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Sisko. He had to balance som many things and mixed good old diplomacy with military action. He also had command over the largest number of people of any captain.
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