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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, 12:24 AM   #1
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Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Who do you think is the best Sci Fi captain/commander or leader of all time?

1. Captain Kirk (Star Trek)
2. Captain Picard (Star Trek: TNG)
3. Captain Sisco (Star Trek: DS9)
4. Captain Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager)
5. Captain Archer (Star Trek: Enterprise)
6. Captain Pike (Star Trek)
7. Captain Reynolds (Firefly/Serenity)
8. Captain Bridger (Seaquest)
9. Commander Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
10. Captain Sheridan (Babylon 5)
11. Buck Rogers (Buck Rogers)
12. Commander Coenig (Space 1999)
13. Mike Donovon/Julie Parrish (V)
14. Hans Solo (Star Wars)
15. Colonel McQueen (Space: Above & Beyond)
16. Doctor Who (Doctor Who)
17. Captain Hunt (Andromeda)
18. Captain Bowman (2001: Space Odyssey)
19. Admiral Nelson (Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea)
20. Doctor Robinson (Lost In Space)
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Old August 30 2013, 12:27 AM   #2
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Why not make an actual poll?

Anyway, Captain Sheridan gets my vote this time.

Maybe this should be moved to Science Fiction & Fantasy
as this is a multi franchise question.
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Old August 30 2013, 12:27 AM   #3
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Sisko doesn't have a c.
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Old August 30 2013, 12:27 AM   #4
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

21. Captain Nemo (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea)
22. Commander Adams (Forbidden Planet)

Koenig doesn't have a C either.
Han Solo only has one S.

I'm sure Stargate SG-1 fans may think someone is left out.
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Old August 30 2013, 12:30 AM   #5
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Off that list: I guess...Kirk.(Shatner's Kirk).
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Old August 30 2013, 12:43 AM   #6
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Sorry, I was trying to create a poll. I didn't know a post was also created.
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Old August 30 2013, 12:47 AM   #7
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

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
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Old August 30 2013, 12:52 AM   #8
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Melakon wrote: View Post
21. Captain Nemo (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea)
22. Commander Adams (Forbidden Planet)

Koenig doesn't have a C either.
Han Solo only has one S.

I'm sure Stargate SG-1 fans may think someone is left out.
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Old August 30 2013, 12:59 AM   #9
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

I'm not sure Doctor Who counts as a commander! None of his companions ever listen to what he says!

And hey, what about:

Captain Larry Dart
Colonel Steve Zodiac
Captain Troy Tempest
Captain Scarlet
Commander Ed Straker
Captain Podley
Captain Thrice
Commander Nathan Spring
Supreme Commander Servalan
Doctor Benn

I'd still vote for John Koenig though.
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Old August 30 2013, 02:33 AM   #10
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Original Adama (Lorne Greene) or nuAdama (Edward James Olmos)? Unlike Kirk and nuKirk, for example, the two Adamas are almost completely different characters.

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.
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Old August 30 2013, 03:14 AM   #11
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

You know, while he only had one season on TV (and while I like him I probably wouldn't have voted for him) if Archer and Doctor Robinson can make it on the pool, what about commander Sinclair from Babylon 5? He seems like an odd person to leave out. unless the captain had to have commanded a ship, but even then if the guy from seaquest counts, I'd say Sinclair deserved a spot.
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Old August 30 2013, 03:25 AM   #12
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Andrew_Kearley wrote: View Post
I'm not sure Doctor Who counts as a commander! None of his companions ever listen to what he says!

And hey, what about:

Captain Larry Dart
Colonel Steve Zodiac
Captain Troy Tempest
Captain Scarlet
Commander Ed Straker
Captain Podley
Captain Thrice
Commander Nathan Spring
Supreme Commander Servalan
Doctor Benn

I'd still vote for John Koenig though.
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.
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Old August 30 2013, 03:26 AM   #13
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

kirk55555 wrote: View Post
You know, while he only had one season on TV (and while I like him I probably wouldn't have voted for him) if Archer and Doctor Robinson can make it on the pool, what about commander Sinclair from Babylon 5? He seems like an odd person to leave out. unless the captain had to have commanded a ship, but even then if the guy from seaquest counts, I'd say Sinclair deserved a spot.
Sorry I forgot about him. I never watched Babylon 5. Let get him added to the list for a new poll!
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Old August 30 2013, 03:34 AM   #14
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

DoctorZ wrote: View Post
Andrew_Kearley wrote: View Post
I'm not sure Doctor Who counts as a commander! None of his companions ever listen to what he says!

And hey, what about:

Captain Larry Dart
Colonel Steve Zodiac
Captain Troy Tempest
Captain Scarlet
Commander Ed Straker
Captain Podley
Captain Thrice
Commander Nathan Spring
Supreme Commander Servalan
Doctor Benn

I'd still vote for John Koenig though.
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.
Well some of them have the rank of Captain rather than being actual captains (damned millitary

Troy Tempest is from the Gerry Anderson series Stingray, Captain Scarlet is from the Anderson series of the same name, Straker from the Anderson series UFO (spotting a pattern here

Supreme Commander Servelan - the big bad gal from Blake's 7.

Commander Nathan Spring from the 1986 series Star Cops (series created by Chris Boucher who did a lot of work on Blake's 7)
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Old August 30 2013, 05:12 AM   #15
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Re: Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Interesting...only 1 female and only 1 non-white male out of the group...
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