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Old September 29 2013, 11:16 PM   #16
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Re: Actors who would have made great Starfleet Captains

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Old September 29 2013, 11:32 PM   #17
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^Admiral material there.
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Old September 30 2013, 12:04 AM   #18
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Old September 30 2013, 12:53 AM   #19
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Michael Fassbender, Christopher Lee, and of course Brian Blessed: "ENGAAAGE!"
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Old September 30 2013, 12:53 AM   #20
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The female captain from Star ship troopers would have made a great captain, but especially a female captain if they didn't have Kate Mulgrew.

Sandra Bullock as a second officer-just to see what would happen.

Tom Hanks- he would blow everyone away (figuratively speaking)
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Old September 30 2013, 06:43 PM   #21
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Tom Hanks and Christopher Lee would be nice. I was going to choose Michael Fassbender but I can't see him as anything more then a Commander, and Brian Blessed would make a better Klingon than a Captain.
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Old September 30 2013, 07:17 PM   #22
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Bonita Friedericy!!!

She would be so awesome.

So woudl Brenda Strong i really liked her as Captain Deladier in starship troopers she had a sense of grace and professionalism and gave me a sense of a female picard almost but with more obvious sense of humor.
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Old September 30 2013, 08:19 PM   #23
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Samuel L Jackson and Carolyn Seymour spring to mind for me. Maybe Jensen Ackles.
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Old September 30 2013, 09:28 PM   #24
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Hugo Weaving
Keith David
Gary Sinise
Bill Paxton
Robert Patrick
Tony Todd
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Tom Berenger
Thomas Jane
Keifer Sutherland
Kurt Russell
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Old September 30 2013, 10:03 PM   #25
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Cmdr.Druss wrote: View Post
Brian Blessed: "ENGAAAGE!"
I'd pay good money to see him Generations, in command of the Enterprise-D when the saucer hits reentry. "Ah well, who wants to live forever?" Cue the boisterous, maniacal laughter. "DIIIIIIIVE!!!"
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Old September 30 2013, 10:12 PM   #26
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Have you seen the footage of her as Janeway that they released on the Voyager DVD set? It was quite painfully bad...
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Old September 30 2013, 10:41 PM   #27
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Female actresses I think could have a good command presence as captain

Cate Blanchet
Amanda Tapping
Linda Hammilton
Lena Headey
Liv Tyler
Gillian Anderson
Anna Gunn
Sigourney Weaver
Suzie Plakson
Kate Beckinsale
Uma Thurman
Michelle Pfiffer
Charlize Theron
Reiko Aylesworth
Jessica Lang
Daryl Hannah
Lucy Liu
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Old September 30 2013, 11:02 PM   #28
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Carolyn Seymour is a perfect choice -- she was a badass Romulan commander, why not a Federation one? (Sam Jackson can do anything he wants, but somehow I feel like I'd be waiting to hear a Starfleet Captain use the word "motherfucker." )

TSC, that's a really strong list of female candidates. Cate Blanchett, Lena Headey, Charlize Theron, Gillian Anderson are all definitely certified with the necessary charisma and energy. Linda Hamilton and Sigourney Weaver too, although I admit I have trouble separating them from their pre-existing action-icon roles. (I have the same deal with Amanda Tapping, who built a great scientist character on the original Stargate but who I came to identify so much with that role that buying her as a commander got harder. Probably totally unfair, but it's there.)

A couple of the others I haven't actually seen in action (Anna Gunn, Reiko Aylesworth). I also have a feeling Jessica Chastain should maybe be on a list somewheres? But that's mostly on the strength of her look and her rep from Zero Dark Thirty, which I haven't actually seen. There's a couple others like that -- Annie Ilonzeh is another one who just looks right but I don't actually know anything about.
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Old September 30 2013, 11:03 PM   #29
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Have you seen the footage of her as Janeway that they released on the Voyager DVD set? It was quite painfully bad...
I have admittedly heard it was pretty bad. Haven't seen it though. I would have loved to believe otherwise, she had a pretty strong, regal presence in her prime...
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Old September 30 2013, 11:04 PM   #30
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Great thread idea, and lots of good names, though some would make better commanders or chief engineers (Richard Burton, think about it) than captains. Is it too late to turn this thread into "Starfleet Officers" instead of Captains?

And Tony Todd wouldn't make captain TheSubCommander, Jake would have to join starfleet first.

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