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Star Trek - Original Series The one that started it all...

View Poll Results: Best Acting Captain
Spock 9 25.00%
Scotty 25 69.44%
Sulu 2 5.56%
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Old October 16 2013, 11:44 PM   #16
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Re: When the Captain's Away: TOS Version

I went with Scotty. I have no doubt that Jimmy Doohan imparted some of his own past military experience (He was a Canadian soldier on the D-Day landings on Juno Beach) into the part whenever he had command. His bearing in those situations was spot on.
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Old October 17 2013, 12:45 AM   #17
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Re: When the Captain's Away: TOS Version

Spock was awkward in the chair...Scotty was badass.
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Old October 18 2013, 04:12 AM   #18
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Re: When the Captain's Away: TOS Version

Scotty over Spock all the way, for all the reasons listed.
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Old October 18 2013, 04:36 AM   #19
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Re: When the Captain's Away: TOS Version

I always felt like it was clear in TOS that the only reason Scotty wasn't the XO was that he couldn't be spared away from the engines that frequently. (Plus, Spock's struggles with command and human culture provided interesting dramatic opportunities.) Scotty was nevertheless better in the chair hands down; as others have put it, he just had the instincts and intuition that Spock, for all his competence, lacked.

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I have no doubt that Jimmy Doohan imparted some of his own past military experience (He was a Canadian soldier on the D-Day landings on Juno Beach) into the part whenever he had command. His bearing in those situations was spot on.
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Old October 18 2013, 07:17 AM   #20
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Re: When the Captain's Away: TOS Version

Scotty doesn't back down! He seems more confident and natural than the others... Sometimes I feel like Spock is too connected to Kirk and feels like he's usurping Kirk's role.
In fact, Spock admits that he doesn't want the command a few times.. Even as his savage alter ego in Mirror Mirror.
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Old October 18 2013, 03:44 PM   #21
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Poor Sulu only has one vote.
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Old October 18 2013, 03:48 PM   #22
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Push The Button wrote: View Post
Poor Sulu only has one vote.
Wasn't in command enough times to make an impression on me one way or the other.
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