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Old June 7 2014, 04:13 PM   #46
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Re: Who Should Be the Next Captain of the Enterprise?

A totally new character, preferably an alien female, such as: Captain Tahrasuri zh'Sherr (an Andorian portrayed by Alex Kingston), Captain Zinaed Kyn (a Joined Trill portrayed by Indira Varma) or Captain T'Auran (a Vulcan portrayed by Ming-Na Wen).

They would symbolise a more diverse and inclusive crew roster for the E-E.
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Old June 7 2014, 05:24 PM   #47
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Re: Who Should Be the Next Captain of the Enterprise?

I think it's time a white male was given a chance to captain the Enterprise.
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Old June 7 2014, 10:10 PM   #48
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Re: Who Should Be the Next Captain of the Enterprise?

I'd have said Riker up 'til recently, but it wouldn't follow now.

I'd certainly like to see Picard either promoted or becoming an ambassador.

Data has probably got a way to go (I'm reading The Fall at the moment) before Starfleet, let alone command is likely.

Geordie could work.

Worf ? I really don't know if it would make sense to Starfleet to give him Enterprise.

Sisko - no, leave him in DS9.

Ro could be interesting - and she's already got rank.

Saavik - hmm, interesting !

Bateson could be good.

Apart from that, a good original character could work, but might be a sales problem. I've had an idea about Parminder Nagra in a Starfleet uniform for a while...
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Old June 7 2014, 10:38 PM   #49
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I've had an idea about Parminder Nagra in a Starfleet uniform for a while...
It's been done...

http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/File:Rana_Desai.jpg
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Old June 7 2014, 10:56 PM   #50
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I've had an idea about Parminder Nagra in a Starfleet uniform for a while...
It's been done...

http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/File:Rana_Desai.jpg
Yeah, but that was a hundred years ago...



Great grandmother maybe ?
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Old June 8 2014, 07:14 AM   #51
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Yeah, but that was a hundred years ago...



Great grandmother maybe ?
Not necessarily. Humans have been established as having a much longer lifespan in ST. Most of the TOS cast is still alive by the 24th century, and with the technological wonders we've seen through the various series there may not be an upper limit anymore.

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I agree with the assessment that TNG and Picard go together. We wouldn't want to run into a second "Let's kill of Janeway" drama.

However, there're still options to put another captain in the center seat - for a special or miniseries. We've seen Captains Worf, Data and W. Crusher already in Q&A. There's no reason their Enterprises couldn't reappear. Sisko could take temporary leave of his mundanely named Galaxy-class to command the Enterprise, just like B. Crusher is heading Station General on DS9 for a while. Let's have the cake and eat it.
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Old June 8 2014, 06:59 PM   #52
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I agree with the assessment that TNG and Picard go together.
I agree, but he can't stay a captain forever - he'd been that rank for years before TNG. Riker refused promotions for years, and even he outranks Picard now...
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Old June 8 2014, 07:07 PM   #53
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Personally, I'd prefer Picard off of the ship soon, to take up a diplomatic post or an admiral's position at home, or even to retire. Realistically, I know and understand that there's no way Picard is leaving that centre seat, and that we don't really have TNG any more if he's gone or not onboard a ship. It's just that after teasing out the idea of his stepping down over a number of books and in-universe years now, something needs to happen soon or it becomes a little laughable. He had a reprieve with the start of his new mission at the conclusion to The Fall - which I can buy, he's done this sort of thing before (see The Buried Age for another exploration-gives-him-a-shot-in-the-arm incident) - but there's only so many times you can do that.

I hope he doesn't die, though. I hope we see him eventually surrender the chair and enjoy his well-earned rest.
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Old June 8 2014, 09:28 PM   #54
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Sonya Gomez...
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Old June 8 2014, 11:05 PM   #55
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Does anyone remember DC Comics' TNG issue featuring time travel and Captain Wesley of the Enterprise, complete with moustache?
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Old June 9 2014, 01:17 AM   #56
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Does anyone remember DC Comics' TNG issue featuring time travel and Captain Wesley of the Enterprise, complete with moustache?
I do. That 'stache was a beauty . Not sure which issue. It's been so long!
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Old June 9 2014, 03:14 AM   #57
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Does anyone remember DC Comics' TNG issue featuring time travel and Captain Wesley of the Enterprise, complete with moustache?
I do. That 'stache was a beauty . Not sure which issue. It's been so long!
I guess that would be issue 18, "Forbidden Fruit," a fill-in written by David Stern and Mike O'Brien with art by Mike Manley and Robert Campanella.
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Old June 9 2014, 06:10 AM   #58
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^No, it was never called the flagship in TOS. But it was a top-of-the-line vessel, one of only a dozen of its class. It was meant to be a member of the biggest, most advanced, most powerful class in Starfleet at the time. Keep in mind that in the US Navy at the time, the current and previous ships named Enterprise had both been aircraft carriers.
Hmmm..You have a point there. I guess my bias is I never watched TOS that much, but started with watching all of the movies. By that time (and especially by STIII) it was very clear that the Enterprise herself was nothing special or top of the line anymore, it was the CREW that made it special. Except for the name and legacy, really anyone could captain that ship.

Rather than seeing the beginning of TNG when the Enterprise-D was portrayed as so awe inspiring that you really believed that only someone established and special would be allowed in the center seat there.
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Old June 9 2014, 05:08 PM   #59
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Re: Who Should Be the Next Captain of the Enterprise?

I agree with Deranged Nasat's comment above that the novels have flirted with the idea of Picard leaving the Enterprise so much that they need to either have him leave or stop bringing it up. Perhaps having the Enterprise go out on a new exploration mission is a way to try to put aside and forget the idea.

On the other hand, if they do decide to have Picard leave, it seems like the obvious choice should be Worf. He has a long history of Starfleet experience, has some diplomatic expertise, and has served as Picard's first officer for several years now.

On the other other hand, it could be interesting to have Worf remain first officer and replace Picard with an outsider, a la Jellico in Chain of Command. It would provide opportunities to explore new aspects of the crew's relationships as they adjust to a different style of command from someone they aren't familiar with. I doubt it would go over well with all of the readers, however.
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Old June 10 2014, 06:25 AM   #60
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Kira Nerys.
I'm not sure if this was intended seriously or as a joke, but it's honestly my favourite suggestion in this thread. But I'm guessing the writers' intent probably isn't to get her back into Starfleet.

I'm not really sure I want to see Worf in command of the big E. But TBH he wasn't really my favourite choice for first officer, either.

I also liked the suggestion of Benjamin Sisko. Assuming we want to go with characters that have already been established (not necessarily in novels), a couple of interesting choices could be Edam Astrun or Regina Farkas. Although I grant that neither of them would probably have the same "draw" that Kira or Sisko might.
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