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View Poll Results: Who's your favorite captain?
Kirk 65 25.69%
Picard 63 24.90%
Sisko 46 18.18%
Janeway 68 26.88%
Archer 9 3.56%
Harriman 2 0.79%
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Old January 4 2009, 01:42 AM   #1
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Who is your favourite captain?

Which captain is your favourite?
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Old January 4 2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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Re: Who is your favourite captain?

1. Kirk
2. Sisko / Picard (can't choose)
3. Archer
4. Janeway
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Old January 4 2009, 01:45 AM   #3
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Re: Who is your favourite captain?

Kirk/Sisko
Picard
Pike
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Janeway
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Archer
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Old January 4 2009, 02:44 AM   #4
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Re: Who is your favourite captain?

Archer. Just because.
Kirk: Too '60s hero.
Picard: A bit of a stiff.
Sisko: Like him.
Janeway: FINALLY, a female captain in a regular role.

Where's Captain Spock?
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Old January 4 2009, 02:59 AM   #5
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Re: Who is your favourite captain?

Harriman? Poor Jeffrey Hunter, he has been forgotten and replaced by Harriman, Star Trek's most incompetent captain.

As for my answer: THE SISKO
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Old January 4 2009, 03:20 AM   #6
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Re: Who is your favourite captain?

Why do people keep saying Harriman was incompetent? Just because Kirk died?
Also, the poll forgot Rachel Garrett...

Oh well. My favorite captain: Archer.
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Old January 4 2009, 03:21 AM   #7
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Re: Who is your favourite captain?

I'm going to have to say Picard. Diplomat and scholar wins in my book any day.

And they even made it cool to be smart! Wow!
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Old January 4 2009, 04:51 AM   #8
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Re: Who is your favourite captain?

There's something very wrong here. Archer and Janeway currently have votes but Kirk does not?
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Old January 4 2009, 04:54 AM   #9
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Re: Who is your favourite captain?

1). Christopher Pike.
2). Willard Decker.
3). James T. Kirk.

The rest need not apply.

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Old January 4 2009, 04:59 AM   #10
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Kirk or Picard, for different reasons. I could believe Picard as the guy in charge of a ship that size - Kirk, never. But Kirk was more fun.
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Old January 4 2009, 05:00 AM   #11
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Jellico.
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Old January 4 2009, 05:23 AM   #12
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Re: Who is your favourite captain?

The longer a campain was on the air the more their self important characters got on my nerves. This reached a hight in season seven of DS9. For this reason I pick Kirk. He was only on 3 season and a few movies.
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Old January 4 2009, 05:27 AM   #13
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Re: Who is your favourite captain?

Here are my opinions, without number rankings:

Kirk - the classic; lets hope the new movie doesnt kill the legend

Picard - smartest, most sophisticated; definitely the Sean Connery James Bond of the Trek franchise (Connery is the best Bond HANDS DOWN! nuff said)

Sisko - absolute coolest; like Mace Windu was the baddest ass Jedi Master

Janeway - best ta tas but too damn liberal

Archer - best dog, biggest creeper doc; hottest first officer and communications officer

Harriman - victim of poor dialogue and obligatory 'lets make Kirk look heroic and any other Federation officer look like a buffoon" scriptwriting

Garrett - kicked ass heroism for 1 appearance

Pike - wife loves Jeffery Hunter's blue eyes; gets extra points for making time with the original Orion slave girl

April - deserves more than an animated episode; when I heard the Enterprise concept, I hoped the series would focus on his career.
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Old January 4 2009, 05:32 AM   #14
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Captain Caveman!
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Old January 4 2009, 08:17 AM   #15
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Re: Who is your favourite captain?

apenpaap wrote: View Post
Which captain is your favourite?
1. Kirk. I have never been told what's wrong with saving the galaxy and getting the space babe every week. In addition, he's the one who started it all.

2. Sisko. A very close second, the head honcho of Deep Space NIne actually changed over his seven-year stint. In "Emissary," he was totally self-absorbed due to the death of his wife. By "What You Leave Behind," he defeated his enemies by being totally selfless and sacrificing himself for the greater good.

3. Archer. I always liked the characters even though they didn't have interesting things to until the final two seasons. I also was sad that the crew didn't get to seven seasons.

4. Janeway. Voyager was the most technically advanced series, but the captain always had her hair pulled back until she looked like a school marm. Once she let her hair down, the stories got better. What can I say?

5. Harriman. While he didn't have a lot to do in Generations, I thought he was great in "Of Gods and Men."

6. Picard. An unpleasant old coot when TNG began, and not much better throughout the series and the movies.
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