Best Starfleet Captains

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  1. Kooz

    Kooz Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    It may be hard to find anybody who doesn't answer either Kirk or Picard for the best of all-time, but how would you fill out a top 5 Captains? The "best" may be debated elsewhere, but I don't think the debate even gets interesting until you get past 1 and 2. My list is here. I have a few unconventional choices. I'm curious to see what you think of these 5, and what 5 you would all choose...
     
  2. BillJ

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    1. Estaban
    2. Estaban
    3. Estaban
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  3. 7thsealord

    7thsealord Captain Captain

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    "Best" Starship Captain can cover an awfully wide range of categories, not all of them necessarily compatible with each other.
     
  4. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Your fifth choice of Mackenzie Calhoun makes no sense. Other than in some alternate universe, the guy would have been shown to the closest air lock as soon as Starfleet figure out who he was and put together the details of his back history.

    Calhoun really is kind of pathetic.

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  5. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My Top Five, in no order:

    Capt. James T. Kirk
    Capt. Benjamin Sisko
    Capt. Edward Jellico
    Capt. Hikaru Sulu
    Capt. Will Decker*

    (* - okay, a bit of a stretch maybe, but the kid looked like he had potential)
     
  6. Anji

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    I would not mind have served under Captain Benjamin Maxwell (TNG: The Wounded). He seemed like a very honorable and trustworthy man.
     
  7. tighr

    tighr Commodore Commodore

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    You mean honorable, other than killing all those Cardassians?
     
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  10. T'Cal

    T'Cal Commodore Commodore

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    Ben Maxwell, for sure!
     
  11. T'Cal

    T'Cal Commodore Commodore

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    Maxwell was right all along! I wish they had brought him back along with other Maquis sympathizers like Tom Riker and Cal Hudson. Did the latter survive or was he killed? Can't recall.
     
  12. Bry_Sinclair

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    5. Willard Decker
    4. Jean-Luc Picard
    3. Christopher Pike ("The Cage")
    2. Rachel Garret
    1. Benjamin Sisko
     
  13. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

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    1. Picard
    2. Garrett
    3. Sisko
    4. Kirk
    5. Janeway

    BTW, this list of mine tends to fluctuate from time to time, except for the top 2 spots.
     
  14. Ultramann

    Ultramann Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Has Ben Maxwell appeared in any novels? Can't recall.
     
  15. Chemahkuu

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  16. Kooz

    Kooz Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I love that Garrett gets so much love. That's the kind of thing that makes Trek fans so great.
     
  17. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

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    Garrett had the balls to take on 4 Romulan Warbirds. Not out smart and/or run, fight. And she was willing to go back even though she knew they'd never survive. She's got more cajones than the other Captains put together.

    Also, where does all this Robau love come from? I never saw anything special about him. He put the elder Kirk in command and sacrificed himself as it turn out for very little.

    At least Janeway's sacrifice saved billions of lives, her ship, her crew and herself (Year of Hell). And around here she's not very well liked.
     
  18. BillJ

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    Robau is the Boba Fett of the Trek universe. Beloved even though he got little screen time and went out like a bitch. :lol:
     
  19. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    It took a Romulan supership from the future, a demented insane warlord of a Romulan, planetoid destroying artillary, a ten foot metal trident, and blowing his ship out infront of him, just to kill him, face to face no less. Sorry but a 'few minutes' or not, that's a hell of a lot just to kill one man.
     
  20. T'Girl

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    Nero: "I'm looking for the one responsible for the destruction of my world."
    Robau: "I, Robau destroyed your world."
    Nero: "You destroyed my world?"
    Robau: "Yeah, right after I fukked your mother, now release my ship bitch."

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