Could we have an alien Captain?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Yevetha, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Sjaddix

    Sjaddix Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Now come on casting as not been that bad. Especially compared to other Scifi shows. Minorities (talking humans) do actually do stuff in Trek.

    Battlestar: One minority of note and that character was orginally a black male.

    Terra Nova: All the minorities who do anything are female, impossible to find a male who does something that matters

    Stargate Universe: Two Asian Females and One Black Male, they got some decent stuff so pass.

    Falling Skies: Minority Female love interest, black guy dies first trope in full effect, black male and asian male barely get lines.

    So I protest the notion that Trek is not liberal in casting. Its easily in the Top 90% of SciFi related shows. Could it do better yes but so could all entertainment.
     
  2. Patrick O'Brien

    Patrick O'Brien Captain Captain

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    ^Nichelle Nichols, as Uhura, set the tone early on for the show.
     
  3. miggo

    miggo Cadet Newbie

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    Sjaddix, you're wrong.
     
  4. Sjaddix

    Sjaddix Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Explain it then. I have watched plenty of scifi and I just went through a list of recent scifi shows. Trek does pretty darn well in comparison. I don't see how that can be questionable.
     
  5. Herkimer Jitty

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    Excellent debate tactic. Do go on. I'm riveted.
     
  6. BrownShatner

    BrownShatner Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    2009's Romulans had some small rubber bumps, I guess, but for the most part they were going for the more natural facial-tattoo prison convict look. My guess is the next film's Klingons won't have crabshells glued onto their foreheads either.
     
  7. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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    I say sure. :)
    MY own stories, not only is the captain not a human, but neither is about 90-95 percent of the crew.:bolian: :vulcan:

    Check it out:
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    *bridge and uniforms might change, depending on the era I choose to go with.

    As you can see:
    Vulcan captain, A Dalek first officer, an Andorian navigator, helm is an Orion, the doctor's an older black human, a green haired yeoman, and the red head's an alien I made up. And the rest of the crew's made up of a bunch of other aliens as well. Not exactly a run of the mill crew line up, but I think if the stories are good, and the characters are likeable, it can work just fine.:cool:
     
  8. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I would love to see an alien Captain leading the next series (if there ever is one). I would also love to see another woman take the centre seat. As well as think that someone of a different ethnic background would also be great.

    So why not combine all three into one? So I give you:
    Captain T'Lar Hasan​

    Already had a couple of thoughts on who I could see in the role. Either:

    Laila Rouass
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    Indira Varma
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  9. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    As far as I could tell, JJ's Rommies were the same race as the TNG/DS9 Rommies, except for their personal style (bald w/tattoos rather than Prince Valiant wigged) and that's just to make them credible to the audience. The TNG era wigs and big shoulder pads would have been laughed off the screen. In both cases, the most prominent feature are those big pointy ears. Hard to look human with those elf-ears.
     
  10. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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    Well, a bunch of tattooed guys would just make me think they were being invaded by some Pantera fans, really.:p
     
  11. Yevetha

    Yevetha Commodore

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    Shoulder pads are probably for the military and aristocracy.
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No.
     
  13. Yevetha

    Yevetha Commodore

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    Elaborate.
     
  14. T'Cal

    T'Cal Commodore Commodore

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    Why not Worf? I always thought he'd end up being the first Klingon captain in Starfleet.
     
  15. Yevetha

    Yevetha Commodore

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    He is an Ambassador. Becoming captain would be a demotion.
     
  16. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Apparently Worf accepted the demotion because he was still in Starfleet a few years later with his previous rank of lieutenant commander.
     
  17. Yevetha

    Yevetha Commodore

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    In which book or movie?
     
  18. Bry_Sinclair

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    Also due to Worf's previous actions (destroying an unmanned civilian transport and then sacrificing a mission for Jadzia) Sisko pretty much told him that he doubted Worf would ever get his own command.

    I would love to see an established UFP species getting the centre seat: Andorian, Bolian, Trill, Vulcan.
     
  19. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Star Trek: Nemesis (three years after DS9's finale)

    I think that should be taken for what it actually was--just Sisko's opinion at the time. Otherwise, Worf may have long since redeemed himself. The incident on his service record may ultimately turn out to only prevent him from getting a command anytime soon, IMO.
     
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  20. Patrick O'Brien

    Patrick O'Brien Captain Captain

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    Worf is Picards first officer in the current TNG/Typhon Pact books.