Poll: Best Sci-Fi Captain of all time!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by DoctorZ, Aug 30, 2013.

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Best Sci-Fi Commander(s) of all time?

  1. Captain Kirk (Star Trek TOS)

    37 vote(s)
    44.0%
  2. Captain Picard (Star Trek TNG)

    19 vote(s)
    22.6%
  3. Captain Sisco (Star Trek DS9)

    17 vote(s)
    20.2%
  4. Captain Janeway (Star Trek Voyager)

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  5. Captain Archer (Star Trek Enterprise)

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. Captain Bridger (Seaquest)

    5 vote(s)
    6.0%
  7. Commander Adama (Battlestar Galactica)

    16 vote(s)
    19.0%
  8. Captain Sheridan (Babylon 5)

    8 vote(s)
    9.5%
  9. Buck Rogers (Buck Rogers)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Commander Coenig (Space 1999)

    4 vote(s)
    4.8%
  11. Admiral Nelson (Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea)

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  12. Mike Donovon/Julie Parrish (V)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Hans Solo (Star Wars)

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  14. Colonel McQueen (Space: Above & Beyond)

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  15. Doctor Who (Doctor Who)

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  16. Captain Dylan Hunt (Andromeda)

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  17. Doctor Robinson (Lost in Space)

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  18. Captain Mal Reynolds (Firefly/Serenity)

    17 vote(s)
    20.2%
  19. Captain Christopher Pike (Star Trek)

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  20. Colonel Jack O'Neill (Stargate SG-1)

    10 vote(s)
    11.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. DoctorZ

    DoctorZ Ensign Red Shirt

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    Who do you think is the best Sci Fi captain/commander or leader of all time?

    1. Captain Kirk (Star Trek)
    2. Captain Picard (Star Trek: TNG)
    3. Captain Sisco (Star Trek: DS9)
    4. Captain Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager)
    5. Captain Archer (Star Trek: Enterprise)
    6. Captain Pike (Star Trek)
    7. Captain Reynolds (Firefly/Serenity)
    8. Captain Bridger (Seaquest)
    9. Commander Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
    10. Captain Sheridan (Babylon 5)
    11. Buck Rogers (Buck Rogers)
    12. Commander Coenig (Space 1999)
    13. Mike Donovon/Julie Parrish (V)
    14. Hans Solo (Star Wars)
    15. Colonel McQueen (Space: Above & Beyond)
    16. Doctor Who (Doctor Who)
    17. Captain Hunt (Andromeda)
    18. Captain Bowman (2001: Space Odyssey)
    19. Admiral Nelson (Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea)
    20. Doctor Robinson (Lost In Space)
     
  2. JariM

    JariM Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Why not make an actual poll?

    Anyway, Captain Sheridan gets my vote this time.

    Maybe this should be moved to Science Fiction & Fantasy
    as this is a multi franchise question.
     
  3. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sisko doesn't have a c.
     
  4. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    21. Captain Nemo (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea)
    22. Commander Adams (Forbidden Planet)

    Koenig doesn't have a C either.
    Han Solo only has one S.

    I'm sure Stargate SG-1 fans may think someone is left out.
     
  5. Pondwater

    Pondwater Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Off that list: I guess...Kirk.(Shatner's Kirk).
     
  6. DoctorZ

    DoctorZ Ensign Red Shirt

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    Sorry, I was trying to create a poll. I didn't know a post was also created.
     
  7. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    The Doctor's not a Captain...

    The one I'd most likely follow to hell and back is Bill Adama, but the one who pops into my head when I hear or see the word Captain is Jean-Luc Picard
     
  8. Dream

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    "It's O'Neill, with 2 L's. There's another Colonel O'Neil with only one L - he has no sense of humor at all. ";)
     
  9. Andrew_Kearley

    Andrew_Kearley Captain Captain

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    I'm not sure Doctor Who counts as a commander! None of his companions ever listen to what he says! :)

    And hey, what about:

    Captain Larry Dart
    Colonel Steve Zodiac
    Captain Troy Tempest
    Captain Scarlet
    Commander Ed Straker
    Captain Podley
    Captain Thrice
    Commander Nathan Spring
    Supreme Commander Servalan
    Doctor Benn

    I'd still vote for John Koenig though.
     
  10. Push The Button

    Push The Button Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Original Adama (Lorne Greene) or nuAdama (Edward James Olmos)? Unlike Kirk and nuKirk, for example, the two Adamas are almost completely different characters.

    Also, thank you for including Commander Koenig, Space 1999 was an oasis of good TV SciFi back when there really was none, and Martin Landau is just plain awesome.
     
  11. kirk55555

    kirk55555 Commodore Commodore

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    You know, while he only had one season on TV (and while I like him I probably wouldn't have voted for him) if Archer and Doctor Robinson can make it on the pool, what about commander Sinclair from Babylon 5? He seems like an odd person to leave out. unless the captain had to have commanded a ship, but even then if the guy from seaquest counts, I'd say Sinclair deserved a spot.
     
  12. DoctorZ

    DoctorZ Ensign Red Shirt

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    I'm a bit out of touch with Sci Fi. I have recently gotten back into it because of my kids, who are now becoming Star Trek fans. Could you please state where all the captains are from in your list, and maybe we can create a new poll that's more comprehsensive.
     
  13. DoctorZ

    DoctorZ Ensign Red Shirt

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    Sorry I forgot about him. I never watched Babylon 5. Let get him added to the list for a new poll!
     
  14. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well some of them have the rank of Captain rather than being actual captains (damned millitary :)

    Troy Tempest is from the Gerry Anderson series Stingray, Captain Scarlet is from the Anderson series of the same name, Straker from the Anderson series UFO (spotting a pattern here :)

    Supreme Commander Servelan - the big bad gal from Blake's 7.

    Commander Nathan Spring from the 1986 series Star Cops (series created by Chris Boucher who did a lot of work on Blake's 7)
     
  15. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Commodore Commodore

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    Interesting...only 1 female and only 1 non-white male out of the group...
     
  16. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    Steve Zodiac above is from Gerry Anderson's Fireball XL5.
     
  17. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    What about:
    Captain Elizabeth Lochley (B5)
    Captain Belinda Blowhard (Starhyke)
    Ka D'Argo (FarScape)
    Captain Oliver Hudson (seaQuest)
    Captain Turanga Leela (Futurama)

    It's a shame the Christopher Pike listed isn't the original one from "The Cage", I liked him far better than Kirk in TOS.
     
  18. Andrew_Kearley

    Andrew_Kearley Captain Captain

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    Okey dokey.

    Captain Larry Dart - Space Patrol
    Colonel Steve Zodiac - Fireball XL5
    Captain Troy Tempest - Stingray
    Commander Ed Straker - UFO
    Captain Podley - Space Precinct
    Captain Thrice - Lavender Castle
    Commander Nathan Spring - Star Cops
    Supreme Commander Servalan - Blakes 7
    Doctor Benn - Star Fleet (X Bomber)

    (Captain Scarlet) - actually in retrospect, it would be better to replace him on the list with his commanding officer, Colonel White (Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons)
     
  19. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    It was tough picking between the original Capt Kirk, Commander Adama, or Colonel O'Neal. Those three without a doubt are my favorites. I went with Adama for no other reason that I've recently rewatched some nuBSG episodes.
     
  20. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Though I'm a Picard guy at heart, I voted Kirk because... well..


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