The absolute worst captain in Star Trek

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Mr Silver, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Mr Silver

    Mr Silver Commodore Newbie

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    Just like the other thread, but this time who do you think is the worst captain in all of Star Trek?

    I'm going to have to say that Ronald Tracey was a terrible captain. Apart from violating the prime directive and abandoning his crew in order to save his own life, he then went on to fight a war and supplied his side with phasers.
     
  2. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Who the heck is Ronald Tracey?

    I vote for Janeway.. by a long mile.
     
  3. Mr Silver

    Mr Silver Commodore Newbie

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    Ronald Tracey appeared in TOS "The Omega Glory".

    I can see why Janeway might be seen as the worst of the worst, but you have to take her incredible success into account as well. She essentially defied the odds and got the majority of her crew back home, whilst dealing the Borg a crippling blow.
     
  4. Fang66

    Fang66 Lieutenant Commander

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  5. sonak

    sonak Vice Admiral Admiral

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    of regulars, it's Jonathan Archer. From his utter lack of command presence, to his petulance and immaturity when it came to the Vulcans, to the way he seems to have gotten his position through nepotism rather than qualifications, to his bumbling style, I really have no idea where they thought they were going with this character but it wasn't working.
     
  6. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    Yep, Tracy was pretty terrible.
     
  7. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, seriously. I don't care what you think of Janeway, compared to Tracey she's a total saint.
     
  8. Yevetha

    Yevetha Commodore

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    Rudolph Ransom
     
  9. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    J.T. Esteban
     
  10. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    Thomas Halloway. We never saw him do anything good...
     
  11. ichab

    ichab Commodore Commodore

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    Captain "Not until Tuesday" from Generations. What a complete boob.
     
  12. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

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    Styles in Star Trek III, everything about him screams dumbass.
     
  13. Deckerd

    Deckerd Fleet Arse Premium Member

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  14. SFRabid

    SFRabid Commodore Commodore

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    Does Commodore Decker count as a captain? I'd vote for him.
     
  15. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Yep. Commodores were basically senior captains during Kirk's time.
     
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    Xerxes1979 Captain Captain

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    Captain Kathryn "Wrongway" Janeway
     
  18. erastus25

    erastus25 Commodore Commodore

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    I think Decker had reason to go crazy - seeing his whole crew destroyed. So I'm cutting him a break.
     
  19. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Agree, Captain John Harriman. :vulcan:
     
  20. erastus25

    erastus25 Commodore Commodore

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    I'll also throw Garth of Izar into the mix.