Who is your favourite and least favourite captain?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by garaks the best, May 4, 2013.

  1. garaks the best

    garaks the best Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Feb 9, 2013
    My fav is sisko because i liked seeing a captain who was a family man and i personally enjoyed his emissary story.In the pale moonlight also cemented him as the captain i like the most.

    Picard sadly gets my vote as my least favourite but not because i dislike him i just like the others a little more.
  2. Sam_I_Am

    Sam_I_Am Captain Captain

    Apr 10, 2004
    New Taipei, Taiwan
    Picard is my favourite. He's an intellectual, a diplomat, sophisticated and a blend of my two favourite countries: UK and France. He seems to me to be the Captain who stands up for human (and alien) dignity and rights.

    My least favourite would be Captain Archer. I admit to not having seen a lot of Enterprise but he was bland, dithered a lot and had little charisma.
  3. Lucky

    Lucky Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 20, 2004
    Favorite: Captain Kirk, a great captain and childhood hero of mine. Brilliant at strategy and coming up with unique situations to problems.

    Least Favorite: Captain Janeway. She was okay at times, but I didn't always agree with many of her decisions and didn't think the writing for her was very consistent.
  4. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 15, 2012
    Picard would be my favorite. To me, he pretty much epitomized what a Starfleet captain should be. A cultured man, calm in a crisis, a skilled diplomat and negotiator, who quietly won the loyalty and respect of his people by being quietly competent.

    Archer... is the exact opposite. He often seemed panicked as if he was over his head much of the time. He seemed to have zero diplomatic skills, quarreled with his subordinates regularly, and never had a plan for anything. While he was good at improvising his way out of situations, he'd have avoided getting into most of them if he had just listened to his subordinates or done some planning ahead of time.

    As for middle of the pack? Sisko, Kirk and Janeway in that order.
  5. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    Kirk or Picard for me. OK - Picard, he's more cerebral.

    And Janeway. Couldn't stand her. Maybe played by a different actress she'd have been less awful, but I don't know...
    Last edited: May 4, 2013
  6. Casting Couch

    Casting Couch Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Gene's office
    Favorite: Kirk.

    Least favorite: Archer.
  7. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Ferguson, MO, USA
    Favorite: Benjamin Sisko-the most realistic and down-to-earth captain.

    Least favorite: Jonathan Archer-I just don't think this captain had much swagger to him.
  8. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    You didn't specify main characters, so I'm going outside the box:

    Favorite: Captain Proton
    Worst: Captain Dirgo (TNG: Final Mission)
  9. Josan

    Josan Commodore Commodore

    Feb 11, 2007
    London, Canada
    Favourite: Kirk

    Least Favourite: Archer
  10. JiNX-01

    JiNX-01 Admiral Admiral

    Dec 29, 2002
    Kirk Favorite
    Picard Least Favorite
  11. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    Favorite: Picard

    No character in history has more moral force than Picard.

    Least favorite: Archer

    Archer had a way of delivering lines that I just found irritating.
  12. King Bob

    King Bob Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    Favorite: Kirk. Big risk, big reward character.

    Least Favorite: I really don't have a least favorite.
  13. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    People's Gaypublic of Drugafornia
    Favorite: Either Picard or Janeway

    Least Favorite: Sisko
  14. Gojira

    Gojira Commodore Commodore

    Oct 15, 2008
    Stompin' on Tokyo
    It really is a serious tie between kirk and Picard. I can't choose a side because they're both so good yet so different. Archer would be my least favorite.
  15. Casting Couch

    Casting Couch Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Gene's office
    ^ So, you're with Weird Al? ;)
  16. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

    Jun 17, 2007
    Favorite: Sisko. He seems the most human to me, and just a nice guy, even though he has some issues.

    Least favorite: Janeway. But that's because of how the character was written, she was all over the place, being nice and sympathetic in one episode, and a right psychopath the next.
  17. Ryva Brall

    Ryva Brall Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 13, 2013
    Empok Nor
    Favorite: Picard. He's calm, dignified, eloquent, and brilliant. And I love that he's this commanding figure, but he enjoys a cup of tea and a good book.

    Least favorite: From what I've seen of ENT so far, Archer. What a dumbass.
  18. Jane O'Lantern

    Jane O'Lantern Captain Captain

    Feb 9, 2010
    Favorite: Picard. The kind of captain I'd like to serve with.
    Least favorite: Jellico. I definitely would not want to serve with him. He got things done, but only by being an arrogant bastard.
  19. Margaret

    Margaret Ensign Newbie

    Mar 26, 2012
    Favourite - Kirk he was my childhood hero
    Least favourite - Archer. I loved Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap but just could not take to him as a starship captain
  20. Stoek

    Stoek Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 10, 2008
    Favorite is Sisko. All the Captains really are meant to harken back to the ideal of the Renaissance "man". But for me Sisko is the most complete and well rounded of the bunch. Husband, father, explorer, diplomat, warrior, chef, scientist, religious figure and more. Plus he seems to understand that ideals are all well and good, but they are meant to be a guide not a straight jacket.

    Least favorite... Janeway. She is to my mind the very epitome of what you get when someone comes from too many generations of insular thinking. She's a Starfleet brat through and through and makes it clear all too often that she's not so much unwilling to consider other points of view than her own as valid, but rather unable to since in her mind there truly is just one way.