Who Should Be the Next Captain of the Enterprise?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Captain Clark Terrell, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Elias Vaughn

    Elias Vaughn Captain Captain

    Sisko is my favorite not-Dukat suggestion in this thread.

    At least until right now when I bring up Liam O'Donnell. I bet he and Worf get along REAL good. :devil:
     
  2. Paris

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    If not Worf, then Sisko would be my choice.

    I wish Elias Vaughan was still around. He'd be fun :techman:
     
  3. Elias Vaughn

    Elias Vaughn Captain Captain

    Oh my yes.

    That would be perfect.

    Stupid Borg. :(
     
  4. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Serious. I rather like Kira (hence the screen name) and think she would be an interting CO for the Enterprise. No idea what Kira's status is in the 24th (25th?) Century novels, I only read the TOS and ENT books.
     
  5. Captain Clark Terrell

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    Kira is currently Missing in Action following the events of the Typhon Pact series. She makes an appearance during the first novel of The Fall and has a strange vision that ends with another man being deposited on DS9 and Nerys finding Taran'atar in the wormhole. It's not clear how or when she'll return to normal space, as her existence is similar to that experienced by Sisko at the end of DS9's run.

    --Sran
     
  6. Markonian

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    And in STO, Kai Kira is still alive in 2409.
     
  7. Enterpriserules

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    I think Sisko, it's a better place for him to be than the Robinson which we have no attachment too at all.
     
  8. TheUsualSuspect

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    I'd rather see Sisko stay on the Robinson. Moving him to the Enterprise seems too small-universey to me.
     
  9. Mage

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    That's why all the names mentioned are to small-universe and far-fetched for me. Data has made it clear that he no intention (for the forsee-able future) to return to the Fleet, and even if he did, he won't simply be offered a command.
    Kira,, Riker, Sisko, Ezri.... they would all be to fan-wankish and weird.

    Worf or a new character are the only real logical choices. And if it's a new character, please let him/her be alien. And not a complete new one, but an established race, like Andorian or Tellarite.
     
  10. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Realistically, it wouldn't go anyone who didn't already have a few years' starship command under their belt, probably more like a couple of decades like Picard had when he was given the E-D. Which would rule out everyone except veteran captains.

    Of course, Trek's portrayal of promotion and command succession has never been particularly realistic.
     
  11. TheUsualSuspect

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    Maybe a cadet could come on board against Starfleet orders, pull off a bold rescue of Picard from an enemy ship, and be given command of the Enterprise in recognition of his extraordinary command potential.

    :cool:
     
  12. Relayer1

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    Don't be ridiculous. TPTB would never go for something that silly...
     
  13. JD

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    I wouldn't mind Worf.

    The Sisko idea is cool, but if he was going to leave the Robinson, I'd rather see him back on DS9 or an Admiral.
    If they were going to bring in someone not currently part of the series, I would rather see them bring in somebody with some kind of a connection to the Enterprise.
     
  14. Paper Moon

    Paper Moon Commander Red Shirt

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    Aha, I see.

    Well, in that case, I feel pretty strongly that the crew of the Enterprise-F should be entirely new. Only Kirk's crew and Picard's crew served on more than one Starship Enterprise. Stretching that to three? Nah, not for me.

    Someone new. Don't care much more beyond that. Alien would be nice, but I'd be fine with an interesting human too.

    Well, something more beyond being new: experienced. Just as Picard (and Kirk, to varying extents, depending on who you ask) was an accomplished veteran before getting the chair.

    But I personally hope that it's a long time (in-universe and out-of-universe) before we have to find out who will captain the -F. And at that point, I'm sure there will be reasons (in-universe and out-of-universe), marking a particular candidate clearly the best.
     
  15. RoJoHen

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    I would love to see the Trek novels start over 100 or so years in the future. Completely reinvent the universe like "TNG" did, and give us a new crew on board the Enterprise-G or -H.

    No idea how realistic that would be, but it could be fun.
     
  16. Markonian

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    Or as an animated series, like the Star Trek: Final Frontier project attempted. Only less apocalyptical, that is. If that series focused on singular episodes and its characters, only hinting at backstory events, it would leave a lot of breathing room to 24th century novels and/or the STO timeline - if it would be set in any of those timelines at all.

    Enterprise-J would be a good point to start with, as we've seen that ship before. It could even be redesigned, because it originally stems from an obsolete timeline.
     
  17. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Personally, I would love to see a shorter time jump ahead (40-45 years) to STO's Enterprise-F, but that would be the only aspect of STO that I'd like to see. Otherwise, I'd like to have it with new characters and situations from the novelverse rather than the game.
     
  18. Markonian

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    The Star Trek multiverse is large enough to host several timelines. We are used to different eras, so why not get used to different universes and different timelines as well? Or, why even set a series in a single timeline? It worked with DS9's Season 9 already, which involved the MU.

    Now that I think of it, your idea, Evans, would have the advanage of a new setting while still keeping familiar characters around. With the life expectancy established, basically everyone we know from the 24th and late 23rd centuries is still around.
     
  19. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    I just don't like all of them at the same time.
    It didn't work for me (but then just a little of the MU goes an extremely long way for me).
    I was thinking sometime around the early 25th-Century (circa 2410), close enough to technically be a continuation of the TNG movie era (which probably would be late 2390 if they were still being made today).
     
  20. Destructor

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    This is true! However if Picard died or whatever, I say give the Enterprise to Riker. You know he wants it.