Spoilers Cerritos captain

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by eschaton, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. eschaton

    eschaton Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Putting a spoiler tag on this because I know some people may not have seen the season finale yet. But with Captain Freeman arrested, someone else is undoubtedly going to be brought in as the guest captain, at least for a couple of episodes.

    I have thought long and hard about who would make the best captain, presuming the writers wanted to go the route of using an established character. Who would be around the right level (say commander) to be temporarily assigned a ship? Who would be a famous face that the lower deckers would act starstruck around? And who would be excellent in a comedic role - preferably as something of a "straight man" stick in the mud compared to the zaniness which surrounds him.

    The only logical answer I can come up with is...Captain Worf!

    Let Michael Dorn live out his dream, even if just for two episodes.
     
  2. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

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    I'm going with the animated corpse of the would-be captain of Discovery who was left behind on Vulcan.
     
  3. thribs

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    I imagine the beginning scene of Blues Brothers 2000. :)
     
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  4. Michael

    Michael [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl] Moderator

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    Tried to make the thread title even more vague, because I felt the way you phrased it might have spoiled to some that there's something up with Freeman's captaincy.
     
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  5. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm still holding out hope that Worf is Captain of the Enterprise-E, although he might takeover in a Pike-esque way.

    It's likely, though, that they'll pull a Sonya Gomez and pick some random Ensign or Lieutenant from the Berman era and make them Captain now. Someone Jellico-esque (but not Jellico, who should be retired or an Admiral now). Perhaps Sam Lavelle from the original Lower Decks?
     
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  6. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Admiral Admiral

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    Harry Kim of course. I kind of also like the idea of Wesley Crusher and playing up his nerd stuff for comedy effect.
     
  7. Bornin1980something

    Bornin1980something Commander Red Shirt

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    Who?
     
  8. Starkers

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    Worf would definitely be a lot of fun.
     
  9. ED-209

    ED-209 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    In the season 1 finale they were on their way to Vulcan to pick up the new captain, they never got there and (s)he was never mentioned again.
     
  10. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored The Lunatic Is In My Head Moderator

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    Worf and La Forge are strong possibilities.

    If they want someone for Mariner to bump heads against, they might go for a by-the-book Jellico-type.

    Long shot might be Ezri Dax or Tuvok.
     
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  11. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Given how deep LD gets into TNG minor characters I wouldn't be surprised to see Captain Christopher Hobson at some point
     
  12. ED-209

    ED-209 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Would be good if it was Harry Kim for comedy value alone.
     
  13. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Commodore Commodore

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    Ugh I really don't want Worf...his only joke would be that he'd get annoyed by the antics of the Cerritos crew and he'd pout and grumble a lot. That's the extend of Worf's comedic potential.

    Too bad they killed off that neurotic captain from Season 1, she might have been fun.
    Toough.. speaking of Neurotic... How about Barcley?
    But honestly, I'd prefer an original character.
     
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  14. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You can't have an ensign as captain
     
  15. ED-209

    ED-209 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That's why it would be funny, because he finally got his promotion. Funny in a "heh" kind of I mean not laugh your arse off funny.
     
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  16. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Could he not still be alive and sitting around waiting
     
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  17. Starkers

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    I had to look him up but recognised him instantly.

    I wonder what Robin Lefler is up to these days?
     
  18. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Prime Lorca :D
     
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  19. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I imagine at some stage we are gonna see a ship staffed with senior crew made up of the original lower deckers too
     
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  20. The Wormhole

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    Captain Ramsey, Mariner's friend who took over as temporary Captain in season 1.
    Based on comments Mike McMahan has made in interviews, the intent in the episode with Ramsey was that her and Mariner were romantically involved in the past. And given McMahan has revealed they are going to be developing a relationship between Mariner and Jennifer in the third season, it might be interesting to have Mariner dealing with one relationship while her ex is now her Captain.