Poll Who do you think will be the third season Captain?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Lord Garth, Aug 4, 2019.


Who do you think will be the new Captain?

  1. Saru

    65 vote(s)
  2. Burnham

    9 vote(s)
  3. Other (Specify)

    17 vote(s)
  1. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    First thing they do in the 32nd century is bump in into a cryo tube containing...

    Captain Worf. Michael Dorn waited 1000 years but finally got his series!
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
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  2. Boris Skrbic

    Boris Skrbic Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 14, 2010
  3. Jerikka Dawn

    Jerikka Dawn Captain Captain

    Jul 1, 2004
    Only part of that quote is Pike, the other part is Saru, so it was Saru who didn't want the issue addressed at that moment.
    Another thing to note is that right before Tilly and the gang tell Burnham they're going to stay, Pike calls Georgiou to the ready room and we're never told why he called her there. It's not unreasonable to speculate that him, Saru, and Georgiou discussed Georgiou being Captain and then later on the bridge during the scene above, Saru elected not to open that can of worms at that particular moment. His interruption of Pike and his facial expressions add up. But again, I'm just speculating.
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  4. Ripped Shirt

    Ripped Shirt Ensign Red Shirt

    Aug 11, 2019
    I think the big chair ultimately is reserved for guest stars, which is a good idea because you can tempt a better quality of actor on a shorter contract. Saru will do it for a little while in S3 and then the guest star will take over, I'm guessing.
  5. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    It's a cheap and efficient way to do that "anthology" thing, certainly: swapping the CO, who traditionally has "been the show", has already given S2 a distinct feel from S1, and this is likely to work for S3 as well. (How many distinct COs one can dream up remains to be seen, though.)

    Swapping the hero ship would be the other way to show the "actual" lead of the show progressing through her life. But that's vast and expensive sets you have to redo, rather than a single actor. And having Discovery be a cursed ship is a story unto itself.

    But Discovery has been cursed with isolation for two seasons now: first she holds the secret of the Spore Drive (with Lorca jealously standing guard), then she holds the secret of the Red Angel. And now she's isolated in the far future. Dragging new characters into the spotlight gets convoluted in in-universe terms when the heroes instead ought to gradually learn to be self-sufficient and choose their champions from amongst themselves...

    Timo Saloniemi
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  6. unimatrix7

    unimatrix7 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 6, 2001
    The Sisko will emerge from the Celestial Temple, right there in the captain’s chair.
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  7. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Vice Admiral Moderator

    Jan 20, 2016
    Captain Tardigrade!
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
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  8. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    Far North Chicago Suburbs
    Captain Tardigrade 1a.jpg Captain Tardigrade 1c.jpg
  9. Bones

    Bones Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 20, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Georgiou coup supported by the ship's computer due to mistaken identity.
  10. Jackson_Roykirk

    Jackson_Roykirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 10, 2007
    Northeastern Pennsylvania
    I've always said "The Ochmonek" is a classic Star Trek alien species name.
  11. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Commodore Commodore

    Apr 25, 2013
    probably will be David Ajala (Cleveland "Book" Booker) why else would they announce him?
  12. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    I hope it's Suru. Now they can throw a curve ball and make Detmer captain, and I would welcome that. That won't happen, but I can dream.
  13. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    I hope we get Sulu, too! Even if it's an ancestol who doesn't have that difficurt lettel down pat yet...

    Timo Saloniemi
  14. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    Far North Chicago Suburbs
  15. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 27, 2009
    USS Prodigy
    Gary Coleman, sad to say, is no longer with us, but his comrade-in-characterization, Emmanuel Lewis, is perfectly willing to reprise his classic TNG-era role as Webster and sit in the Captain's chair. Again.
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  16. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    Webster was an awesome show. At least that's what I thought when I was a kid. But I have absolutely no desire to revisit it and let that illusion be completely destroyed. Because it probably would.

    Charles In Charge
    also falls into this category.
  17. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 8, 2003
    Captain Braxton :lol:

    He's released from a psychiatric hospital and is frozen for four hundred years and Starfleet gives him command of Discovery, thinking there's no possible way he can screw up time again :)
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  18. Gavin70

    Gavin70 Commander Red Shirt

    May 7, 2018
    Just out of curiosity, isn't Georgiou confirmed as a main character for the Section 31 show? Which would imply that at some point she's going to get back to the main timeline and off Discovery? Unless they're filming both shows one after the other it would be pretty hard for her to have a major role in both shows. To be honest, right up to the last second, as Discovery went into the time hole, I was expecting a shuttle or escape pod to suddenly appear with Georgiou making her escape.
  19. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

    Jul 12, 2001
    Abdin is frantically trying to create a backdated video in which the tardigrade in his game is a captain.
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  20. Cake

    Cake Captain Captain

    Dec 10, 2010
    They already said they won't start filming Section 31 before season 3 of Discovery is over. So I guess Georgiou will get back to the past at the end of the season.
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