Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by CmndrSela318, Jun 6, 2010.


Who Is YOUR Favorite Star Trek Captain?

  1. Kirk-original Star Trek

  2. Picard-The Next Generation

  3. Sisko-DS9

  4. Janeway-Voyager

  5. Archer-Enterprise

  1. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sitting on a cornflake.
    Kirk, Sisko, Archer, Picard and then Janeway
  2. Rek

    Rek Commander Red Shirt

    May 19, 2010
    Well, I switch between Picard and Sisko. I really like them both. Although Picard > Sisko as a captain in command. I think Picard earned more of peoples respect, well Sisko demanded it.

    Anyway, this time around I voted for "The Sisko".
  3. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

    Sep 15, 2006
    Italy, EU
    I'm a Picard guy. Cultured, reserved, even underplayed, but with big balls of steel. The guy is awesome without trying to be.

    Sisko is good, but too much on his toes for my tastes. Considering his position it's understandable, but still.

    Kirk is good ol' fun. A swashbuckling hero, with brain and brawn to spare.

    Janeway had a good concept (science-y type turned commander, with an impossible mission to survive), but she was written too erratically for me. So no strong opinion one way or the other.

    Archer gets on my nerve every time I see him. Sorry.
  4. Luther Sloan

    Luther Sloan Captain Captain

    Mar 7, 2010
    Section 31 Headquarters
    Qualified Captains:

    1. Sisko (Best Captain)
    2. Kirk
    3. Picard
    4. Janeway
    5. Spock
    6. Scotty

    Disqualified Captains:

    1. Archer (Worst Captain)
    2. Number One
    3. Riker
    4. Pike
    5. Chakotay
    6. Data
    (as much as I love this silly android, he really doesn't make a good Captain, though)
  5. maneth

    maneth Captain Captain

    Feb 9, 2010
    Picard definitely. I like his idealism.
  6. Alienesse

    Alienesse Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 7, 2010
    In Thorin's company
    My vote goes to Picard. It's not easy to choose because, except for Archer, who seems a little too naive most of the time, all the other captains each have a set of qualities that make them remarkable. I see them as alternative answers to the question "What makes a good captain?". One is not necessarily better or worse than the other.
    But, if I had to trust any of them with my life and if I had a choice it would be Picard.

    I also love the idea of Captain Spock, though. The moment I saw Spock in the captain's chair on the Enterprise bridge (in "Wrath of Kahn" if I'm not mistaken) was extremely rewarding. I think Spock is the real captain of the original Enterprise anyway, so he fully deserved to sit in that chair.
  7. Yeoman Randi

    Yeoman Randi Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 22, 2009
    In a handbasket
  8. TheGodBen

    TheGodBen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 30, 2008
    If the question was which is the BEST captain then I'd probably go for Picard because he contains some elements that I think make for a great captain. He's an intellectual that likes to think problems through rather than acting on gut instinct, he always looks for the peaceful solution to a problem but has a steely resolve when the situation requires it, and he is perfectly willing to delegate to his crew.

    But since the question is which is my FAVOURITE captain I'd have to go for Sisko. He wasn't the best example of a captain, he had a temper that he lost control of many times, but I found him to be a more balanced human being. In the very first episode we saw him grappling with the grief of his wife's death, we saw him raise a son alone, and we saw him develop a relationship with someone new. We also got to see him grapple with the responsibilities of being a religious icon and a man with a destiny.

    Kirk is enjoyable to watch and arguably the most fun captain, but I've got to agree with the great philosopher John Locke when he called Kirk a pisspoor captain.

    Janeway had her moments, but she was wildly inconsistent between episodes and often did annoying things.

    Archer was a naive fool for the first two seasons, but he grew a lot in season 3 due to having the weight of the world on his shoulders, and he was a much better character in season 4.
  9. clever_username

    clever_username Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 28, 2005
    Oklahoma City
    and with my vote, sisko takes the lead!
  10. G2309

    G2309 Captain Captain

    Feb 28, 2009
    Sisko. He had to balance som many things and mixed good old diplomacy with military action. He also had command over the largest number of people of any captain.
  11. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Jean "Luck" Picard. ;)
  12. Pemmer Harge

    Pemmer Harge Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 19, 2009
    Between the candle and the star
    Oh, Picard for sure. It's about the perfomances as much as how the character is written.
  13. ChadHydro

    ChadHydro Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Looks like I just broke the tie. Sisko all the way. This man had passion. Sure, love Picard, love Kirk, Archer's cool, tolerate Janeway, but Sisko is the best.
  14. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
  15. RyuRoots

    RyuRoots Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 23, 2009
    Always a close call between John Luck Pickerd and The Sisko, but I gotta give the vote to DS9's badass captain by an inch every time. I liked Janeway when she was the sane, consistent captain she was probably supposed to be. At least she's more qualified than Archer. Kirk is alright. He's sort of middle of the road for me. Don't love him, don't hate him.
  16. sevenstars

    sevenstars Captain Captain

    Oct 29, 2007
    Kirk, because I could never vote against the incomparable, iconic Protocaptain. Janeway a very close second. Other than that, anyone who spits in the face of the Prime Directive is ok with me.
  17. CommanderRaytas

    CommanderRaytas Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 1, 2006
    Intergalactic Planetary Planetary Intergalactic

    Mine too!

    As it is, I picked The Sisko.
  18. kimc

    kimc Coffee Mod Admiral

    Jan 2, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN USA
  19. D Man

    D Man Commodore Commodore

    Apr 14, 2004
    Tropical Minnesota
    I agree. Patrick Stewart is my favorite Trek actor, making Picard easily my favorite captain. Great actor, great character.