Poll Who would you like to see be Discovery's next captain?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Succubint, Feb 27, 2019.


Who would you like to see be Discovery's next captain?

Poll closed Mar 6, 2019.
  1. The captain who was already waiting at Vulcan.

    9 vote(s)
  2. Michael Burnham

    4 vote(s)
  3. Saru

    31 vote(s)
  4. Number One

    25 vote(s)
  5. Robert April.from TAS

    5 vote(s)
  6. A future TOS captain who falls from grace aka Tracey or Decker etc.

    2 vote(s)
  7. A completely new Starfleet captain, preferably a woman.

    11 vote(s)
  8. A completely new Starfleet captain, preferably an alien race like Andorian or Tellarite etc.

    13 vote(s)
  9. I don't care as long as Jeffrey Coombs gets to play the role.

    21 vote(s)
  10. Prime Lorca, of course!

    16 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Markonian

    Markonian Commodore Commodore

    Jun 2, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
    I'd like to see Captain Saru before Burnham gets the chair. For next season, let's have another cap, though. The one waiting at Vulcan.

    As for the USS Georgiou, the NCC-2100 is lost on its first mission in the 2290s according to STO lore. :rommie:
  2. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 8, 2003
    Prime Lorca would be my number one pick.

    Number Two: Number One! I thought Rebecca Romijn nailed the role in the short time she was on Discovery and wouldn't mind seeing more of her

    Honorable mention: Captain T'Pol, who I think was the captain waiting ever so patiently on Vulcan
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  3. Uhura's Song

    Uhura's Song Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 5, 2017
    Crap. I didn't see that multiple's were allowed. I voted for Number One.

    But I'd be fine with Saru. Or April.

    Actually I'd be with any choice. I think an Andorian would be cool. Or any alien. Preferably non-Vulcan.
  4. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2003
    Tacoma, Washington
    There is a "change your vote" option. You can go in, and still vote for two others.
  5. Succubint

    Succubint Captain Captain

    Oct 8, 2017
    Yeah, I wanted the options to be flexible. Just go ahead and click to change your vote. :D
  6. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    House of Kang
    Combs is good, but he can't play Rebecca Romijn
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  7. Infern0

    Infern0 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 17, 2008
    A time travelling moogie
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  8. grendelsbayne

    grendelsbayne Commodore Commodore

    Sep 24, 2013
    I think the show should be building towards Captain Saru and, eventually, Captain Burnham. I'd be fine with Saru getting there next season - but I don't think he necessarily needs to. It would also be perfectly good for him to get another solid captain to study under in the meantime. Burnham's promotion should basically be the series finale, whenever that is.

    So if not Saru (yet), then I would go for Number One, or a completely new character that is unique (preferably an alien or a woman or both, or something else we've never seen before). I would also accept prime Lorca if they absolutely had to, since Isaacs was good and prime Lorca need not be tarnished by the bs they pulled with mirror Lorca.

    But you can still bring in other characters. This season also added Jett Reno and May, so far. And it could've done significantly more with them if it hadn't been focusing on Pike as much.
  9. CommanderRaytas

    CommanderRaytas DISCO QUEEEEEEN Premium Member

    Oct 1, 2006
    Intergalactic Planetary Planetary Intergalactic
    Bless you, dear.

    I would also welcome a comeback of SHOUTING SPOCK.
  10. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 15, 2009
    Jeffery Combs AS Robert April!! :vulcan:
    and some Andorians and Tellerites!
  11. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    Far North Chicago Suburbs
    Robau would be in his mid 50's by 2257 (depending on exactly how old he was in ST09), so he could still be a Captain. Just as likely he's an Admiral.
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  12. Vger23

    Vger23 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 19, 2014
    New England
    In order of preference:

    1. Christopher Pike (nothing in canon says he can't still be there, all we know is that Kirk took command from him. For all we know, he's with Discovery for years before transferring back to the Enterprise as a Fleet Captain)
    2. Random New Human Captain Waiting on Vulcan (I like this rotating captain game...keeps the series fresh)

    3. Number One (love the actress, fascinated by the character)

    4. Prime Lorca (completely and utterly ridiculous / implausible, but Jason Isaacs is the man)

    5. Robau...because why not I guess?

    6. A Packled looking for things

    7. The Di-Kronium Vampire Cloud

    8. Vash

    9. Trelene

    10. Michael Burnham (in the last episode of the series)

    11. Random Alien Captain
    12. A Warp 10 Salamander that Q brings to the past from the Delta Quadrant

    11. Saru
  13. Ovation

    Ovation Vice Admiral Admiral

    So, Saru then?:techman::p:whistle:
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  14. XCV330

    XCV330 A Being of Pure Caffeine Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    jippers on a beach somewhere
    I'd like to think that by this point Captain Robau is a one-manned intelligence-intelligence organization called Section 32 that keeps section 31 in check.
  15. Ovation

    Ovation Vice Admiral Admiral

    It was only when Section 33, in a fit of paranoid envy, stranded Robau in the Delta Quadrant, awaiting rescue by Voyager’s crew, did 31 feel free to go full rogue as seen in DS9. Just wait until Robau catches up with Sloan.
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  16. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    Far North Chicago Suburbs
    Now I'm really being reminded of Col. Flagg telling different people he's in the CIA, CIC or CID, just to throw them off.
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  17. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    Christopher Pike, future Orion Pirate
    Post-puberty Saru will probably turn out to be much more suited to command than kid Saru was.

  18. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    In my headcanon, Robau is the President of the Federation at this point in time.

    I don't see him settling for anything less. :cool:
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  19. Ovation

    Ovation Vice Admiral Admiral

    He can be both. He is the Robau, after all.
  20. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    ^ Point taken! :lol:

    And FWIW, Faran Tahir has said he'd gladly play Robau again if DSC came calling.

    You don't think there might be some members of the crew who would balk at this?

    Of course everyone knows that ReguLorca is not responsible for his counterpart's actions but there still may be some lingering bad blood among the crew. The mere mention of the name 'Gabriel Lorca' may set them off.

    Besides, he would probably need extensive debriefing and possible rehabilitation (depending on what happened to him in the MU) when he returns home.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019