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

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

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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)
    11.7%
  2. Michael Burnham

    4 vote(s)
    5.2%
  3. Saru

    31 vote(s)
    40.3%
  4. Number One

    25 vote(s)
    32.5%
  5. Robert April.from TAS

    5 vote(s)
    6.5%
  6. A future TOS captain who falls from grace aka Tracey or Decker etc.

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  7. A completely new Starfleet captain, preferably a woman.

    11 vote(s)
    14.3%
  8. A completely new Starfleet captain, preferably an alien race like Andorian or Tellarite etc.

    13 vote(s)
    16.9%
  9. I don't care as long as Jeffrey Coombs gets to play the role.

    21 vote(s)
    27.3%
  10. Prime Lorca, of course!

    16 vote(s)
    20.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Succubint

    Succubint Captain Captain

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    That would certainly be a good story reason to do it, further down the line. To see how different he was and how the crew coped with that reminder of their former captain who misled them.
     
  2. saladdays

    saladdays Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    What about this guy?

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  3. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored THE GENE IS GOOD NON-TRUFANS ARE EVIL! Moderator

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    Seems too obvious.
     
  4. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Saru is my top pick right now, otherwise a different alien. I am curious about the captain that was waiting on Vulcan though....
     
  5. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't any thought put into the captain waiting on Vulcan at all. After all, the writers knew that Discovery was never going to get there and that Pike was going to be taking over the ship.
     
  6. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commander Red Shirt

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    is he still waiting on Vulcan?? .. Sorry, Pike commandeered your ride.. have to wait..
     
  7. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    And Burnham just stopped by Vulcan without so much as a "How do you do". Poor Captain on Vulcan, doomed to wait forever for a ship that doesn't want them.
     
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  8. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    See sig below..
     
  9. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    After tonight, I'm hoping Cornwell gets a Kirk-style demotion.

    Brook killed it.
     
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  10. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

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    After the recent episode 'Project Daedalus', I'm thinking .....

    'Control' ends up becoming the AI on Discovery and is Spore Drive'd into the remote location and ordered to stay put, a la 'Calypso'.

    All of the Discovery crew is transferred over to the Enterprise, taking her crew compliment from 210 up to 430. Our beloved Discover Crew is integrated in and ..... Season 3 is on the Enterprise captained by Pike!

    Win - win!

    ;)
     
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  11. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I somehow think they'd have been reassigned by now. Starship captains don't seem like a commodity you just leave sitting around. Starfleet can assign Discovery another captain when needed - like maybe Number One. Although...

    I was just looking at Memory Alpha's entry on Pike, and I know the OP said we're supposed to assume he's only here for a season, but I'm not sure that's a safe assumption - there's actually nothing that says he can't get promoted to Fleet Captain and remain on Discovery until his maiming aboard the training ship (which it isn't clear he was in command of). His command of Discovery wasn't mentioned in "The Menagerie" (for reasons obvious on a meta level) but that could be because the missions (and even the very existence?) of that ship were classified and wouldn't have been announced in court.
     
  12. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    Well, Kirk has to be there when Pike is promoted to Fleet Captain. And also, when Pike hands over the Enterprise to him. Which may be two separate events.
     
  13. zar

    zar Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    How many people think this has already been decided? In other words will we clearly know who the captain is by the end of the season, or will it be open-ended again to allow the writers another year to decide where they want to take it?
     
  14. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I would imagine that another cliff-hanger is probably in the works.
     
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  15. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    They probably know the rough plan for Season 3 by now and who will sit in that chair.

    But we won't know until next year.
     
  16. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Or it could be the same event, and Kirk is the captain waiting on Vulcan who *was* going to command Discovery, but is about to get handed Enterprise, instead, because Pike stays on Discovery?
     
  17. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    It's 2258. It's way too early for Kirk to be given command of a starship.
     
  18. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I don't know. Didn't he start late but then make it through the Academy in 3 years? And I think he was made first officer on like his first day on a ship. So....
    (Yeah. I know. :ducks: :D )
     
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  19. ChristopherPike

    ChristopherPike Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Second day at least. On the first, he slept with an Admiral... obviously.
     
  20. XCV330

    XCV330 Commodore Commodore

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    whoever they go with, unless its prime Lorca, acting-wise it's going to be very very difficult to replace Mount as Pike.I can't see a logical reason how they could run with Prime Lorca, but in terms of the show needing a good character in the chair, im not sure how they couldn't.

    but I have wished out loud before, Shohreh Aghdashloo returning as Commodore Paris. She most certainly could move the show forward and would be a fantastic addition. But I'm not sure how committed she is to The Expanse after Season 4.