Who's going to be captain for Season 3?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Alan Roi, Apr 19, 2019.


Who's Going to Be Discovery's Captain Next Season

  1. Philippa Georgiou - technically the highest ranking officer on the ship even if she's an imposter

    6 vote(s)
  2. Saru - legitimatly highest ranking officer on the ship

    41 vote(s)
  3. Michael Burnham - formerly legitimate highest ranking officer

    4 vote(s)
  4. Silvia Tilly - a revival of Captain Killy?

    3 vote(s)
  5. Other (give reason)

    5 vote(s)
  1. Alan Roi

    Alan Roi Commodore Commodore

    Jan 26, 2019
    Seems to be a vacancy. Whos' your favorite choice?

    Georgiou whose both Emperor and technically a Starfleet captain if a kinda fake one who even might be an android al a The Escape Artist (given she stood up to Controleland pretty well)?.

    Saru, who holds the highest current rank?

    Burnham who has held the highest rank in the past?

    Tilly who was pretty effective pretending to be Captain Killy?

    Someone else?
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  2. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

    Jul 12, 2001
    Saru has proven his ability as captain in a crisis; I hope he gets the chair.

    I can see it going to Michael, though.
  3. Cyrus

    Cyrus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I guessed it would be Georgiou in another thread, so I am sticking with that.

    They have hit home runs with actors they picked for Captains: Michelle Yeoh (pilot episodes), Jason Isaacs (season 1) and Anson Mount (season 2). They unfortunately killed the first 2 but it is possible to bring back their alternate universe versions. So MU Georgiou could be Captain for season 3, and Prime Lorca for Season 4. Saru should become Captain at some point and Burnham should be Captain in the last season.
  4. Agony_Boothb

    Agony_Boothb Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 3, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    It will be the Captain that was waiting for them on Vulcan. He's still waiting on Vulcan in the 32nd century
  5. KennyBoo

    KennyBoo I have spoken............ Moderator

    Jul 19, 2001
    I'll just wait till 2020 to find out. ;-)
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  6. TPezz

    TPezz Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 17, 2019
    Perhaps Dr Burnham will be there to greet them on the other side, and with her years of knowledge from jumping around the galaxy, gets to take control (lol) of Discovery :beer:

    Either that or Saru, who more than deserves it, especially after the season finale. I feel he is the one character who has shown the most growth over the course of the show :techman:
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  7. SpocksOddSocks

    SpocksOddSocks Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 30, 2015
    Yes, I voted for Tilly, but I wasn't really being serious.

    I suspect it won't be Burnham. I think it would have to be Saru. Even though Georgiou is a captain, I don't think the crew would take her seriously as commanding officer. Though, I do imagine she'll make it difficult to do anything she doesn't want them to...
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  8. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish BillJ Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    Escaped from Trumpistan
    Prime Lorca. He's been hanging out in the 33rd century.
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  9. Dukhat

    Dukhat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland, USA
  10. seigezunt

    seigezunt Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 2, 2007
    Kobayashi Saru's Fried Ganglia Shack
    It should be Saru. He's the bravest, he can fire spikes out of his head, he can speak 100 languages, he can kick like a mule, and he's incredibly tasty.
  11. The CW

    The CW Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 16, 2019
    Evil Archer, of course!

    Mrs. Burnham would be the most interesting choice because of her expertise of the time period, but also because of the conflict of interest with Michael. She also seems like a bit of a wild card, and that would keep everyone on their toes.
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  12. Dr. San Guinary

    Dr. San Guinary Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    How could it be anyone other than Saru?

    Obviously it won't be Georgiou, since she's Terran. And Saru outranks Burnham (in service time, if not in rank). So it really has to be Saru.
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  13. FreezeC77

    FreezeC77 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 26, 2002
  14. Starflight

    Starflight Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 21, 2017
    Depending on what's through the wormhole, they might not even need a captain. If the Federation still exists, they could assign anyone to command Discovery (assuming they'd want to hang on to a 1000-year-old ship at all), and if it doesn't, nobody's in command because the authority to grant that command no longer exists.

    If the crew decide to maintain a command strucure, I think they'll go for Saru, which could potentially backfire in some interesting ways since he may or may not be getting increasingly nuts after losing his fear.
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  15. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    Saru was in command when they left the 23rd Century. He'll still be in command when they end up on the other side of wherever and whenever they're going. So he's the Captain by default.

    I don't think they'd accept Georgiou as Captain. She'll be an advisor.

    I think the ranks don't matter anymore, but they'll still follow that structure anyway. Eventually, I think Burnham will do something that proves she should be Captain, and Saru will yield over authority. When that would happen, who knows?

    So, yeah, Saru.
  16. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    The Wormhole
    Probably Saru. Though it's kind of funny, given this show was all about at the beginning not focusing on the captain and senior staff. Yet in the third season, the captain and XO will once again be the first two actors listed in the credits. Granted it's still a bit inverted, in that the XO is the series lead and the captain is the second one listed. But it's still the two highest ranked characters being the first two listed in the credits.
  17. Kor

    Kor Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    Whoever Georgiou actually is, Starfleet did give her an official rank.

  18. JamesTnothing

    JamesTnothing Ensign Newbie

    Apr 19, 2019
    I guess the Ship will be send off in Season 3 and Saru ist the last acting Captain. The Ship just outdated and the Federation should be present in the Beta-Quadrat , even in the entire Galaxy thanks to Quantum-Slipstream-Technology Voyager brought Home. It should be full developed after so many Years ;). I bet this will end with DSC-Crew on Discovery of the 32nd century and a Captain from that Time. The Series-Name stays, the Ship changes . What we now is that the Federation exists in the 31st century and with Quantum-Slip-Stream from Voyager the Beta-quadrat even the entire Galaxy and more ist reachable. It would make no sense flying with a Ship from the 23 century if the Federation is still there.
  19. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    Crewman Daniels:guffaw:
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  20. starbuck

    starbuck Captain Captain

    Sep 6, 2001
    think they all will be captain ,all have input as they explore the future with no fed to answer too,and every one more advanced then them