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. Unimatrix Q

    Unimatrix Q Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 26, 2015
    :techman: LOL Future Guy :D

    Seriously, i think it will be a 33rd century character we meet in the beginning of the next season.
  2. Quinton

    Quinton Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 26, 2019
    Durham, NC
    I’m not supposed to reveal this until Comic-Con, but whatever, y’all are my friends.

    It’s me.
  3. Noname Given

    Noname Given Admiral Admiral

    May 22, 2001
    None Given
    I'm going with Gergiou. I'm sure they want to redeem and soft the character just a bit more before she goes offinto her "Section 31" series - and Michelle Yeoh even stated the plan is:

    - Film ST: D S3 first.
    - Start filming on Section 31 almost immediately after that.

    The above said, I HOPE Georgiou returns to the 23rd century prior to that and they don't do a new 'Section 31' offshoot in the 32nd century (Assuming that were the Discovery ended up. Burnham WAS targeting 930 years from circa 2257; so if the Jump worked ST: D S3 will start sometime circa 3187 <--- Which is beyond any time period mentioned in any Star trek show previously (I know ST: V mentioned the 29th century and in ENT Daniels was from the 31st century.

    Wouldn't it be HILARIOUS if 'Future Guy' turned out to be MU Georgiou masking/modifying her image and voice...:rommie:
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  4. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    Where No One Has Gone Before

    Saru is going to step aside because he recognizes that Burnham is the most qualified in this new, unknown situation.
  5. Campe

    Campe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 27, 2001
    I hope its Saru. He's proven himself, again and again. The crew needs a top notch science officer out of Burnham. And I imagine that Phillipa ends up taking on the role of intelligence officer as she apparently is vital to season three. (I also hope Yeoh ends up with the "and" credit for next season that Isaacs and Mount have had previously.)
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  6. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Saru is a steely eyed missile man now. I like Burnham way more now than I did before, as a character but she's really suited for a science role. I could see Reno and Stamets being a productive/combative pair keeping the ship running without a dry dock for repairs.

    I don't know how they'll handle Georgiou. Somehow I suspect Pike left instructions on that. He knew very well who she really was (that wink at the end) .
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  7. JamesTnothing

    JamesTnothing Ensign Newbie

    Apr 19, 2019
    I cant imagine Mirror-Georgiou in the Captains-Chair with a first Officer who would end up in her Soup at home
    Unless they find a way to get Prime-Georgiou in the 32nd Century and the S31-SpinOff was a bluff.
    Mirror-Georgiou becomes mortally ill , not long to live BLA BLA . She adapt the Suit, travels back in Time, and as a last Gift to Michael she replaced herself with Prime-Georgiou and sending her back to the future shortly before the deadly Fight with Burnham on the Klingon-Ship begins. Cryham-Moment perfect!
  8. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    Like Spock, Burnham is more suited to be second in command. Interesting how that runs in the family.

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  9. Noname Given

    Noname Given Admiral Admiral

    May 22, 2001
    None Given
    Um - Georgiou IS in the 32 century (assuming the Time Jump worked); she is/was on the Discovery when it entered the Wormhole
  10. NeoStar9

    NeoStar9 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 18, 2017
    Very likely going to be Michael. She's earned it. Saru is equally qualified but he isn't the lead. They've already had a bad habit of starting off the black leads as Commanders and making them wait for promotion and don't pull that crap with the white leads. Think they're going to or should make Michael wait longer then Sisko!?

    I know some want Saru to get it but who will actually get it will be Michael. Best case is they get a second ship or two and we have multiple captains and a mini fleet.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2019
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  11. JamesTnothing

    JamesTnothing Ensign Newbie

    Apr 19, 2019
    and the Suit can still be Ok.
  12. Noname Given

    Noname Given Admiral Admiral

    May 22, 2001
    None Given
    True (which is hilarious if it is given all the angst about the Crystal being unable to power it after the one big jump - which wasn't the case anyway as Burham made 5 before opeing the Wormhole to 930 years in the future from the 23rd century :rommie:)

    If you read the Hollywood Reporter interview with Kurtzman; the 'Section 31' series will be set in the 23rd century with Michelle Yeoh as Georgiou; so Georgiou's gotta get back somehow. ;)
  13. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    Mirror Georgiou doesn't seem like she would want to be in command anymore. She likes the shadowy stuff now.
  14. ClintDagger

    ClintDagger Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jan 8, 2018
    Las Colinas, TX
    I feel like the wild card is whether the Federation still exists in 930 years and if so, does the DSC reach out to them. If so, I could see a scenario where the Fed “assigns” a captain and perhaps even more personnel because they don’t trust or don’t have faith in strangers from 930 years ago.
  15. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

    Jan 31, 2007
    It should be Saru, but they'll probably find a way to make it a new character. Unless they go with Pirate rules and elect a captain....
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  16. Deledrius

    Deledrius Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jul 30, 2008
    I don't see a single person in the command structure of the ship more qualified than Saru, but I agree that they'll probably do something convoluted to put whoever they want for story reasons into the seat.

    I'd be very disappointed if anyone on the bridge entertains The Emperor as a valid option for even a moment. Burnham has spent so much time going off on her own personal missions and acting as a specialist that we haven't seen her make command decisions or acting in that capacity since Battle of the Binary Stars. Even then, in retrospect that seems a lot like the Burnham we still see here; she hasn't grown in the ways she needs to in order to take command. She is very good in the first officer position, especially when it comes to Saru. They make a good team, I think.

    As long as Saru doesn't continue believing that fisticuffs is an appropriate method of conflict resolution between Starfleet Officers, that is...
  17. SJGardner

    SJGardner Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 10, 2018
    In the center of Europe
    Voted for Tilly as a courtesy. Underdogs need some love. If it were up for a vote, I'd definitely vote for her.

    But I'd like to see some sabre-rattling between Saru and Georgiou, probably with the latter trying to convince the crew that Starfleet regulations don't quite apply when you're 50 thousand lightyears and a thousand years away from any hopes of contacting a remotely familiar version of Starfleet and Saru wholly committed to upholding Federation ideals.

    And to bring Tilly to the mix in a wholly non-serious way, I just remembered that scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, with Jack and Barbossa shouting orders over each other until Pintel has enough of it and yells at them to shut up; responding to the surprised stares with awkwardly quipping he'd just like to throw in his name for consideration considering the position's still open... I can definitely see this happening with Tilly snapping at a Georgiou/Saru shouting match, but that's probably just my sense of humor :lol:
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  18. TheMadCloner

    TheMadCloner Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 21, 2008
    29th century Jonathan Archer played by Bryan Cranston.
  19. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Rear Admiral Moderator

    Jan 20, 2016
    After being placed in stasis
  20. Succubint

    Succubint Captain Captain

    Oct 8, 2017
    My vote is for Saru, with Burnham as 1st officer. Michael is more suited to going on away missions and floating between divisions problem solving. Saru has more than proven himself as a capable leader. His new found confidence will prevent him from his former navel-gazing/second guessing. He might butt heads with Georgiou because of this, which would be fun.
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