*ducks the flying vegetable matter*
With me being such a Star Trek freak you should have all seen this one coming!
I am attempting to watch Deep Space 9 (that’s DS9 to you non-Trekkie types). I say attempting because I just can’t seem to get into it. I try to sit and watch the episodes but I find myself drifting, growing bored, and usually ending up on the internet or reading a book. As I was eating lunch, I thought back to the ease with which I can watch Star Trek: The Next Generation. Even after seeing an episode at least thirty times, I can sit and watch with no desire to get up and do something else. The shows capture my full attention.
It got me thinking about the key character in any of the Star Trek episodes, the one who runs the show, gives the orders, takes the heat, sits in the big chair…the captain.
Now, I’m not saying that the show is a hot-or-miss based on the captain but there is so much debate on which captain is the best that I had to post a poll here and see what the masses have to say about it.
So what makes someone choose a particular captain as their favorite? Is it their demeanor? How they interact with their crew? Is it based on the show that someone first watched? Or is it the show they remember the best? Do you pick your favorite captain based on the episodes, the writing, witty dialog? Perhaps it’s from special memories tied to certain episodes? Special effects?
What are your reasons for your favorite captain? Mine is Jean-Luc Picard. Not sure if I can give you only one reason. I love his personality, his restraint, clear confidence in his ship and crew. It was fascinating watching his character develop throughout the seven years the show ran. He started as a stolid man who was clearly uncomfortable around children. Little by little, he relaxes and cultivates some close relationships.
So I now put the question to you good people: Who do you choose as your favorite Starfleet captain: