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Janeway was an uptight 'this is my first command must follow the book exactly'
Simple, almost Vulcan-quality logic coming up.
A captain has to be resourceful, thus my vote goes to Janeway for finding all the spare shuttle craft to replace the ones that are constantly blowing up.
Also Admiral Janewyay in Endgame was willing to break the rules to save a few friends. I think that she would have done the same thing as a captain.
|janeway gets my vote. who wouldnt vote for a hot milf?|
|A captain has to be resourceful, thus my vote goes to Janeway for finding all the spare shuttle craft to replace the ones that are constantly blowing up.|
Why thank you sir.
See also re resourcefulness :
Never-ending supply of coffee
never-ending supply of Ensign Expendables
the products for the 'do must come from somewhere.
extra hull plating to patch up fire-fight damage
the list goes on.
Janeway's got my vote.
She got her crew across a 75 year distance in only 7 years...
Borg augmentations, a ridiculous amount of first contacts, pragmatism while keeping your values. Doing what you gotta do for your crew. That's what its all about.
|She got her crew across a 75 year distance in only 7 years...|
|Borg augmentations, a ridiculous amount of first contacts, pragmatism while keeping your values. Doing what you gotta do for your crew. That's what its all about.|
Well, this is the quintessential ST question, isn't it? The one that will keep the candles burning through the night in nerderies around the world. (Before you get uptight that I just called us all nerds, I'll remind you we're posting about fictional SF characters on an internet forum and I mean that with the utmost respect.)
Anyway, I think the results are a little biased given this is a Voyager thread. To me, the question, "Who's the best?" means "Who best embodies the spirit and ideals of Starfleet and the Federation... and still kicks some ass from time to time?" By process of elimination:
(5) Archer - C'mon. It's not really even fair to put Sam Beckett in this discussion. Maybe it's that the nature of his show doesn't lend itself to a fair comparison. He's a nice guy. I think he means well. I'd love to have a beer with him and watch some water polo, but he's not the one guy of all time I'd give my best ship to and let him run around the universe.
(4) Kirk - He's a sentimental favorite, but he uses copies of the Prime Directive when they run out of toilet paper. How many fatherless children are out there on different worlds as a result of his free-wheeling "cultural contamination?"
(3) Sisko - He's really good, but alot of the things that make him a great character lead to his downfall in this discussion. Sometimes you're really not sure where his priorities lie and, as someone else said, he's got alot of personal baggage that can interfere with his duties.
(2) Janeway - See other pro-Janeway posts. All very good points.
(1) Picard - He's the man. Integrity, loyalty, leadership, honesty, unwavering sense of duty, haughty accent... he's got it all. The Great Negotiator could convince the Nagus to abdicate and take a job at the United Way. Picard detractors like to say he's not tough enough. One of the earlier posts called him a sissy. I wouldn't call Worf's Cha'Dlch on the Klingon homeworld a sissy. Most of that talk is because his series was about ideas, not constant conflict and struggle. (The closest series to Roddenberry's vision, imo.) But, if you need proof that he's tough enough for any situation, go watch Chain of Command. I don't know if anyone else could go through weeks of torture in a Cardassian Gitmo and still find the nerve to say to his tormentor, "In spite of all you have done to me, I find you a pitiable man." That's where it's at.
|Think about it..... Kirk and Janeway were basically doing the same thing, there JOB!!!......BOLDLY GOING WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE....|
Janeway's job was to back up Tuvok's spying on the maquis (hence the reason why she was sent to find him), not exploration.
|. . . right back to the Omega Quadrant.|
Alpha. Beta. Gamma. Delta.
There is no Omega quadrant.