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All Five Star Trek Captains Share a Stage 238

Posted by Soulskill
from the there-are-four-captains dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Just after half past seven on the evening of Friday 19th October, history was made at the Destination Star Trek London event at the capital's ExCel centre; when Captains Archer (Scott Bakula), Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), Sisko (Avery Brooks), Picard (Patrick Stewart) and James T. Kirk (William Shatner) appeared together on a European stage. This momentous event, which had occurred just once before, at the Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia in June, not only lived up to the expectations of fans, but exceeded them by a good light-year."
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All Five Star Trek Captains Share a Stage

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 23, 2012 @07:34PM (#41746511)

    ...but I think that only counts as "history" in the very loosest sense.

  • Re:Archer (Score:5, Insightful)

    by hey! (33014) on Tuesday October 23, 2012 @08:07PM (#41746735) Homepage Journal

    Well, can you name any other female leader roles that didn't seem arrogant to you? Excluding eye-candy actresses?

  • Oh My! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by DragonTHC (208439) <Dragon&gamerslastwill,com> on Tuesday October 23, 2012 @08:32PM (#41746883) Homepage Journal

    They forgot Captain Sulu!

  • Re:Archer (Score:5, Insightful)

    by mosb1000 (710161) <mosb1000@mac.com> on Tuesday October 23, 2012 @08:33PM (#41746887)

    Can you name a StarTrek captain that didn't seem arrogant to you? I'm pretty sure that's a job requirement. Providing episodes with story-lines by working against the interests of her crew, however, is not a job requirement, and it's curious they cast her in that role. It makes a situation where we're rooting against her instead of for her.

    I suppose she was meant to contrast with Sisko, who was willing to break pretty much any rule for the benefit of his crew or society in general. In one episode he collaborates with Garak, who eventually assassinates a member of the Romulan high council to bring them into the war. In the end of the episode he concludes that he'd do it again. Janeway, on the other hand, have never met a rule she didn't like. At one point she happily complies with the rules of an alien society and foregoes an opportunity to cut 50 years off of their journey! The conclusion you can draw is that following rules is only for people who hate themselves and hate everyone else.

  • Re:Archer (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 23, 2012 @09:03PM (#41747067)

    Troi was rarely arrogant, although sometimes somewhat preachy - I like that in a psychologist. She was, especially in the later seasons, among the calmer, most professionally behaved characters.

    Beverly Crusher was, for my money, the sexiest woman on TV due to her BRAINS - she kept her head cool in many instances when everyone else was going apeshit. She became my hero when she willed her hallucinations away in "Night Terrors" - that appeal to reason is one of the core values of humanistic Star Trek.

    Does the physical beauty of characters make their arguments invalid? If so you fall in the same trap as jocks do, and you should turn in your nerd card: looks, good or otherwise, do not make a person. I never felt that TNG was trying to sell itself to me via sex appeal. It simply did not need to. Voyager, on the other hand....

  • Re:Archer (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 23, 2012 @09:41PM (#41747379)

    Neelix is the Jar Jar Binks of Star Trek.

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