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All Five Star Trek Captains Share a Stage 238

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 @09:04PM (#41747081)

    May I ask why? I've liked pretty much every Star Trek Series, though certainly not every episode or movie, and I really liked the new Star Trek movie (which I was fully prepared to hate as much as Highlander 2). I don't get why some people go all fanboi on something, nor why there's so much hate for other things that maybe aren't great, but certainly aren't travesties. I can't tell if you just dislike the movie, or really hate it, but I'm curious either way.

  • Re:Archer (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 23, 2012 @10:13PM (#41747597)

    Janeway's rule following didn't bother me. It seems to be the natural character of a woman in that sort of position of power, at least in my experience. Picard had a stick up his ass the first couple of seasons but that seems somewhat fitting for a his position too. However, he had mellowed out quite a bit by the end of TNG and was much more charismatic to me by then. Now Riker...i would hate to serve under his ass. Yeah, he was a cool, laid-back, easy-going fella most of the time but when things got tense and everyone was under pressure, he would angrily bark orders at people like they were dumbasses. Sisko was always my favorite. His temperament always seemed appropriate for whatever situation he was in (except when dealing with Picard in the pilot episode). He was smart but not cerebral. He was thoughtful and considerate but in a manly way. He is the only captain that never did or acted in a way that seemed ridiculous to me. Kirk is cool. All there is to it...except for a scene in Star Trek The Motion Picture. It was early in the movie. He told some young ensign to get out of the way like she was incompetent and took over the beam-in controls. The person being beamed-in died. He got this look on his face like "oh. i fscked up. did anybody see?" LOL other than that one scene, he was always cool-headed and wise enough to sit back, trust his people, and let them do their jobs. Archer was a likable guy but there were some instances where he suffered from Janeway-rule-following and angry temper-tantrums that just didn't seem in-line with his character and too forced. They're all great actors. The problems i have with any of them i believe stem from the writing/directing of those particular scenes...except with Riker. I think Jonathan Frakes over-did it on his own sometimes. Then again, all real characters will have their own unique quirks and flaws.

  • by arth1 ( 260657 ) on Tuesday October 23, 2012 @10:46PM (#41747919) Homepage Journal

    They're forgetting Jeffery Hunter and Bruce Greenwood.

    Why leave out Sean Kenney from the Pike actors?

    According to what I can find out, the full list of Enterprise captains, not counting alternate realities, cartoons, non-crewmembers like Bele, Khan, Q or Moriarty taking over, nor the 2009 travesty are:

    Robert April: James Doohan, Gene Roddenberry
    Christopher Pike: Jeffrey Hunter, Sean Kenney, Bruce Greenwood
    James Tiberius Kirk: William Shatner
    Willard Decker: Stephen Collins
    Spock: Leonard Nimoy (mutiny)

    James Tiberius Kirk: William Shatner

    John Harriman: Alan Ruck
    Demora Sulu: Jacqueline Kim

    Rachel Garrett: Tricia O'Neil
    Richard Castillo: Christopher McDonald

    Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
    William T. Riker: Jonathan Frakes
    Edward Jellico: Ronny Cox
    Guinan: Whoopi Goldberg
    Wesley Crusher: Wil Wheaton (mutiny)

    Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart

    Honorable mention to the Enterprise OV-101 captains:
    Fred Haise: Himself
    Joseph Henry Engle: Himself

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