Friday, February 6, 2015

Best. Captain. EVA.

Ah, nothing like the claustrophobia of a subway car resembling a sardine can. 

The woman squashed next to me was working on a crossword puzzle on her phone. I idly read the clues over her shoulder, then my head snapped up when I saw: "Captain Jean-_____ Picard, Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise." She had flicked past to the next clue, apparently ignorant of the answer.

"It's 'Luc'!" I exclaimed. 

"L-U-C?" she casually replied. 

"Yes! Yes!" 

She languidly typed it in.
Good deed for the day? Done.  


Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

Sorry, Kirk is clearly the best captain ever. This was established in Star Trek VI Generations after he beat the tar out of Soron and saved the day. Why didn't Picard do it? Because Soron beat the tar out of him!
Also, Kirk only ever lost his ship one, Picard lost it 6 times in 1 episode alone.

Anonymous said...

The question is, is captain ship about who is better and taking and giving beatings?

And in the same why did they lose their ships?


Princess Lea said...

MGI: As I recall correctly, the winning answer on Sheldon's questionnaire for a roommate was that the original series was best, however Picard is the best captain. "The Big Bang Theory" has spoken.

What we learn from "Generations" (which was "eh" for me, as a whole; I find the Nexus standing on very shaky sci-fi ground) is only that Malcolm McDowell is, always, a magnificent villain. And Kirk had to die; what was he going to do with himself now, with all he knows gone? That had nothing to do with Kirk's awesomeness. He simply outlived his usefulness, and they were kind enough to have him die a hero (again).

As M raises the point, captainship (especially the fictional status) does not simply rely on physical toughness and safety of ships. It's also about cunning and wit and Shakespearean acting training.

Daniel Saunders said...

Eh, I always thought the main characters were Spock and Data and Kirk, Picard and the rest were just making up the numbers...

Princess Lea said...

You shut your mouth.

Daniel Saunders said...

"Your request is not logical." :-P