Hey everybody! I was watching some previews recently and got to thinking how I really admired some captains from movies I have watched over the years.
So I figure, lets talk about some of our favorite fictional captains from galleons to star-ships. Most of my favorite captains are in space, but I can
really respect the maritime ones as well. Heres a brief list of mine:
#10 Nick Fury from the Avengers Movie
I dont know if I consider him the captain of a vessel/ship or commander of a base. The thing is mobile, goes on water and the air, and in a few years
probably space as well. Its impressive, and anyone commanding that gets hella props from me.
#9 Conan the Barbarian (2011)
His crew respected him dearly, he fought for justice, loved his women well, and fought like a beast. Who wouldnt serve under Conan??
#8 Captain James T Kirk
I was never the biggest fan of Kirk, but he was our original favorite space captain, and he was always out on the prowl for new exotic alien space
ladies. ove to get into brawls. Like a polite Conan in outer space
#7 Hans Solo
Man I would be hunted down across the internet if I did not include Hans Solo right??? He kicked Kirk into the past and became our new favorite
Captain didnt he?? Fighting empires and smuggling goods and so on.
#6 Mal (Malcolm Reynolds) of the Serenity
Mal always finds a way out of a sticky situation, and his loyal crew rarely let him down. He does his best to lead his crew from one job to the next
just to patch the next hole in the hull or scrape some gas money for space gasoline lol.
#5 Captain Janeway of the Voyager
Who else can bring together the remains of a Starfleet crew and the rebel misfits of the Maukee after being thrust 60,000 light years from home and
somehow still manage to keep the ship going and maintain the primary mission of Starfleet? She even gets credit for being the first to play poker with
the Borg and do some serious gambling with the fate of the entire galaxy along the way. She may not have been as disciplined as my favorite Star Trek
captain, but she was very resourceful and always put her crew first.
#4 Jack Sparrow
Dude, Johnny Depp clearly played the most fun ship's captain the world has ever known. Part of that being the fact he is clearly not all right in the
head, but hey thats ok! I prefer crazy to medicated zombies so it works.
#3Captain Edward John Smith of the Titanic
Historical props to this guy. Nearly every citizen raised in publicly educated Western Empire knows the story of his final voyage. God Bless You sir,
you did your duty well and left this world as a real man!
#2Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise(D & E )
He made have had a flimsy security crew (not for lack of trying, only Whorf was ever any good at anything) but he ran a very disciplined command
structure and was always very clear and maintaining the Prime Directive. He was also the best diplomat I have ever witnessed IMO.
He was hailed as a national hero in the United States when he successfully executed an emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the
Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, after the aircraft was disabled by striking a flock of Canada geese during its initial climb out of
LaGuardia Airport on January 15, 2009. All of the 155 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft survived.
I just wanted to recognize another true American hero from a more recent time.
So theres my list, hate it or love, but tell me all about it. I would love to discuss it further, so lets talk about some of yours as well. Dont need
ten favs or even 5. Even if its just one. Lets just have fun and admire some fine Stewardship by our favorite captains.