Cats are literally the cutest nerds ever
An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919
I love this so much.
[I don’t get why people like Janeway. Maybe I just watch too much SF Debris, but I get the impression that she shouldn’t be commanding a ship, especially one in Voyager’s predicament.]
I know, right? Any of the other Captains – any of them – would have been better suited to Voyager’s unique situation.
Take Sisko, for example. Didn’t want to take command of DS9 because of his history with the Borg. They killed his beloved Jennifer, after all, and left him a single father with a motherless son. Sisko would never have made that alliance in “Scorpion” that allowed Voyager to survive Species 8472. And he would surely have spaced Seven of Nine before the Doc even managed to remove a single implant.
Or Picard. God, Picard! Kept himself so perfectly isolated from his crew that he couldn’t even tell the love of his life that he cared about her until they were more or less bonded by the Kes/Prytt and she could read his mind. No way Picard would have looked Bev in the eye and told her that he couldn’t imagine a day without her, or played along with a young officer’s Holodeck game. Nah, Picard was much too aloof to allow his crew to become family when they were out there by themselves, the only Starfleet ship in the whole Delta quadrant, even if it was the only thing that would keep them sane.
As for Kirk. Wow. No comparison there, right? Kirk would have blasted his way from one end of the Delta quadrant to the other. He would never have undergone a dicey sacred rite to save the soul of one of his… Ah, okay, bad example. Wait, wait, I’ve got it: He would never have barreled in, guns blazing, to save a couple of junior officers when they were separated from the… Um, all right. He wouldn’t have hidden his telepathic officers and feigned an affair with a minor government functionary in order to… Oh, hell. Ummmm…when stranded on a deserted planet with his tall, dark, and handsome First Officer, Kirk would have…
Well, he definitely wouldn’t have changed the timeline to save someone he loved.
You’ve certainly got me there.
The above commentary really nails down something I’ve noticed: Janeway and Kirk have REALLY similar command styles. They usually strategize based on minimizing crewman casualties, the generally think in terms of the crew and what it needs, but take their ships away from them (or try to) and they slam the auto-destruct button.
Hell, in my Voyager watch I’ve been constantly expecting to see the Corbomite Maneuver make another appearance.
The only REALLY big difference I can see between Kirk tactics and Janeway tactics? Willingness to break the Prime Directive. Kirk sees it as a suggestion, Janeway see it as “follow unless absolutely necessary (for saving a crew member).”
But I don’t really need to argue the point that Janeway’s an amazing captain. I think Scorpion alone proves that for me. Can’t imagine any reason why you’d think she’s so incapable compared to James Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, or Jonathan Archer.
Oh, wait, yes I can.
Fandom: Super Mario Bros./Donkey Kong
"Princess Peach raised an eyebrow, ‘Two feet, you say? Twenty-four inches of gorilla cock, hmm?’
Mario grimaced and smacked the palm of his hand against his forehead. “Now she’sa done it! Now Princess Peach is gonna wanna fucka da gorilla!”
'You’re damn right I do!' Princess Peach exclaimed with a lecherous grin.”