Its a question as old as time...well about as old as 1999. Who is the best Starfleet captain? Are you a hardcore classic purist and always answer James T Kirk, despite all his many questionable actions? Or you all forward thinking and advocate for gender rights and consider Katherine Janeway the best? Perhaps it's the diplomatic, Shakespearean, Earl Grey-drinking Jean Luc Picard? Or do you like Jonathan Archer because he was Sam Beckett in Quantum Leap? For me, Captain Benjamin Sisko is the best of the best, but against stiff competition it is going to be a hard case to sell. The single father / Emissary to Bajor / Starfleet captain / military strategist had so much going for him across his seven years in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine that I am confident I have a wealth of example to present. But in the interest of fairness (and because I feel Picard comes a close second), I'm also going to give me thoughts on what the other four Starfleet captains fared in similar situations. Because any fair case needs both sides to the story. Are you ready to be convinced? Good. Allow me to present 10 Reasons Why Benjamin Sisko is the greatest Starfleet captain...and as usual a warning to anyone who hasn't seen Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, I would be discussing key episodes to support my argument so if you plan to watch the show, spoilers beware!
A writer for Whatculture since May 2013, I also write for TheRichest.com and am the TV editor and writer for Thedigitalfix.com . I wrote two plays for the Greater Manchester Horror Fringe in 2013, the first an adaption of Simon Clark's 'Swallowing A Dirty Seed' and my own original sci-fi horror play 'Centurion', which had an 8/10* review from Starburst magazine! (http://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/eventsupcoming-genre-events/6960-event-review-centurion) I also wrote an episode for online comedy series Supermarket Matters in 2012. I aim to achieve my goal for writing for television (and get my novels published) but in the meantime I'll continue to write about those TV shows I love! Follow me on Twitter @BazGreenland and like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BazGreenlandWriter