Episode 36 - The Ultimate Captains
Episode 36 – The Ultimate Captains

This week on Sequential Fiction, Brian and Liam talk about their favourite starship captains of all time. From Admiral Adama to Grand Nagus Zek, they pick the best of the best.

All this, plus Brian and Liam’s comic picks of the week!

Brian and Liam’s Comic Picks of the Week:

Brian’s Pick – The Vision – Marvel Unlimited

The Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family? He goes to the laboratory where he was created, where Ultron molded him into a weapon, where he first rebelled against his given destiny, where he first imagined that he could be more, that he could be good, that he could be a man, a normal, ordinary man. And he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Two teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition or perhaps obsession: the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Behold The Visions! They’re the family next door, and they have the power to kill us all. What could possibly go wrong?

Liam’s Pick – Obi Wan and Anakin – Marvel Unlimited

Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star…they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker. It’s been a few years since Obi-Wan pledged to train the young “chosen one,” but even as they have grown closer through training, it has been a difficult road. Now, called to a remote planet for assistance, Master and Padawan may be pushed to the breaking point. Writer Charles Soule (Lando, She-Hulk, Daredevil) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Avengers World, Punisher) bring us a tale of the Jedi at the height of their power.

Cover Story: The Ultimate Captains

With the new Star Trek movie about to get released, we decided to talk about who our favourite starship captains of all time are.  We compiled an initial list of about 30 choices and each whittled it down to 5, here’s that list of initial choices that we riffed off.

Christopher Pike (Star Trek Original Timeline)
Christopher Pike (Star Trek – Kelvin Timeline)
Hikaru Sulu (Star Trek Original Timeline)
George Kirk (Star Trek – Kelvin Timeline)
James T. Kirk (Star Trek Original Timeline)
James T. Kirk (Star Trek Kelvin Timeline)
Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Benjamin Sisco (Star Trek Deep Space Nine)
Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager)
Khan Noonien Singh (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly)
Bruno J. Global (The Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
Turanga Leela (Futurama)
Jacob Keyes (Halo)
John J. Adams (Forbidden Planet)
David Bowman (2001: A Space Odyssey)
Zaphod Beeblebrox (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
Exeter (This Island Earth)
John Robinson (Lost in Space)
William “Husker” Adama (New Battlestar Galactica)
Adama (Old Battlestar Galactica)
Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin (Star Wars)
Admiral Ackbar (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
General Grevious (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
Han Solo (Star Wars)
The Doctor (Doctor Who)