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Recast the Captain, TOS Edition!

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This week’s poll begins another series of polls, this one on the topic of alternate leadership.

In the Original Series, the powerhouse acting of William Shatner as James T. Kirk, Captain of the Starship Enterprise, was dominating. It affected everything about the series and there are few scenes that Kirk himself doesn’t appear in. What, however, would the series have been like without his lead from the front, machoman, jump on the hood and hang on style of leadership? If, say, Spock had been in the chair, would that have made a difference? What about Scotty instead? What would’ve happened had someone more sedate, say Uhura, had been the commanding officer of the good ship Enterprise instead? This is your chance to correct Roddenberry’s “mistake” and imagine your favorite cast member at the head of the crew.

Here’s a list of the cast members to choose from. Pick your favorite and tell us why!

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About Idril Mar

Fleet-Captain Idril Mar has been a member of Starbase 118 for well over a decade. She has held multiple command roles and currently is the senior non-Magistrate member of the Executive Council and the fleet's Judge Advocate General. In real life, she's a wife, a mom, and a sci-fi fan, the last of which amuses her political science colleagues and students to no end.
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