We’re talking about Starfleet’s admiralty!
- Just how many Starfleet admirals are evil? Liz ran the numbers!
- Why are so many admirals antagonistic, if not outright villains?
- And what are the qualities which make a good admiral?
- Apparently we have more sympathy for Admiral Norah Satie than most people
- We’re still pretty mad that Kat died
- Anika proposes a game: which Star Trek characters should or definitely should not be admirals?
- Career paths of the future: in a utopia where people are free to choose their paths achieving/not achieving flag rank shouldn’t be the measure of a character’s worth
Specific characters discussed:
- Patterson (VOY – “Relativity”)
- Hanson (TNG – “The Best of Both Worlds”)
- Haftel (TNG – “The Offspring)
- Patar (DSC – “Project Daedalus”)
- Cornwell (DSC)
- Satie (TNG – “The Drumhead”)
- Necheyev (TNG — particularly the “Chain of Command” and “Descent” two-parters)
- Janeway (VOY and Star Trek: Nemesis)
- Kirk (TOS and Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock)
Content note: We discuss the telepathic sexual assault of Deanna Troi in Star Trek: Nemesis for about sixty seconds, starting at around the 40 minute mark.
- The script for DS9′s “Fascination”, including Lwaxana’s cut remarks about her relationship with Alynna Necheyev
- Memory Alpha discusses Natalia Nogulich’s encounter with a US Marine who told her that generals used Necheyev as a model for how to speak to subordinates (an anecdote Liz totally misremembers as she recounts it!)
- The decidedly NSFW Janeway/Necheyev fic Liz mentions enjoying way back in 2001. (It’s still great, btw.)