Highlights of the first 6 Captains of Star Trek (Pre-Discovery & the Reboots)
I thought I'd sit down and think about the subject of the first 6 Captains of Star Trek (Pre-Discovery & the Reboots) Here's the list and some of the highlights of these amazing Captains..
1. JEAN-LUC PICARD:
Jean-Luc Picard was a 24th century Human, born on the 13th of July in the year 2305.
He had operated in the Starfleet and was well recognized throughout the Federation and even beyond the Federation for his skills and abilities in his field, intellectual capacities, command proficiency and for successfully staving off countless disasters, catastrophes, and crises throughout the Federation and galaxy.
Picard was a celebrated Starfleet officer, an archaeologist, writer, historian, and diplomat who served throughout much of the 24th century. The zeniths of his career were centered around tasks and duties as the commanding officer of the Federation starships USS Stargazer, USS Enterprise-D, and the USS Enterprise-E.
In 2333, he served as the second officer on the Federation starship the USS Stargazer. He took command of the starship after the demise of his captain and was later promoted to Captain of the USS Stargazer.
He commanded the Stargazer for about twenty-two years, up until it was lost in an attack by an unknown alien species later determined to be the Ferengi.
Picard retired from Starfleet in 2385.
2. JAMES TIBERIUS KIRK
He was born on Earth, March 22nd in the year 2233.
He was the son of George and Winona Kirk. He was named after his maternal grandfather, James, and his paternal grandfather, Tiberius.
He had graduated from the Starfleet Academy in 2358, finishing his course of study in just three years.
Early in Kirk's career, he became quite familiar with the work of Doctor Tristan Adams. He even had the opportunity to visit penal colonies that had been revolutionized by Adams. One of his early missions also was the Vulcanian expedition.
As the commanding officer of the Constitution-class starships USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A, Kirk served United Federation of Planets interests as an explorer, soldier, diplomat, and also a time traveler.
3. BENJAMIN SISKO:
Benjamin Sisko was born in the year 2322 on Earth.
He enrolled in the Starfleet Academy in 2350 to study engineering.
During his sophomore year, he was in a field study assignment on Starbase 137. He met a woman named Jennifer in Babylon, New York, on Gilgo Beach, shortly after graduating from the Academy. The two eventually wedded and had a son named Jake.
As a Starfleet officer coming up through the ranks, Sisko was mentored by Curzon Dax, a Trill who served as a United Federation of Planets ambassador to the Klingon Empire, when the two were stationed aboard the USS Livingston early in Sisko's career.
Ben Sisko served aboard the USS Okinawa under Captain Leyton, who saw a commanders' potential in the young officer.
Captain Leyton then promoted Sisko to Lieutenant Commander and made him his executive officer. It was during this assignment that Sisko and Leyton fought in the war between the Federation and the Tzenkethi.
He was finally assigned to the USS Saratoga as its first officer.
In early 2367, the Saratoga was one of the forty Starfleet vessels involved in the Battle of Wolf 359 against the Borg.
In a venture to gain knowledge about Starfleet defenses and securities, the Borg absorbed and assimilated Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise, successfully formulating a Borg drone known as Locutus.
During the conflict, of the forty Federation starships amassed at Wolf 359, only the USS Endeavour survived. An approximate number of about eleven thousand people were lost, including Sisko's wife, Jennifer.
Ben Sisko blames Jean-Luc Picard for the death of his wife.
Afterward, Sisko took a position at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on Mars. There he oversaw the development of new ships intended to contend with the Borg threat. One such ship, the USS Defiant, was later used against the Dominion.
Sisko was later promoted to the position of a Captain on the stardate 48959.
4. KATHRYN JANEWAY:
Kathryn Janeway is the daughter of Vice-Admiral Edward Janeway and Gretchen Janeway.
She was born on May 20, 2336.
Her first mission after graduating from the Starfleet academy was as a science officer on the USS Al-Batani, where she served as Chief Science Officer during the Arias mission.
Captain Janeway took command of the Intrepid-class USS Voyager in 2371.
Their first mission was to locate and capture a Maquis vessel last seen in the area of space known as the Badlands.
She was known to be a pretty tough captain who was not afraid or hesitant to take chances. She tended to stand firm in the face of danger and was one remarkable captain.
Her intelligence, judgment, dedication to her duties and obligations, while her intelligence, tactfulness to certain matters, and diplomacy have earned her a huge admiration, respect, and honor as one of the best in Starfleet.
Her amazing capabilities and potential in both engineering and science allowed her hands-on expertise, if needed
She had shown a tendency to defy Starfleet protocol against beam-down of commanding officers into unsecured away team missions. She preferred to be addressed as Captain rather than gender based titles like sir or ma'am.
5. CHRISTOPHER PIKE:
He was the dependable and reliable predecessor to James T. Kirk as captain of the starship USS Enterprise.
Christopher Pike was a Federation Starfleet officer born in the early 23rd century and he was human.
During his early career, he served on three Federation starships before being appointed to the USS Enterprise as Captain Robert April's first officer.
In 2250, Pike was promoted to the rank of a captain and was given command of the Enterprise where he served as the ship's Commanding officer until 2265, when the command of the Enterprise was transferred to James T. Kirk.
During his tenure in Starfleet, he was deemed to be one of the most highly decorated starship captains in Starfleet history.
Following the end of the Federation-Klingon War in 2257, Christopher Pike was temporarily given command of the USS Discovery when the Enterprise underwent a disastrous systems failure and was sent to space dock for repair.
On command of the Discovery, he dealt with figuring out what the Red bursts were, proving Spock's innocence and saving his integrity.
He also put an end to Section 31's artificial intelligence Control.
Christopher Pike returned to command the Enterprise after a few months.
Following his assignment as commander of the Enterprise, he was then promoted to fleet captain and in the late 2260s was aboard an old class J starship when Pike was exposed to an almost deadly dose of delta-particle radiation. The exposure left Pike badly scarred but also physically disabled and in need of a wheelchair tuned to his brain waves.
In 2267, Spock ferried Pike from Starbase 11 to Talos IV where the Talosians offered Pike an invitation to live with them unfettered by his physical body. Pike returned to Talos IV, where he was reunited with Vina and given the appearance of full health.
6. JONATHAN BECKETT ARCHER
Captain Jonathan Becket Archer was considered to be the “greatest explorer of the 22nd century” (by historian John Gill). He was instrumental in the success of the NX Program and captained the USS Enterprise through many early pivotal moments in the Human expansion into the larger universe. He also started negotiations that brought about the formation of the Coalition of Planets and the Federation. When his command of the Enterprise ended, he served in the new Federation Starfleet as a Chief of Staff and attained the rank of Admiral. He was also honored by being named an honorary member of the Andorian Imperial Guard and served as an ambassador to Andoria. He was elected as the President of the United Federation of Planets in 2184, a position he held for 8 years.