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Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 96
# 3
12-10-2012, 09:32 PM
The Enterprise D was a ship of exploration and diplomacy and Picard was a captain that reflected that.
Picard might as well have been an admiral with the pomp surrounding him. His #1 got all the work done while Picard focused on the bigger picture, made the critical/unusual decisions, and represented the federation.

Really, I think he was only an accidental tactician to begin with.

EDIT: Battlestar Galactica has a similar dynamic, leading me to believe this is common practice.

Adama, "Get us out of here."
Tygh, "Scramble fighters! Target the nearest base star! Plot jump! Spin up the FTLs! Recall the fighters! Find out I'm a cylon! Retract landing pylons! Jump!"

Last edited by trahl; 12-10-2012 at 09:43 PM.