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another Star Trek comic from me
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From: (Anonymous) Date: May 8th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Feelings on Jellico

KRAD, were you a fan of Jellico on TNG? I really liked him, and am interested in ordering this comic, but am a little hesitant because of the unflattering, authoritarian characterizations some authors have given him (they seem to have tended to strongly dislike him on the series). Do I have anything to worry about?
kradical From: kradical Date: May 8th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Feelings on Jellico

I actually really liked Jellico as a character -- though not as a person. *grin* But he was a nice contrast to Picard, both flawed and skilled. What I liked about the dynamic in "Chain of Command" is that both Riker and Jellico were right. Jellico has his own style and had every right to implement it, but he was asking for too much too fast, especially when replacing a beloved captain who had been in place for five years. Having said that, Riker didn't exactly cover himself in glory, either, since he should've adjusted much faster to the different style of command (something he should've been able to do, given that this wasn't his first rodeo as an XO).

Anyhow, this comic will take place prior to "Chain of Command" aboard the Cairo, and I think will please both people who think that Jellico was a pretty darned good captain and the ones who think he's a flaming asshole. Because, honestly, the character was both. :)
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