Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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more on Jellico comic

What I wrote below a modified version of something I wrote in response to a comment in the post announcing the Star Trek: Captain's Log: Jellico one-shot comic I've written that's coming out this fall, which I put here so more people will see it:

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. (Also, the four-shift thing was really stupid. Humans have an eight-hour circadian rhythm, and eight hours of work, eight hours of downtime, and eight hours of sleep is a very efficient system. Changing it to four six-hour shifts makes nothing like sense.)

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. *grin*

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