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May 2, 2010

I’m playing Five Faves, and you can too!

This week: Captains!

1. Captain Malcolm Reynolds (I was crushed when Firefly was cancelled. Such a good show. And Captain Mal is the best Captain ever, in my humble opinion. Gorgeous, noble, courageous, that coat, those boots – what more do you need?)

2. Captain Jack Sparrow (Bring me that horizon!)

3. Captain Jean Luc Picard (Make it so)

4. Captain Jack Harkness (The name Jack really does follow ‘Captain’ nicely, doesn’t it? It took me ages to come around to Captain Harkness; I hated him in Dr Who, but thought he was pretty great in Torchwood.)

5. Captain Planet (there’s a space in my brain that will always and forever belong to the theme tune. The power is yours!)

What about you? Who’s your favourite captain?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2010 7:03 pm

    Am a bit of a fan of Cpt Jack Harkness’ cheeky grin. He’s a wild boy that Cpt.

    • Francesca permalink*
      May 2, 2010 7:12 pm

      Yes indeedy, I think he may be the wildest of the bunch!

  2. May 3, 2010 10:00 am

    He is not technically a Captain…but I say Admiral Adama from the new Battle Star Galatica.

    • Francesca permalink*
      May 3, 2010 6:52 pm

      Ooh, nice one. I’m a big BSG fan, and they’ve got awesome Admirals/Captains/Lieutenants aplenty!

  3. May 3, 2010 8:27 pm

    Hi – found you by way of Meet Me at Mikes and wanted to chime in with – YES! Captain Mal! What a sad, sad day when Firefly was cancelled. What a perfect Captain – the boots do maketh the man. And possibly the scowl…

    • Francesca permalink*
      May 3, 2010 8:49 pm

      Hi Rachel, welcome! Always nice to meet a fellow Firefly (and Captain Mal) fan. You’re right – he’s got a great scowl, but a great smile too … sigh.

  4. May 5, 2010 12:26 pm

    We like Captains around here. Although he is not yet a captain in the TV series I’m a bit partial to Captain Horatio Hornblower; my partner loves Captain Jack Aubrey in the Patrick O’Brien novels; my daughter is obsessed with Captain Cutler from the original Scooby Doo (go figure) and my son loves Captain Feathersword!

    • Francesca permalink*
      May 5, 2010 7:32 pm

      Sweet Horatio Hornblower! He’s a fave of mine too, but then so is pretty much any character played by Ioan Gruffordd!
      Your daughter sounds pretty awesome, and it’s good that your son is already cultivating an interest in Captains! Mine started with Captain Pugwash, I must confess!

    • Mal Ward permalink
      January 24, 2012 2:31 pm

      dont forget about Captain Barnacles!!

      • Francesca permalink*
        January 24, 2012 9:24 pm

        Hi Mal,

        I just had to look up Captain Barnacles, having not been previously acquainted …
        “a brave polar bear extraordinaire … Besides adventuring, Barnacles enjoys playing his accordion and writing in his captain’s log.”

        Um, awesome!

  5. May 6, 2010 9:52 am

    Oh yes, I forgot! Captain Pugwash is big at our house too. I can’t believe I missed Firefly.

  6. May 21, 2010 1:17 pm

    You’ve got them all for me (Picard and Reynolds).

    I think we must have been separated at birth because you sure like a lot of the same things I do.

    • Francesca permalink*
      May 22, 2010 11:24 am

      We must both have excellent taste! 🙂

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