The oldsters at /Movie have been making the joke that that is the worst week ever for Captain Shaw when it comes to every part he is been by means of to this point. And on this season’s fifth episode, Shaw takes the helm because the Titan flees the Changeling-controlled Starfleet. What was that prefer to movie that second?
That was so enjoyable as a result of, nicely, to begin with, he isn’t going in opposition to Starfleet. He is clearly defending Starfleet and as soon as once more, doing his job. He is defending Starfleet in opposition to, such as you mentioned, unhealthy actors. What was actually enjoyable about that scene is that is perhaps one of many first occasions we see him doing full tilt captaining on the bridge and the entire evasive maneuvers — we had been code crimson, crimson alert, all of that. Then I’ve the closest factor that I get to a catchphrase. I say, “Let’s get out of right here,” which I prefer to assume that is what he says each time, as an alternative of “Have interaction” or “Make it so” or “Hit it” or “Let’s fly.” He simply says, “Let’s get out of right here,” which is a beleaguered, blue collar manner of giving his command.
That scene was actually enjoyable as a result of there is a shot in there that may simply dwell in my little nerdy coronary heart for the remainder of my life. It’s Shaw within the captain’s seat with Picard on his proper and Riker on his left, and simply this nice framed shot of the three of us. I am flying my ship with my crew, and it simply was peak Shaw.
It was so cool since you get a glimpse of what was a typical scene [before Riker and Picard showed up] — to see him step up, him take cost, him working his ship, not handing it over to different folks, not ready for something, it is like, “Okay, I’ve made the choice, right here we go.” It was actually enjoyable.
I do know there are a variety of followers who’re advocating for a Shaw spin-off present, most likely on the Titan, which I am certain you would not thoughts, both. I questioned for you, hypothetically, if there was such a present, who would you need to see on the crew with you? It may be anybody from “Trek,” it does not must be simply “Picard” of us.
Oh, wow. Effectively, I really like all of my bridge. I really like them. They’re great people and I feel they’re actually compelling characters that we may be taught much more from and see much more from. What I feel can be actually enjoyable, due to the period that we’re in, is to see episodes with characters from “Deep House 9” and episodes with characters from “Voyager.”
We must get Ronny Cox again in some unspecified time in the future the place he comes on to get all Jellico; he is most likely an admiral at this level. After which the advanced model of Shaw must join with him. That may be a variety of enjoyable.
My subsequent query really pertains to Jellico. What captains within the Trek lore do you assume Shaw would get together with probably the most? Apart from Jellico, as that is the apparent one.
Effectively, I feel clearly Sisko, he shares a variety of historical past with — they could or might not have recognized one another however they share a typical wound, I ought to say. [Editor’s Note: Both Sisko and Shaw had traumatic experiences with the Borg.] He clearly would join with Sisko on that degree. I additionally assume Janeway. She’s not an area cowboy, not within the Kirk manner. I additionally assume his particular beefs with Picard, I do not know if he would be in agreement of Picard that he has if it wasn’t for “The Better of Each Worlds” [the “Next Generation” episode where Picard as the Borg attacked Starfleet, killing many, including Shaw’s crew mates]. I feel Picard, in some ways, was extra just like Shaw previous to that occasion.