With the impending arrival of Star Trek Beyond (currently moving at warp speed toward a theater near you), The A.V. Club approached die-hard fans of the various iterations of the series with one simple question: Who’s the best captain of all? Is it Kirk? Picard? Janeway? Sisko? Or even… Archer? (Sacrilege, we say.) Straight from the floor of the C2E2 Convention here in Chicago, we bring you some of the most passionate—and most elaborately costumed—folks with a take on who best steers a starfleet ship.

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