Captain Edward Jellico comes in like a whirlwind in the season 6 "Chain of Command" two-parter of The Next Generation to take command of the Enterprise-D during an important confrontation with the Cardassians. Jellico moves to implement a number of changes very quickly that leads to conflict with the crew, especially Commander Riker. What do we think of Jellico's command style, his effectiveness, and how the crew reacts to him?
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez and Justin Oser are joined by guest Ken Tripp of Standard Orbit to talk about their thoughts on Captain Jellico and his appearances in The Next Generation episodes "Chain of Command: Part I" and "Chain of Command: Part II." Topics discussed include a comparison between the command styles of Captain Jellico and Captain Picard, Jellico's effectiveness, the resistance that he receives from the crew, and his working relationship with his two first officer, Riker and Data.
Welcome, Ken! (00:01:50)
Ken's Star Trek Story (00:02:42)
Initial Thoughts on Jellico (00:04:24)
Jellico's Command Style (00:09:20)
What If the Roles Were Reversed? (00:19:09)
Resistance from the Crew (00:26:15)
Jellico's Effectiveness (00:29:05)
Preparing Us for Sisko? (00:40:11)
Jellico's First Officers (00:45:53)
Final Thoughts (00:58:35)
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)