But...but...Michael Dorn was in Emperor: Battle for Dune...
Maybe we should see it Jurgen Prochnow is interested in making a return.
This gives me exactly the right opportunity for:
Commander Paul Gerald
Friends call him: Paul
One daughter, Sandy b. 41.042
First Officer, CS Tiger Claw
Don't know him well at all. Reported to like camping (Terran & exotic). Competitive marksman in his Academy days.
I've onlt met Gerald a couple of trimes. Most of my information is second-hand.
An excellent hard-line, by-the-book X0. I must confess I've dawdled in giving him his own command. According to reports, his crew respect him, but they don't really follow him. Gerald's best when he's paired with a captain who's a good motivator. His day will come soon enough, however. We've simply too short on command-grade officers not to use a man of Gerald's experience.
Reported to be inflexible and a bit prejudiced. Like far too many officers who came aboard since the last war, Gerald is all too eager to blame the Pilgrims for everything from crop blight on Brack tot he latest advance in Kilrathi fighter tech. Needs to think more about the war he's in now and less about the one he missed.
Has spent almost all his career to date aboard carriers in one capacity or another, and by all accounts he knows a flight deck as well as any tech chief in the fleet. I'd like for his first command to be something smaller than a carriar, but I'd fear wasting his strongest expertise. Perhaps a carrier support ship? Staff is another possibility - seems to have a mind for strategy, but I have no evidense the man posseses even a shred of politcal sensibility.
Biggest asset seems to be an affinity for the care and feeding of pilots. Definetly knows when to slack the leash and when to crack the whip with a fighter wing. The Tiger Claw wing saw a 2% jump in his efficiency rating in his first year as XO, and continues to climb. His pilots tend to get the job done, and also to come back alive, at a significantly better-than-average rate.