Finder of things, Doer of stuff
Dragon1 said:Actually, I thought Sansky was a rather poor CO. He was quite indecisive during the combat against the Kilrathi fleet near the middle of the film. After Sansky died, it was in many ways the actions of Gerald (even more so than Paladin or Blair) that brought the Tiger's Claw into a position where Blair could save the day. Prior to his death (by paper cut to the skull) Sansky's decisions were muddled by slow reaction time and doubt, and the only thing that he didn't waver on was the Paladin issue because he happened to be carrying some esoteric Tolwyn family ring (that could have just as easily been stolen).
I think your evaluation is spot on. Yet again though, it it sansky who was originaly in colusion with admiral wilson and who was the traitor on the Tiger's claw IIRC. In the scene where he seems hesitant and distracted during the Kilrathi attack he is actually thumbing a Pilgrim Cross. Look Closely. It's there in the theatrical cut. And it's him and Adm. Wilson in the picture in his cabin. Again, without the traitor stuff, hes just a CO with problems.