GQ 2009.03 - Hugh Dancy
GQ 2013.07 - Mads Mikkelsen
by Nathaniel Goldberg
The purpose is to experience fear. Fear in the face of certain death. To accept that fear, and maintain control of oneself and one’s crew. This is a quality expected in every Starfleet captain.
His mind is a vortex of self maintained monoliths of abstraction
a. perception of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory experiences without an external stimulus and with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a mental disorder or as a response to a drug.
Your father was captain of a Starship for 12 minutes. He saved 800 lives, including your mother’s and yours. I dare you to do better.